California Central District

Arresting the Debtor During Mediation Is a Very Big No-No

How to ruin a good case: have your adversary arrested during mediation.

Sale of a Nonoperating Hospital Doesn’t Require State Approval

Attorney General’s oversight was avoided by shutting down a nonprofit hospital.

Judge Splits with his BAP and Allows ‘Substantial Contribution’ Claim in Chapter 7

Split grows on whether ‘substantial contribution’ claims are limited to chapters 9 and 11.

Civil Rights Suit Enjoined by Automatic Stay in Municipal Bankruptcy

District court says bankruptcy court can issue injunction to halt civil rights violation by police.

A $15,000 Civil Contempt Order Was Interlocutory and Not Appealable

Perhaps a civil contempt order should sometimes be final in bankruptcy.