January 15, 2020
A later First Circuit BAP panel should follow BAP authority unless the prior opinion seems “dead wrong.”
December 17, 2019
A divided Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that an inherited IRA, not exempt under federal law, is exempt under state law.
December 11, 2019
The city of San Juan unsuccessfully argued that the PROMESA Oversight Board has no fiscal control over municipalities in Puerto Rico.
December 2, 2019
To avoid liability for an underfunded pension plan, the First Circuit describes a structure for investors to employ when buying a sick company
November 20, 2019
The ‘fugitive disentitlement doctrine’ does not allow a federal court to dismiss an appeal because of a fugitive’s contempt of a state court order, the First Circuit rules.
November 15, 2019
The case in the appeals court apparently did not involve a student account structured to prevent the college from being the initial recipient of a fraudulent transfer.
November 12, 2019
Rulings by the First and Second Circuits ensure that recoveries by a Ponzi scheme trustee will be distributed to all victims, not just those who sue on their own.
September 30, 2019
Appeals court says that the bankruptcy court must always address the existence of a trust when ruling on a motion to modify the automatic stay.
September 27, 2019
District judge in Maine follows the Fifth Circuit by ruling that the post-petition sale of exempt property does not destroy the exempt status of the proceeds.
September 12, 2019
Judge Hoffman’s analysis comports with the ABI Commission’s recommendations for improvements in lease assumptions by chapter 7 debtors under Section 365(p).