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Rule 3001(c)(2)(D) Sanction Was 16 Times the Amount in Controversy

Innocent mistake turns into a $6,000 sanction for ‘willful failure to cooperate.’
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Judgment Void for Violating Discharge Doesn’t Qualify for Rooker-Feldman Protection

Kansas judge differs with a non-precedential Tenth Circuit opinion on Rooker-Feldman.
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Barton Arises Unexpectedly to Bar a Routine Motion to Reopen

Trend continues in broadly interpreting Barton v. Barbour.
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Cover Sheet Is No Substitute for Filing a Complaint

Kansas judge strictly enforces rules on filing dischargeability complaints.
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Kansas Judge Endorses Fee-Only Chapter 13 Plans

Kansas Judge Janice Karlin sympathizes with consumers who can’t afford fees up front.
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Discrimination in Favor of Student Loans Makes Plan Fatally Defective

Bad policy choice in chapter 13 is an issue for Congress, not the courts, judge says.
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