January 24, 2023
Bankruptcy Judge William Lafferty declined (for now) to halt suits against nondebtor affiliates for lack of an adequate record to justify a preliminary injunction.
April 11, 2022
If a proceeding is sub judice when the defendant files bankruptcy, the plaintiff should figure out whether a decision after bankruptcy would violate the automatic stay.
December 1, 2021
In dicta, the Ninth Circuit BAP says that equitable estoppel cannot be applied against a debtor in view of the debtor’s fiduciary responsibilities.
November 5, 2021
Unlike other states, creditors can attach 25% of a judgment debtor’s interest in a spendthrift trust in California.
August 4, 2021
The Ninth Circuit BAP joins the minority on an issue that’s headed for the court of appeals.
March 5, 2021
By adopting a BAP opinion, the Ninth Circuit backed away from disallowing exemptions when a debtor disposes of exempt property after the filing date.
September 23, 2020
Findings of fact to show satisfaction of the best interests test ordinarily should be numerical comparisons, Ninth Circuit BAP Says
July 17, 2020
Did the Supreme Court’s Acevedo opinion preclude annulling the stay? The Ninth Circuit BAP says ‘no.’
March 2, 2020
The Ninth Circuit BAP closed a loophole that would have allowed a recipient of public assistance benefits to discharge a debt for overpayment.
August 8, 2019
BAP reversed the bankruptcy court’s ruling that personal liability on a discharged debt was resurrected in ‘chapter 20.