Bankruptcy needs blanket judicial immunity from the Federal Arbitration Act after the Supreme Court’s Schein decision.
Supreme Court has three bankruptcy cases this term, on nonjudicial foreclosure, trademark rejection, and contempt for a stay violation.
Ninth Circuit is the first court of appeals to expand a debtor’s appellate counsel fees beyond successfully defending an award for a willful stay violation.
In the first opinion at the circuit level, the First Circuit latches onto the lousy drafting of Section 362(c)(3)(A) to end the automatic stay entirely, 30 days after the second filing within a year.
The government doesn’t violate the automatic stay by refusing to reinstate a driver’s license suspended for failure to pay traffic fines, Judge Surratt-States says.
Split deepens regarding failure to return a repossessed auto as an automatic stay violation.
Rooker-Feldman applies only if the state proceedings have ended before the federal suit is filed, Eleventh Circuit says.
A supersedeas bond and a cash deposit are interchangeable in terms of the rights of a judgment creditor, Judge Sacca says.