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December 16, 2015

Tenth Circuit issues narrow ruling on property interest in escrow account.
Tenth Circuit bars crafty evasion of a personal guaranty.
Eleventh Circuit protects an innocent supplier from a “gotcha” fraudulent transfer suit.

December 15, 2015

The Ninth Circuit quickly rectifies its own mistake by allowing creditors to recover counsel fees in suits to recover damages for automatic stay violations.
Third Circuit ditches an otherwise proper involuntary petition for creditors’ bad faith.
Creditors, rejoice! Substantial contribution is rewarded, at least in the Sixth Circuit.
District judge ignores the circuit’s policy argument to allow claims on time-barred debts.
Sixth Circuit is stricter than the Fifth when a suit violates the stay.
Priority creditors beware: The Third Circuit approves both structured dismissals and gift plans.
The Ninth Circuit provides another reason to avoid reorganizing on the west coast.