An appellate court will decide whether four years of jailing means that civil incarceration has become futile.
Opinion doesn’t cite contrary Ninth Circuit and BAP authority permitting ‘chapter 20.’
Judge Lafferty lays out the standards for specific personal jurisdiction over a foreign defendant who received stolen property.
Bankruptcy Judge Barash construes local rules to avoid invalidating a right to a jury trial.
Jewel has now been formally rejected in New York and California. Washington, D.C. is next.
How to ruin a good case: have your adversary arrested during mediation.
A security retainer held by a foreign liquidator’s U.S. counsel satisfies the chapter 15 requirement of property in the U.S.
Objection is not required to bar a discharge to an individual who received a chapter 7 discharge within eight years.
California judge won’t bar the debtor from settling for more than the original $6 million in compensatory damages while forsaking $40 million in punitive damages earmarked for public interest groups.
Judges uses Section 329(a) to vacate a contingency lien for more than the value of the lawyer’s services.