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.
January 9, 2020
A debtor with a law degree but only $37,500 in gross annual income was permitted to discharge more than $220,000 in student loans.
January 7, 2020
The Supreme Court’s Merit Management opinion fails to persuade the Second Circuit to change the result in Tribune.
January 3, 2020
A contempt hearing fell under the ‘criminal’ exception to the automatic stay, but jailing a debtor to coerce payment of a prepetition debt violated the stay, Judge Grossman ruled.
December 9, 2019
New York intermediate appellate courts are split on critical questions about the ‘start date’ for the statute of limitations on mortgage foreclosure.
November 26, 2019
Claiming a firearm is owned for defense of the household raises the odds that the gun will be exempt as household goods.
September 17, 2019
Discovery abuse in a prior lawsuit can result in nondischargeability in a later bankruptcy.
September 10, 2019
Defendants in lawsuits by Lehman Brothers are stuck in bankruptcy court until the cases are ready for a jury trial.
July 31, 2019
Judge Garrity in New York adopts a narrow view of ‘commercial information’ that may be redacted in a court filing.