1st Circuit

First Circuit BAP Sanctions Firm for a Lawyer’s Conduct

Circuits are split on sanctioning a firm under Section 1927 for a lawyer’s conduct.

Massachusetts Homestead Exemption Focuses on Use, Not Intention

First Circuit BAP goes easy on a consumer debtor’s homestead.

Lenders Win Again, Beating Back Forced Vesting of Title through Chapter 13

Massachusetts judges disagree on ‘forced vesting’ in chapter 13 plan.

Trust Property Sometimes Can Be Property of an Individual's Bankrupt Estate

Foreclosing property not in the debtor's name sometimes can violate the automatic stay.