Disagreement on Bankruptcy Court’s Jurisdiction to Give ‘Innocent Spouse’ Relief
Bankruptcy Judges Marvin Isgur and Gregory Taddonio disagree on whether the bankruptcy court has subject matter jurisdiction to grant ‘innocent spouse’ relief to a debtor.
A Two-Year Delay in Filing a Retention Application Resulted in Denial of Fees
Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Judge Gregory Taddonio says that lawyers must search in PACER before signing up a new client.
Owner of a Long-Defunct Business Didn’t Qualify for Subchapter V
Being an ordinary employee didn’t mean that the debtor was engaged in business to qualify for Subchapter V.
Pennsylvania District Judge Holds that FLSA Suit Is Not Halted by Automatic Stay
Splitting with the Sixth Circuit, Pittsburgh district judge rules that a FLSA suit falls within the ‘police and regulatory’ exception to the automatic stay.
Bankruptcy Judge Won’t Rule on the Constitutionality of Pandemic Regulations
Finding a proper exercise of regulatory power isn’t required to invoke the exception to the automatic stay.
Exercise Caution in Electing Remedies Against Someone Who May File Bankruptcy
Sometimes, being too aggressive backfires when the defendant files bankruptcy.
Sovereign Immunity Doesn’t Insulate States from Lien Stripping, District Court Says
States have no sovereign immunity defense to lien stripping, even if the state has not filed a proof of claim.
Sovereign Immunity Doesn’t Insulate States from Lien Stripping
For three independent reasons, Judge Taddonio rules that states are not immune from stripping down or stripping off tax liens.
Third-Party Releases Approved Without Awaiting the Outcome of Merit Management
Third-party releases would have been approved even if there were no ‘safe harbor’ defense.
Receivership May Not Preclude a Board’s Ability to File Bankruptcy
A receiver who is not ‘disinterested’ can justify putting a company in bankruptcy.