August 19, 2021
Dismissal of a chapter 13 case moots an appeal regarding an allegedly erroneous order directing payment of money.
August 16, 2021
Here’s an example of how state law prevents bankruptcy law from being uniform throughout the U.S.
July 23, 2021
The bankruptcy community needs a better definition of what’s an executory contract, and Prof. Jay Westbrook has it.
June 7, 2021
If the district court is adjudicating a suit with “related to” jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1334(b), the district court applies the Bankruptcy Rules, not the Federal Rules, the First Circuit says.
June 3, 2021
First Circuit BAP explains what lien avoidance does and doesn’t do.
May 24, 2021
Massachusetts bankruptcy judge requires flexibility from both the government and the debtor who is saddled with huge student loans.
May 5, 2021
First Circuit won’t allow a debtor to dismiss and avoid the consequences of abusive conduct.
April 28, 2021
The appeals court reviews the ‘totality of the circumstances’ when government action has elements of both regulatory enforcement and furtherance of the state’s pecuniary interest.
March 9, 2021
Constitutional arguments don’t entitle the creditor to stay relief.
February 11, 2021
Confirmation appeals in two big cases are dismissed on the same day for equitable mootness.