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Lamie v. United States Trustee

Docket No.: 02-693
Certiorari Granted: Mar 10 2003
Argued: November 10, 2003
Decided: January 26, 2004

Topics:

Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Act or Rules, or Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, Attorneys, Attorneys' Fees, Amendment 1, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code, Bill of Rights, Compulsory Process Clause, Confrontation Clause, Sixth Amendment, chapter 11, chapter 7, habeas

PartyNames: John M. Lamie v. United States Trustee
Petitioner: John M. Lamie
Respondent: United States Trustee

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Citation: CA 4, 290 F.3d 739. QUESTION PRESENTED Does 11 U.S.C. § 330(a)(1) authorize a court to award fees to a debtor's attorney? CERT GRANTED: 3/10/03
Supreme Court Docket

John M. Lamie
v.
United States Trustee
540 U.S. 526 (2004)
Question:

Did Congress intend to omit bankruptcy attorneys from the list of people a corporation could pay during Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings?

Note:

. CA 4, 290 F.3d 739. QUESTION PRESENTED Does 11 U.S.C. § 330(a)(1) authorize a court to award fees to a debtor's attorney? CERT GRANTED: 3/10/03

Lamie v. United States Trustee
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 10, 2003

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for United States Trustee, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Lamie v. United States Trustee
Case Documents

1Opinion in Lamie v. United States Trustee
2Slip Opinion in Lamie v. United States Trustee (Opinion by )
3Opinion in Lamie v. United States Trustee
Additional documents for this case are pending review.