Fourth Circuit again shows itself to be a debtor-friendly venue.
Ninth Circuit opinion is prime for Supreme Court review regarding the extent of a bankruptcy court’s contempt powers.
Fourth Circuit avoids a result that would have left some debtors ineligible for any exemptions.
Another court rules that Sebelius isn’t controlling on the characterization of the individual mandate under the Bankruptcy Code.
A contrary result would have obviated the judicially recognized right to strip off underwater subordinate liens in chapter 13.
Unperformed obligations must be ‘material’ for a contract to be executory.
Midland Funding expanded to allow unlicensed debt collectors to file claims.
Local lawyers were also caught up in the maelstrom caused by a ‘nationwide’ firm that skirted bankruptcy law and rules.
Congress created a loophole in the hanging paragraph in Section 1325(a).