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.
Pleading hierarchical control is insufficient for substantive consolidation.
Eighth Circuit says bankruptcy adequately protects debtors from assertion of stale claims.
Eighth Circuit B.A.P. majority allows collection of disallowed priority claims.