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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46728 Judge John M. Walker Jr. APPELLANT, A law firm that represented the debtor-appellee during his bankruptcy proceeding, sought to recoup the fees that it earned and expenses that it incurred prior to the conversion of the debtor’s case from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7. The bankruptcy court and the district court both concluded that these fees and expenses were properly discharged and therefore not recoverable from the debtor. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision, ruling that the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred by a debtor during a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding are dischargeable debts following an involuntary conversion to Chapter 7. The court rejected the law firm’s claim for $120,095 in fees and expenses, as well as its argument that the amount should have been recoverable as administrative expenses.

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