Automatic Stay

The Outer Limits of Discharge Explored by the Ninth Circuit BAP

Deducting a loan to a child from her inheritance wasn’t a violation of the discharge injunction.
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Covid Eviction Moratoria Didn’t Apply in a Bankruptcy Case

Bankruptcy court evicted a debtor from his residence because he didn’t qualify for the Covid-19 moratoria.

Medicaid Fraud Suit in State Court Isn’t Subject to the Automatic Stay

Even though the debtor was no longer in business, a Medicaid fraud suit was not subject to the automatic stay and thus served as a deterrent to others.

Refusal to Arbitrate the Validity of a Security Interest Is Tersely Affirmed in California

Are the lower courts out of step with the Supreme Court when it comes to enforcement of arbitration of disputes in bankruptcy court?

The Standards for a Pre-Filing Injunction Against a Vexatious Litigant

The record as a whole and the likelihood of further abuse justify a pre-filing injunction.

Sanction for Discharge Violation: $450 in Actual Damages and $10,000 for Attorneys’ Fees

When there’s ‘no fair ground of doubt’ about a discharge violation, the creditor should settle or make an offer of settlement to avoid larger damages after trial.

Supreme Court Holds that Merely Holding Property Isn’t a Stay Violation

Justices rule that affirmative action is required before withholding property amounts to controlling estate property and results in an automatic stay violation.

Bankruptcy Judge Won’t Rule on the Constitutionality of Pandemic Regulations

Finding a proper exercise of regulatory power isn’t required to invoke the exception to the automatic stay.

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