Michigan Eastern District
A defense that fails the ‘laugh test’ still beats a summary judgment motion, district judge says.
Sovereign immunity protects a tribe even after successful veil piercing.
‘Stay and pay’ may not be permissible, but the remedies can be toothless.
Split grows on whether ‘substantial contribution’ claims are limited to chapters 9 and 11.
Date of filing, not date of hearing, is pivotal on timeliness of chapter 13 plan modifications.
District judge refuses to give automatic stay protection to a tax evader.
If a chapter 13 plan was mistakenly five years, no cause is required to shorten it to three years.
Strict adherence to Michigan law required for ownership of an automobile.
Findings of fact determine whether bankruptcy court can enter a final order.