June 18, 2021
Eleventh Circuit splits with four other circuits by holding that the Barton doctrine doesn’t protect trustees once the bankruptcy is over.
June 17, 2021
The lack of specific findings of fact by the arbitrator meant that a treble damage award for willful breach of contract was dischargeable.
June 16, 2021
So long as there was no delay in filing the retention application, Judge Tighe identified statutory and practical reasons for allowing compensation for services rendered before entry of a retention order.
June 11, 2021
Disagreeing with two other circuits, the Sixth Circuit finds no power in the bankruptcy court to avoid dismissing a chapter 13 case even if the debtor filed repeatedly in bad faith to avoid foreclosure.
June 7, 2021
If the district court is adjudicating a suit with “related to” jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1334(b), the district court applies the Bankruptcy Rules, not the Federal Rules, the First Circuit says.
June 4, 2021
Decision by Bankruptcy Judge Michelle Harner demonstrates the flaw in the Fourth Circuit’s rule requiring parallel proceedings in bankruptcy court and in arbitration when disputes are both core and non-core.
June 1, 2021
Part-time self-employment, coupled with debt from a defunct business, qualified the debtor for reorganization under Subchapter V of chapter 11.
May 27, 2021
The Second Circuit split with the Fourth and Fifth Circuits by holding that the increase in fees for the U.S. Trustee system was unconstitutional because it was not imposed simultaneously in the two states with bankruptcy administrators.
May 20, 2021
Filing a chapter 15 petition wasn’t required for a U.S. district court to dismiss a civil action against a German company undergoing insolvency in Germany.
May 19, 2021
When drafting a statute, Congress cannot ‘think of every single esoteric possibility,’ Judge Mignault says.