June 27, 2023
Split 5/4, the Supreme Court rules that denial of a motion to compel arbitration automatically imposes a stay pending appeal.
June 26, 2023
Two judges on the Sixth Circuit cast doubt on the validity of the doctrine of equitable mootness, even in chapter 11 reorganizations.
June 23, 2023
The Fourth Circuit majority upheld a preliminary injunction barring tort suits against a debtor’s nonbankrupt affiliates following a Texas divisional merger.
June 22, 2023
Fifth Circuit finds no bankruptcy jurisdiction to approve a settlement after confirmation that contradicts the chapter 11 plan.
June 21, 2023
The Fourth Circuit agreed with the Sixth and Ninth Circuits by allowing chapter 13 debtors to deduct their actual mortgage expenses, not limited by the local standard mortgage deduction.
June 20, 2023
Providing an adult child with room and board in the family home is not a fraudulent transfer.
June 19, 2023
At least where nondebtor releases are prohibited, and if Delaware law controls, a suit against an alter ego doesn’t violate the discharge injunction, the Ninth Circuit BAP says.
June 16, 2023
The Supreme Court resolved a split of circuits in an opinion that could give support to the notion that arbitration agreements are not enforceable in bankruptcy.
June 15, 2023
The Ninth and Tenth Circuit disallow fees to chapter 13 trustee if the case is dismissed before confirmation. The identical issue is sub judice in the Second Circuit.
June 14, 2023
Bankruptcy Judge Shannon says that the liquidating trust was not debtor’s counsel’s former client.