Ch. 7 Trustee Can't Stall His Removal Over Improper Billing

Law360, Houston (May 24, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday denied a request by a McFall Breitbeil & Smith PC attorney to delay his removal as a Chapter 7 trustee while he appeals his disqualification for allegedly attempting to bill personal vacation expenses to a bankruptcy estate.

U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes declined W. Steve Smith's motion to stay U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur's order removing him as bankruptcy panel trustee for IFS Financial Corp. after he was found to have sought improper travel reimbursements from IFS' estate, ruling...
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