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ABI Exclusive

January 3, 2020

A contempt hearing fell under the ‘criminal’ exception to the automatic stay, but jailing a debtor to coerce payment of a prepetition debt violated the stay, Judge Grossman ruled.

December 30, 2019

Appeals court upholds finding that the mortgage securities market in 2007 was declining, not dysfunctional.

December 20, 2019

Now on the district court bench, then-Bankruptcy Judge Frank Volk was upheld in a tricky case involving the government’s right of setoff.

December 19, 2019

Virginia case highlights the damage that will be done to debtor protections if affirmative action is required for a stay violation.

December 16, 2019

Over a dissent, the Sixth Circuit holds that FERC may offer its opinion but may not bar a bankruptcy court from rejecting a power purchase agreement after considering the public interest.

December 12, 2019

Disagreeing with a decision by the First Circuit last December, the Fifth Circuit rules that the ‘plain language’ in Section 362(c)(3)(A) does not terminate the automatic stay as to estate property 30 days after the second filing within one year.

November 20, 2019

The ‘fugitive disentitlement doctrine’ does not allow a federal court to dismiss an appeal because of a fugitive’s contempt of a state court order, the First Circuit rules.

November 18, 2019

Justices may narrow Bullard by drawing back from the requirement that finality requires a change in the status quo.

November 14, 2019

Appeals courts won’t allow bankruptcy to shield debtors from paying parking tickets and fines incurred in the course of a chapter 13 case.

November 12, 2019

Rulings by the First and Second Circuits ensure that recoveries by a Ponzi scheme trustee will be distributed to all victims, not just those who sue on their own.