One month apart, two Houston bankruptcy judges held that a non-voting class is not deemed to have voted against a plan.
Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Lopez of Houston will hold trials that could result in more nondischargeable debt for Alex Jones.
Former Bankruptcy Judge David R. Jones disagreed with a colleague, who had held that a non-voting class is considered as having voted against a plan.
Consolidating student loans after filing creates a post-petition debt that can’t be discharged without filing bankruptcy again.
A preference opinion from Houston counsels creditors to be cautious when they are expecting payment from insurance.
Congress might want to consider closing a dischargeability loophole when it comes to injuries indirectly resulting from commission of a felony.
Defeated three times, a chapter 7 trustee is appealing to the Fifth Circuit to end the exemption for whole-life policies in Texas.
Contributions to 401(k) plans are deducted from ‘projected disposable income,’ even though the debtor was not making contributions before filing
In the Alex Jones corporate Subchapter V case, Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Lopez said that the later chapter 11 filing by Jones himself, with about $1.5 billion in debt, didn’t kick the corporate debtor out of Subchapter V and into ‘ordinary’ chapter 11.
The district court characterized the agreement not as creating a trust but as a device designed to win priority over a prior, perfected security interest.