October 21, 2020
Judge Christopher Klein parses the burdens of proof on conversion, dismissal and right to a discharge for an individual in chapter 11.
October 20, 2020
Electing English law upheld, even though no one had any connection with the U.K.
October 19, 2020
Retroactive and nunc pro tunc orders aren’t the same thing, Judge Jaime says. Orders may be retroactive when the power is implied by statute.
May 15, 2020
Judge Klein’s opinion reads like an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant ‘cert’ and resolve a circuit split by taking sides with the majority on Section 362(c)(3)(A).
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 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.
November 4, 2019
A debt that’s been paid in full under state law is discharged even if the debtor never receives a discharge, Judge Klein says.
October 8, 2019
California judge sides with former Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes by holding that the U.S. Trustee does not have statutory power to appoint an unsecured committee in a chapter 9 case.