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April 6, 2020

Tortious or fraudulent conduct needn’t be shown to hold a corporate employee liable for violating the automatic stay.

April 2, 2020

When it comes to attachment and perfection of a security interest, the devil is in the details.

March 31, 2020

Permanently reducing the claim by the appraised value without a backstop means the creditor isn’t receiving the ‘indubitable equivalent,’ BAP says.

March 27, 2020

Environmental fines are discharged in chapter 11 because they do not result from pecuniary loss.
Eighth Circuit BAP crafts a preference rule protecting lenders in out-of-court workouts.

March 26, 2020

As long as the rate is legal under state law, considerations of equity will not allow a court to disallow default interest to an oversecured creditor under Section 506(b).

March 24, 2020

Taggart left open the question of whether the ‘no objectively reasonable basis’ standard for discharge violations also applies to contempt of the automatic stay.
Calling the Madoff trustee a liar and basing a discovery motion on facts known to be false resulted in sanctions under Rule 37(a)(5)(B).

March 23, 2020

Discharge was violated, but sanctions are likely out of reach.

March 19, 2020

The creditor was guilty of an automatic stay violation, but Taggart insulated the creditor from liability for a discharge violation for continuation of the same conduct.

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