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.
Judge resuscitates Petters suits to recover fictitious profits paid in a Ponzi scheme.
Petters bankruptcy spawns another monumental Ponzi scheme opinion.
To protect debtors from unscrupulous lenders, courts drive up the cost of chapter 13.