Eighth Circuit insulates parishes and church schools from substantive consolidation.
Bankruptcy courts have constitutional power to sanction for actions occurring during administration of a bankruptcy case.
Courts are split on the status of inherited claims as estate property.
Eighth Circuit sides with the Third: ‘Reasonably ascertainable,’ not ‘reasonably foreseeable,’ determines which creditors are entitled to actual notice.
Judge issues a tongue-lashing for a three-year reorganization that rewards lawyers but pays nothing so far to sexual abuse claimants.
The Code or rules must change to bar debt collectors from filing stale claims, Judge Dow says.
The Eighth Circuit bars clever litigation tactics designed to evade the FDCPA on suits to collect time-barred claims.
Eighth Circuit says orders reducing nondischargeable claims may not be binding on the creditor.
District court orders arbitration to avoid constitutional infirmities in bankruptcy court’s power to determine a claim against a creditor.
Section 105(a) was utilized because Section 1301 is silent on sanctions.