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Specific Personal Jurisdiction Exists over a Foreign Transferee in a Ponzi Scheme

Judge Lafferty lays out the standards for specific personal jurisdiction over a foreign defendant who received stolen property.

Debtor’s Chapter 13 Counsel Properly Stiffed for End-of-Case Fees

Practice point: Be sure that a chapter 13 discharge excepts debtor’s unpaid counsel fees.
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California Judge Lays Out Rules for Jury Trials in Bankruptcy Court

Bankruptcy Judge Barash construes local rules to avoid invalidating a right to a jury trial.

A Fraudulent Transfer Complaint Doubles as an Exemption Objection

To suffice as an objection to exemption, a complaint must be filed within 30 days of the creditors’ meeting.
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Discharge Revoked for Failure to Obey an Order Pending Appeal

To avoid having a discharge revoked, a debtor must either comply with the order or obtain a stay pending appeal.
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No “Related To” Jurisdiction for a Chapter 7 Debtor’s Postpetition Malpractice Claims

A chapter 7 debtor’s postpetition legal malpractice claims are not estate property, BAP says.
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Contract Wages for Executives Are Not Presumptively Allowable Postpetition, BAP Says

An executive with a rejected contract must prove value to have an allowable administrative claim, 9th Circuit BAP says.
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Violation of Discharge Is Now Difficult to Prove in the Ninth Circuit

An unreasonable but good faith, subjective belief that there is no injunction bars a finding of contempt in the Ninth Circuit.
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Discharge Cannot Be Revoked if Knowledge of Fraud Came Before Discharge

The deadline for objecting to discharge can be extended under Rule 4004(d) after the deadline has passed.
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Interest at the State Rate Applies to Pre-Petition Judgments Found Nondischargeable

The rate of post-judgment interest on a nondischargeable debt depends on whether there was a judgment before or after filing, the Ninth Circuit BAP says.
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