Alabama Northern District
There is no implied assumption of an executory employment contract under the Bankruptcy Code.
Voluntary five-year commitment period sticks the debtor with its burdens, judge holds.
Chapter 13 debtor permitted to surrender collateral and reclassify deficiency as unsecured.
Contempt and FDCPA claims can coexist in one suit in district court.
Labor loses another appeal in the onslaught of energy bankruptcies.
‘Catastrophic event’ not required for hardship discharge.
Union needs a quickie appeal to the Eleventh Circuit to stop Walter Energy sale.
Donald Trump represents hope for coal miners, but not for reasons you might think, judge says.