Michigan Eastern District
Lower courts are split on whether terminating a nonresidential lease for default means there is no automatic stay.
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.