March 24, 2020
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 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.
March 23, 2020
Discharge was violated, but sanctions are likely out of reach.
March 20, 2020
Even the dissenter in the Ninth Circuit would not let a debt buyer off the hook if the complaint were properly pleaded.
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.
March 18, 2020
Dissenter in the Ninth Circuit says that utilizing provisions in the Bankruptcy Code is not bad faith barring confirmation.
March 17, 2020
Judge Grossman finds a way to grant allowances of compensation for services performed before the entry of a retention order.
March 16, 2020
A judicial lien may be avoided under Section 522(f) only if the lien attached after the debtor acquired the property.
March 13, 2020
The Ninth Circuit may be backing off from Ybarra, a case that waives discharge for attorneys’ fees if the debtor ‘returns to the fray.’
March 12, 2020
Judge Shefferly writes a complicated opinion on the retroactivity of the HAVEN Act to cases filed prior to enactment.