Rochelle's Daily Wire

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May 17, 2022

The decision by the Supreme Court next term in Bartenwerfer will tell us whether debts can be automatically nondischargeable, even when the debtor is without fault.

May 11, 2022

Over a dissent, the Eleventh Circuit held that a 1995 chapter 11 plan discharged the liability of ‘related persons’ to pay health care benefits when a coal producer defaulted on the obligation in 2016.

May 4, 2022

The circuits are split on whether an innocent debtor’s liability is automatically nondischargeable when an agent or partner committed fraud.

April 19, 2022

Had Congress considered the facts that were before Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth Brown, it surely would have written the statute differently, this writer believes.

April 5, 2022

Judge Klein let a lawyer off the hook for violating Rule 9011 because the lawyer had already been punished enough.

March 16, 2022

Bankruptcy judges are required to predict the unknown and the unknowable when deciding how much debtors can repay in student loans.

February 10, 2022

Seventh Circuit says that costs incurred by disciplinary authorities are not in compensation for ‘actual pecuniary loss.’

February 1, 2022

Someone who commits fraud can’t be denied a discharge for that reason alone if the debtor kept accurate books and records of the fraud.

January 31, 2022

The opinion by Judge Silverstein contains numerous sound bites for judges and debtors aiming to discharge student loans owed by individuals living in desperate circumstances.

December 27, 2021

Lower courts are split on whether violating a PACA trust results in a nondischargeable debt. The question is on direct appeal to the Eleventh Circuit.