Hello. This is related to my previous bankruptcy question. I promise to answer immediately.
As from the recent questions, I have filed a lawsuit against my previous employer, in which the Bankruptcy Estate is now Interested Party. The Trustee
and I have concluded that I will continue pro se. The trustee and I have also negotiated a 50-50 split between us until he reaches the settlement amount, in the event the Employment lawsuit results in my favor.
I haven’t signed anything yet, but I have contracts
for my review, due Monday. My questions are,
1) The trustee is requesting about $5500 over my actual debt, (12.4% of the debt) be allotted to him, in any awards from the other lawsuit (included at the rate of 50-50.) Could I dispute (negotiate) this amount, or is his commission protected and reasonable?
2) In his Motion to Approve Sale of Non Exempt Causes of Action he states our agreement of a 50-50 split up to the X dollar amount. I don’t want that information in the hands of the Defense nor in the hands of a jury when they’re deciding my settlement. Is he allowed to omit the exact dollar amount from the public motion and just keep it within the contract between him and me only?
3) Lastly the Trustee states in his Motion the debtor did not schedule the suit in her schedules, nor did she claim any exemptions for these claims,’ to paraphrase. I did send notice
of the lawsuit to the bankruptcy court
and to the trustee prior to my hearing by mailing them an Amended Statement of Financial affairs. I’m concerned his statement that I did not schedule the lawsuit casts me in a bad light, as though I tried to conceal it from the Court. Is it a bad statement for me or is it just moot technical jargon?