Category: Legal

Court of Appeals Rules Unsecured Creditors May Claim Post-Petition Attorneys’ Fees

In the case of Ogle, Liquidating Trustee of the Agway Liquidating Trust v. Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Maryland, The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held on November 2009 that a creditor was entitled to its post-petition legal fees incurred on a pre-petition indemnity agreement. In affirming the lower courts, the Second Circuit explained that the Bankruptcy Code (Code) “interposes no bar to recovery.”