Deadlines for direct appeal to the circuit are procedural, not jurisdictional.
An admitted attempt to collect a debt rendered informational only by a disclaimer.
Patriot Coal decision analyzes Supreme Court authorities on sovereign immunity.
Automatic stay nonetheless may preclude collecting judgment from estate property.
Government payments to care for disabled adults go to parents, not creditors, judge rules.
Pro se debtors must be told explicitly of the right to request a hearing.
Vigorous dissents in the Seventh and Fourth Circuits accentuate splits on the FDCPA.
Evidence Rule 701 requires the homeowner’s opinion on value, not someone else’s.
Superpriority claim only ensures recovery of filing day interest and principal.
Exhaustion of state and federal administrative remedies are not the same, judge says.