Automatic Stay

Contingent Indemnification Brings an Automatic Stay in Chapter 9, First Circuit Says

First Circuit won’t allow artful pleading to avoid the automatic stay in municipal bankruptcies.
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Second Circuit Allows Appellate Attorneys’ Fees for Upholding a Contempt Citation

Finally, a circuit court cites Taggart to help a debtor enforce the discharge injunction.
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Fourth Circuit Rules Emphatically that Taggart Applies to All Contempt in Bankruptcy

Reliance on advice of counsel is not a complete defense to contempt citations.
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BAP Describes When a Nonbankruptcy Court’s Order Does or Does Not Violate the Stay

If a proceeding is sub judice when the defendant files bankruptcy, the plaintiff should figure out whether a decision after bankruptcy would violate the automatic stay.
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A Client Can Be Liable for Sanctions from the Lawyer’s Violation of Rule 9011

Judge Klein let a lawyer off the hook for violating Rule 9011 because the lawyer had already been punished enough.

A Contempt Finding that’s Not ‘Final’ Can’t Be Appealed, Second Circuit Says

A prevailing party can’t appeal arguably erroneous findings.
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Denial of Stay Modification Without Prejudice Can Be Final, Ninth Circuit Says

The Ninth Circuit answered a question left open by the Supreme Court in Ritzen.
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Johnson & Johnson Survives a Motion to Dismiss that Alleged a Bad Faith Filing

Judge in New Jersey explains why chapter 11 is the best alternative for a large company to deal with mass torts.

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