The court, in its discretion, may order a trial by jury or before a referee, of any disputed claim or matter arising under the provisions of this article. It may in its discretion award reasonable counsel fees and costs, determine which party shall pay the same, and make all necessary rules to govern the practice under this article. The assignee or assignees named in any assignment shall receive for his or their services a commission of not to exceed five per centum on the whole sum which will have come into his or their hands, except in a case where such percentage shall not equal two hundred dollars in which case the court may grant such a sum which with such percentage shall equal two hundred dollars. If the assignee continues the business the court may allow him additional compensation equal to what he might be allowed as hereinabove provided.

Terms Used In N.Y. Debtor and Creditor Law 21

  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.

The actual and necessary expenses incurred by the assignee in the administration of the estate shall be reported in detail, under oath, and examined and approved or disapproved by the court. If approved they shall be paid out of the estate.