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District Judge Finds No Loopholes in Ninth Circuit Aversion to Third-Party Releases

Free-and-clear sale won’t evade the Ninth Circuit’s rule against third-party, non-debtor releases.

There Are No Fractions of a Household in Tacoma, Washington

Judge Lynch of Tacoma follows Idaho’s Judge Pappas in determining the size of a ‘household’ when someone is a part-time resident.

Courts Split on Arbitration over Dischargeability of Student Loans

Seattle judge disagrees with Florida judge on arbitration over bar study loans, while Second Circuit ponders the issue.

Involuntary Servitude Claim Raised in Involuntary Chapter 11

Did Congress make another constitutional mistake in BAPCPA?

Successor Liability Overrides Sale Free and Clear on Labor Law Claim

363 sale provides no protection from a union’s claim for successor liability.