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.
December 5, 2019
At oral argument, the justices seemed to recognize that Rodriguez v. FDIC does not raise the question of whether the lower courts relied on federal common law in deciding the ownership of a tax refund.
December 2, 2019
To avoid liability for an underfunded pension plan, the First Circuit describes a structure for investors to employ when buying a sick company
November 20, 2019
The ‘fugitive disentitlement doctrine’ does not allow a federal court to dismiss an appeal because of a fugitive’s contempt of a state court order, the First Circuit rules.
November 19, 2019
A bankruptcy judge can afford little relief from student loans, even for sympathetic debtors who try hard to repay their debts.
November 14, 2019
Appeals courts won’t allow bankruptcy to shield debtors from paying parking tickets and fines incurred in the course of a chapter 13 case.
October 28, 2019
States have no sovereign immunity defense to lien stripping, even if the state has not filed a proof of claim.
September 9, 2019
An appeal in the Ninth Circuit did not reach the issue to be decided by the Supreme Court in <em>Rodriguez</em>.