Tenth Circuit majority believes that the grant or denial of an exemption is sufficient to make the order final, even if the bankruptcy court hasn’t ruled on the extent or amount of the exemption.
Providing a necessary service for a Ponzi-schemer was enough to make an employee liable to return compensation as a fraudulent transfer.
Although a lawsuit against the archbishop violated the automatic stay, Judge Thuma of Albuquerque declined to impose sanctions because precedent was ‘spotty or nonexistent.’
Utah district judge decides that referral fees paid by a Ponzi scheme aren’t avoidable unless the recipient had reason to suspect there was fraud.
Although federal credit unions are not controlled by the government, they are governmental units under the Bankruptcy Code, Judge Jacobvitz says.
Courts are split on whether the estate of a deceased chapter 13 debtor can receive a discharge if the debtor had not completed a financial management course.
Bankruptcy Judge Thuma admonishes the parties to settle and not waste money on litigation that should go to sexual abuse victims.
On an issue where the courts are split, the Tenth Circuit BAP sides with debtors and allows them to retain postpetition appreciation in the value of assets that were in the estate on filing.
The contemnor shoulders the burden of showing ‘uncertainty’ under the Taggart standard for contempt, Judge Barnes says.
Another judge follows statutory language that didn’t achieve the result Congress probably intended.