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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.
Seventh Circuit is averse to creating remedies under Section 105, Bankruptcy Judge Hollis says.

May 7, 2018

A trust designed to defeat the claims of creditors can sometimes hold up in bankruptcy.