February 15, 2021
Circuit Judge Sutton shied away from making a wife liable for her husband’s debts, even though the wife carried on the husband’s farming business.
February 12, 2021
Judge Grabill would have given commercial creditors either their own committee or special counsel given the different interests of sexual abuse claimants.
February 11, 2021
Confirmation appeals in two big cases are dismissed on the same day for equitable mootness.
February 10, 2021
The finding of proper notice in a confirmation order satisfies the debtor’s burden of proving notice by publication to creditors with future claims, even in the absence of a trust for future creditors, Houston judge says.
February 9, 2021
The Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit both questioned the continuing validity of doctrines of prudential standing, such as ‘person aggrieved.’
February 8, 2021
Fifth Circuit says that Oklahoma protected that state’s oil and gas producers while Texas didn’t.
February 5, 2021
The debtors’ lawyer’s lack of diligence allowed the creditor to invoke laches and beat a belated motion to avoid a lien that impaired a homestead exemption.
February 4, 2021
Congress may have made a mistake in drafting, but the plain language of 28 U.S.C. § 1409(b) must control, Judge Grossman says.
February 3, 2021
Car owners lost in Fulton but won when a Chicago district judge affirmed and ruled that debtors may avoid judicial liens on impounded cars.
February 2, 2021
Are there two tests for the existence of a claim, one test for claims against the debtor and another for claims by the debtor?