January 8, 2021
Atlanta judge gave the benefit of the doubt to the debtor on a discharge violation, but limited damages to the recovery of attorneys’ fees.
December 23, 2020
Although a lawsuit against the archbishop violated the automatic stay, Judge Thuma of Albuquerque declined to impose sanctions because precedent was ‘spotty or nonexistent.’
December 21, 2020
Eleventh Circuit hits an attorney for a brief citing Bugs Bunny rather than caselaw authority.
December 7, 2020
An oversecured lender may not be entitled to a fee allowance from the estate that a private client might be willing to pay.
December 2, 2020
New York Court of Appeals decision opens the door to state court suits against third parties who cause debtors to breach contracts with lenders.
November 27, 2020
The Ninth Circuit rules that Taggart raised a ‘significantly high hurdle’ before holding a creditor in contempt of the discharge injunction.
November 25, 2020
Pursuing appointment benefitted the professional career of the applicant and did not benefit the estate, Judge Silverstein said.
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.
October 13, 2020
Lender soon recognized that home foreclosure violated the stay but continued denying liability through seven years of litigation.
September 9, 2020
Since they weren’t bankruptcy lawyers, the firm wasn’t disqualified for the first nondisclosure offense. The second time, Delaware’s Judge Dorsey ordered disqualification and disgorgement