August 21, 2023
As long as the student loan is owing to the government, the Fifth Circuit holds that the government bar date applies even when the servicer is a private company.
August 18, 2023
Neither a contract nor state law requiring exhaustion of administrative remedies can divest the bankruptcy court of ‘core’ jurisdiction, even after plan confirmation.
August 17, 2023
Bankruptcy courts can have subject matter jurisdiction to approve settlements between nondebtors.
August 16, 2023
Seeking attorneys’ fees from the debtor did not by itself make a postpetition lawsuit subject to the automatic stay.
August 15, 2023
The same day the Supreme Court decided to hear Purdue, a district judge on Long Island, N.Y., sent dozens of long-stayed sexual abuse cases back to state court where the debtor is not a named defendant.
August 14, 2023
Two judges in Georgia say that personal property is not exempt even if the purchase was traceable to Social Security benefits.
August 11, 2023
Unlike the case we reported on yesterday, there was no ‘related to’ jurisdiction because the outcome of a suit between two nondebtors wouldn’t have a direct effect on the bankrupt estate.
August 10, 2023
There could be ‘related to’ jurisdiction if a lawsuit between nondebtors might reduce claims against the bankrupt estate.
August 9, 2023
The Treasury rate and prime rate are both proper starting points for pegging post-petition interest rates, but starting with Treasurys requires a larger risk premium.
August 8, 2023
The Second Circuit split with the First Circuit, which had permitted nationwide class actions because the discharge injunction is statutory.