Bankruptcy judge finds no statutory power for a chapter 13 trustee to prosecute a lawsuit that the debtor was judicially estopped for pursuing.
New Orleans district judge finds discretion in Fifth and Ninth Circuit authority for jurisdiction over an appeal after dismissal of the underlying bankruptcy case.
Law firm suspended 90 days for multiple violations of rules of professional conduct.
A creditor’s expenses in removing its equipment after contract rejection is not entitled to administrative status.
Lower courts split three ways on 401(k) contributions and the calculation of disposable income in chapter 13.
Debtor’s counsel can’t recover prefiling expenses in a ‘no money down’ bankruptcy in the W.D. La.
Circuits are split on requiring use of leased equipment before allowing an administrative claim.
District judge changes local practice in the bankruptcy court on interim awards in chapter 13.
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.