The Supreme Court hasn’t prohibited paying counsel fees for services rendered before the entry of a retention order, Judge Preston says.
Courts are split on whether large medical bills are consumer debts that invoke the means test and can bar relief in chapter 7.
Extinguishing contingent environmental claims doesn’t comply with the Sixth Circuit’s Dow Corning test, Judge Koschik says.
A debtor collector’s knowledge or intent aren’t elements of a claim under the FDCPA.
Judge Buchanan collects authorities on all sides of two questions befuddling courts everywhere.
Why must the system require a trial to discharge student loans by a debtor in hopeless circumstances?
The debtor, not the trustee, can profit from a secured creditor’s mistakes.
Although not required to file claims, secured creditors must comply with the deadline if they do.
Bankruptcy court can make a final order disallowing an unfiled claim under state law.
Showing intentional violation of court order isn’t enough for nondischargeability.