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11th Circuit

Federal Judgment Rate Is Employed when Claims Are Paid in Full

Courts remain divided on what ‘legal rate’ means in Section 726(a)(5).

Bar Date Not Extended Three Days for Service by Mail

As bar dates are fixed by the meeting of creditors, not by date of mailing, Rule 9006(f) isn’t applicable.

Secured Creditors Need Not File Claims in Federal Receiverships, Circuit Holds

Opinion overlooks administrative problems when secured creditors don’t file claims.
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Circuits Now Split on Dischargeability for Third Party’s Violation of Securities Laws

Eleventh Circuit panel divided on reaching alternative holding under Section 523(a)(19).
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Falsely Misrepresenting One Asset Isn’t Grounds for Nondischargeability, Circuit Holds

Eleventh Circuit takes sides with the majority in circuit split over Section 523(a)(2).
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Creditors Get Personal Injury Proceeds Although ‘Commitment Period’ Expired

Voluntary five-year commitment period sticks the debtor with its burdens, judge holds.

District Courts Collide Head-On over Maritime Liens for ‘Necessaries’

Circuit split over maritime liens appears headed for the Supreme Court.

Georgia Court Differs with Circuit Opinions on PBGC Claim Calculation

Court says circuit opinions on PBGC claims before Supreme Court’s Raleigh opinion are no longer good law.

Paying Fees from Retainers Doesn’t Require Adequate Protection for Lenders

Judge Erik Kimball explains why retainers are free of lenders’ liens.

Judge Bonapfel Sides with Fifth Circuit on ‘Equivalent Value’ in Ponzi Schemes

Innocent suppliers to Ponzi schemes are given protection from fraudulent transfer claims.

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