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The Automatic Termination of the Automatic Stay: Not Ready for Prime Time

The Supreme Court declined to decide whether the automatic stay terminates automatically after a repeat filing as to all property or only property of the debtor.
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D.C. Circuit Has Strict Rules for Constitutional Standing in FDCPA Suits

An FDCPA suit raises the question of whether Spokeo will be applied to bankruptcy cases.
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Force Majeure Clause Cut an Illinois Debtor’s Rent by 75%

Chicago judge cut rent by 75% after governor prohibited on-premises dining in the debtor’s restaurant.

Liquidating in Chapter 11 Won’t Stop an EEOC Suit for Employment Discrimination

Magistrate judge decided that the regulatory power exception to the automatic stay allows the EEOC to proceed, but he stayed the suit by the former employee seeking damages.

Judge Christopher Klein Takes Sides on a Circuit Spilt Coming to the Supreme Court

Judge Klein’s opinion reads like an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant ‘cert’ and resolve a circuit split by taking sides with the majority on Section 362(c)(3)(A).

Taggart Didn’t Let Corporate Employees Off the Hook for a Stay Violation

Tortious or fraudulent conduct needn’t be shown to hold a corporate employee liable for violating the automatic stay.

Ninth Circuit BAP Applies Taggart to Violations of the Automatic Stay

Taggart left open the question of whether the ‘no objectively reasonable basis’ standard for discharge violations also applies to contempt of the automatic stay.
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Another Case Shows the Need to Provide Remedies for Discharge Violations

Discharge was violated, but sanctions are likely out of reach.
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Ninth Circuit Equivocates on ‘Collection Injunctions’ in Individual Chapter 11s

Dissenter in the Ninth Circuit says that utilizing provisions in the Bankruptcy Code is not bad faith barring confirmation.
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