Texas Western District
The general rule in Langenkamp calling for the waiver of Seventh Amendment rights prevails over the unique facts of a case.
A crisis befalls smaller companies that can’t afford the huge increase in U.S. Trustee fees.
Required records and authenticated documents already known to exist are not protected from production by the privilege against self-incrimination.
Potential harm to the debtor is not a factor in deciding to avoid an unperfected lien.
Court shows antipathy to all theories seeking allowance of fees incurred in collecting fees.
‘Relationship test’ bolsters Texas judge in disallowing claim for child support.
Lender needs more than Blue Book value to win a valuation trial.
Judge lays down a tough rule, then goes easy on consumer debtors.
Equity powers enable a judge to put the screws to a chapter 13 debtor.