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March 23, 2016

$1,000 in damages justifies $36,000 in attorneys’ fees for violating the FDCPA.

March 22, 2016

Lawyer’s malpractice can satisfy Bullock’s recklessness standard for nondischargeability.
Court in the Ninth Circuit takes more flexible approach to revoking confirmation.
Some justices ask why Puerto Rico can’t legislate to keep the lights on.

March 21, 2016

Exemptions are not always fixed on the date of filing.
Dissenter would have used a $1 case to rule on an issue of first impression.

March 18, 2016

Willfulness is not required by the FDCPA when pleading an automatic stay violation.
No debt, and thus no preference, arises until after the midnight deadline.

March 17, 2016

The right paper trail helps avoid liability for profiting from a Ponzi scheme.
Abuse of discretion automatically results if a judgment harms a defrauded creditor.