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May 17, 2018

Can plaintiffs sue Puerto Rico government officials in their individual capacities? Two district judges disagree.

May 16, 2018

‘Exhaustion’ is not required before compelling the IRS to return funds taken in violation of discharge.

May 15, 2018

Judge Lafferty lays out the standards for specific personal jurisdiction over a foreign defendant who received stolen property.

May 14, 2018

Testimony that’s not credible can be a ‘false oath’ leading to a denial of discharge.

May 11, 2018

Ninth Circuit opinion is prime for Supreme Court review regarding the extent of a bankruptcy court’s contempt powers.

May 10, 2018

Payments made after threats and demands are not eligible for the ‘ordinary course’ preference defense.
Practice point: Be sure that a chapter 13 discharge excepts debtor’s unpaid counsel fees.

May 9, 2018

To suffice as an objection to exemption, a complaint must be filed within 30 days of the creditors’ meeting.
Bankruptcy Judge Barash construes local rules to avoid invalidating a right to a jury trial.

May 8, 2018

Fourth Circuit avoids a result that would have left some debtors ineligible for any exemptions.