March 27, 2020
Environmental fines are discharged in chapter 11 because they do not result from pecuniary loss.
March 25, 2020
The Supreme Court uses a copyright case to explain why the bankruptcy exception to states’ sovereign immunity is unique under the Constitution.
March 10, 2020
The exaction for failure to purchase health insurance isn’t an excise tax ‘on a transaction’ under Section 507(a)(8)(E)(i).
March 9, 2020
Pending adversary proceedings don’t preclude a finding that the chapter 11 case has been ‘fully administered,’ thus allowing entry of a final decree and cutting off further fees owing to the U.S. Trustee Program.
March 5, 2020
Sovereign immunity won’t prevent the bankruptcy court from extinguishing a state’s easement over a debtor’s property.
February 25, 2020
High court rules that federal courts may make federal common law only to protect ‘uniquely’ federal interests.
January 23, 2020
Courts are divided on whether the district court loses jurisdiction to stay proceedings in bankruptcy court after the filing of a notice of appeal.
January 9, 2020
A debtor with a law degree but only $37,500 in gross annual income was permitted to discharge more than $220,000 in student loans.
January 8, 2020
Sovereign immunity required dismissal of a suit to recover the value of a gambling license because the suit wasn’t an ancillary exercise of the bankruptcy court’s in rem jurisdiction over a res.
December 20, 2019
Now on the district court bench, then-Bankruptcy Judge Frank Volk was upheld in a tricky case involving the government’s right of setoff.