February 24, 2020
Bankruptcy judge finds no statutory power for a chapter 13 trustee to prosecute a lawsuit that the debtor was judicially estopped for pursuing.
February 19, 2020
Lawyers leaving a bankrupt firm are not required to pay over profits on hourly matters they take to their new firms.
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 30, 2020
Careful drafting and copious documentation are required for a bifurcated fee arrangement to pass muster in chapter 7.
January 27, 2020
Sixth Circuit upholds dismissal of claims for reverse veil piercing and reverse alter ego.
January 17, 2020
A creditor lost a dischargeability suit by failing to call the right witnesses to prove that a lawyer’s trust account was used to hide assets.
January 10, 2020
A nonprecedential opinion applies Fifth Circuit authority to achieve a result that’s equitable for the debtor and creditors, and maybe also for a personal injury defendant.
December 10, 2019
Saying she is in the minority in her district, a new Delaware judge ruled that allowing creditors to opt out won’t permit a plan to impose nonconsensual, third-party releases.
December 4, 2019
Eighth Circuit was compelled to overrule its own precedent that permitted the bankruptcy court to bar a debtor from amending schedules based on bad faith.
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.