‘Ordinary course’ defense failed when overdrafts spiked during the preference period.
Criminal forfeiture and bankruptcy protect different interests, district judge says.
District judge gives a ray of hope to chapter 13 debtors seeking unclaimed funds.
Bankruptcy law definition of a ‘lien’ is broader than state law.
Clever strategy failed to limit a debtor’s personal liability.
Amendments in 2005 didn’t result in a cakewalk for a trustee aiming to reduce a homestead exemption.
Work product and opinion privileges protect mediation statement from discovery.
Substantive consolidation and involuntary bankruptcy are equivalent, district judge holds.
Eighth Circuit undertakes an arcane analysis of a question with little practical consequence.
Rooker-Feldman, Res Judicata and Issue Preclusion: nearly indistinguishable triplets separated at birth.