Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Judge Gregory Taddonio says that lawyers must search in PACER before signing up a new client.
Being an ordinary employee didn’t mean that the debtor was engaged in business to qualify for Subchapter V.
Pennsylvania’s Judge Conway hints that failure to stop proceedings after bankruptcy can be an automatic stay violation, even after Fulton.
Splitting with the Sixth Circuit, Pittsburgh district judge rules that a FLSA suit falls within the ‘police and regulatory’ exception to the automatic stay.
Finding a proper exercise of regulatory power isn’t required to invoke the exception to the automatic stay.
Sometimes, being too aggressive backfires when the defendant files bankruptcy.
A gaming license in Pennsylvania is a revocable ‘privilege.’
Sovereign immunity required dismissal of a suit to recover the value of a gambling license because the suit wasn’t an ancillary exercise of the bankruptcy court’s in rem jurisdiction over a res.
States have no sovereign immunity defense to lien stripping, even if the state has not filed a proof of claim.
The right of indemnification by a bankrupt isn’t establishing ‘related to’ jurisdiction in federal court.