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Four Circuits Now Agree: Fuel Subcontractors Don’t Have Maritime Liens

Second, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits agree that supplying “necessaries” by itself won’t justify a maritime lien.
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BAP Narrowly Reads Section 506(d) on Voiding Liens Following Claim Disallowance

A claim must be disallowed on the validity of the debt before the associated lien can be voided under Section 506(d), the Ninth Circuit BAP holds.
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Being Employed Isn’t Enough to Salvage an Individual’s Chapter 11 Discharge

Appeals court talks about discharging a debt when the issue is denial of discharge.
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Raising a Circuit Split, Ninth Circuit’s Taggart Opinion Heads for a ‘Cert’ Petition

BAP opinion shows that contempt is virtually impossible to prove in the Ninth Circuit following Taggart.
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Circuits Split on Sovereign Immunity and Emotional Distress Damages for a Stay Violation

Ninth Circuit splits with the First on the interpretation of Section 106(a).
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A Receiver Can Bar the Old Board from Filing a Bankruptcy Petition

By removing the incumbent board, a receiver can bar the old board from filing a bankruptcy petition, the Ninth Circuit holds.
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There Are No Fractions of a Household in Tacoma, Washington

Judge Lynch of Tacoma follows Idaho’s Judge Pappas in determining the size of a ‘household’ when someone is a part-time resident.

Collection Injunctions Are (Sometimes) Ok in an Individual Chapter 11

Ninth Circuit BAP explains when the holder of a nondischargeable claim can be enjoined from collecting during the life of an individual’s chapter 11 plan.
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Ninth Circuit Requires Explicit Objection to Avoid Forfeiting an Appeal

Ethical issues abound when a committee counsel’s own financial interest conflicts with its client’s interests.
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California Judge Won’t Allow ‘Chapter 20’ to Work Its Magic

Opinion doesn’t cite contrary Ninth Circuit and BAP authority permitting ‘chapter 20.’

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