March 19, 2020
The creditor was guilty of an automatic stay violation, but Taggart insulated the creditor from liability for a discharge violation for continuation of the same conduct.
March 18, 2020
Dissenter in the Ninth Circuit says that utilizing provisions in the Bankruptcy Code is not bad faith barring confirmation.
March 13, 2020
The Ninth Circuit may be backing off from Ybarra, a case that waives discharge for attorneys’ fees if the debtor ‘returns to the fray.’
March 2, 2020
The Ninth Circuit BAP closed a loophole that would have allowed a recipient of public assistance benefits to discharge a debt for overpayment.
February 28, 2020
Trustees in chapter 12 fare better than chapter 13 trustees if a case is dismissed before confirmation.
February 25, 2020
Bankruptcy Judge Scott Clarkson of Santa Ana, Calif., issued the first reported decision on the new small business reorganization law that became effective on February 19.
February 11, 2020
Almost $35,000 in actual and punitive damages was imposed on a judgment creditor and its collection law firm for failing to vacate a garnishment following notice of bankruptcy and discharge.
January 21, 2020
Courts are split on whether creditors in chapter 13 are entitled to the postpetition appreciation in a debtor’s property.
January 13, 2020
Even though the debtor defaulted, Judge Christopher Klein held a trial and ruled that the lender had not relied on a false loan application.
November 22, 2019
The claim of a member of a creditors’ committee was subordinated because she evaded disclosure that her claims would consume the entire estate.