March 24, 2020
Calling the Madoff trustee a liar and basing a discovery motion on facts known to be false resulted in sanctions under Rule 37(a)(5)(B).
March 17, 2020
Judge Grossman finds a way to grant allowances of compensation for services performed before the entry of a retention order.
March 16, 2020
A judicial lien may be avoided under Section 522(f) only if the lien attached after the debtor acquired the property.
March 9, 2020
Pending adversary proceedings don’t preclude a finding that the chapter 11 case has been ‘fully administered,’ thus allowing entry of a final decree and cutting off further fees owing to the U.S. Trustee Program.
March 3, 2020
District court reverses and bars Sears from assigning Mall of America lease.
February 21, 2020
Reinstating a ruling by Bankruptcy Judge Cecelia Morris, the appeals court held that the Manville asbestos trust covers both in rem and in personam claims by ‘future’ claimants against insurers and brokers.
February 18, 2020
Failure to respond to a well-pleaded complaint implies consent for the bankruptcy court to enter final judgment in an avoidance action, Judge Glenn rules.
February 12, 2020
Since Congress has made student loans virtually nondischargeable, why can’t a chapter 13 plan discriminate in favor of paying more toward student loans?
January 17, 2020
A creditor lost a dischargeability suit by failing to call the right witnesses to prove that a lawyer’s trust account was used to hide assets.
January 16, 2020
Filing a chapter 11 petition to obtain an automatic 60-day extension of a closing date is not a bad faith filing, Judge Bernstein says.