April 22, 2022
Reliance on advice of counsel is not a complete defense to contempt citations.
April 13, 2022
In a case that may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court at least once more, the Fourth Circuit is subjecting 26 multinational oil companies to the tender mercies of the Maryland state courts.
April 7, 2022
Being branded as a creditor is like a tattoo; it won’t ever come off.
March 23, 2022
The circuits are now split 2/1 on the waiver of sovereign immunity under Section 544(b) for lawsuits by a trustee based on claims that could have been made by an actual creditor.
March 22, 2022
Reversing the bankruptcy court, the district court decided that a local rule did not bar bifurcated fee arrangements altogether.
January 19, 2022
A district judge in Virginia holds that third-party, non-debtor releases must be approved by district judge under Stern and must comply with the strictures of Federal Rule 23.
December 9, 2021
Treaties disagree on whether interest is required in 100% chapter 13 plans when the debtor is not devoting all disposable income to the plan.
November 22, 2021
Deciding to transfer venue, a North Carolina bankruptcy judge said that the debtor underwent a corporate restructuring ‘purely for the purpose of filing bankruptcy.’
November 2, 2021
If a loan benefits both a debtor and someone else, the loan still may be included in counting whether the debt “arose from the commercial or business activities of the debtor.”
October 22, 2021
Maryland district judge predicts that the Fourth Circuit would adopt a debtor-friendly rule more broadly discharging environmental claims when the acts occurred before chapter 11.