September 8, 2022
Violating a PACA trust does not result in ‘defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity’ that makes a debt nondischargeable, the Eleventh Circuit held in upholding Bankruptcy Judge Roberta Colton.
September 7, 2022
Affirming the bankruptcy court, the Sixth Circuit BAP won’t exempt proceeds from the prepetition sale of a home, even though the proceeds were identifiable and in escrow.
September 6, 2022
Judge Graham in Indianapolis sees the Seventh Circuit as interpreting ‘related to’ jurisdiction narrowly and not inclined to halt lawsuits against nondebtors without a direct effect on the bankrupt estate.
September 2, 2022
Third Circuit says: You can object to a Rule 2004 discovery motion or move to quash a subpoena under Federal Rule 45, but not both.
September 1, 2022
The Third Circuit opinion by Thomas Ambro explained that the ‘close nexus’ test does not apply when a post-conformation dispute is ‘core’ or entails enforcing a court order.
August 31, 2022
Dissenter in the Ninth Circuit would have held that unimpaired creditors of a solvent debtor get no interest whatsoever, although impaired creditors are entitled to interest.
August 30, 2022
Reversing the bankruptcy court, a district court says that renewing a title loan before filing might bar confirmation of a chapter 13 plan.
August 29, 2022
A district judge in Brooklyn applied the two most commonly used tests for the ‘ordinary course’ defense to uphold dismissal of preference complaints.
August 26, 2022
The Tenth Circuit dealt with the thorny question of which expenses paid by a Ponzi-schemer are fraudulent transfers.
August 25, 2022
A local government removed a lawsuit to bankruptcy court, but the bankruptcy judge turned around and slam-dunked the government for violating the plaintiff’s Fourteenth Amendment rights.