The exaction for failure to purchase health insurance under the ACA is a tax for constitutional purposes but not a tax under the Bankruptcy Code, New Orleans judge rules.
Lawyers can’t be reimbursed for advancing filing fees through fee applications or ‘no-look’ fees.
Harris v. Viegelahn extended from chapter 13 conversions to dismissals.
Ninth Circuit BAP is a better venue for individuals converting from ‘11’ to ‘7.’
Conclusory allegation about insolvency doesn’t overcome a 10-K showing solvency.
District judge prescribes local rule for bankruptcy courts.
Exemption value to be decided at a ‘one-shot’ public auction.
Louisiana bankruptcy judge splits with Eleventh Circuit’s Crawford decision.
Judge avoids tough decision on who is a ‘forward contract merchant.’
Dismissing a chapter 13 case successfully retains the benefit of a lawsuit for the debtor alone.