For now, the high court ducks an important automatic stay question for chapter 13 debtors.
Fifth Circuit rejects the ‘recodification canon’ to divest bankruptcy courts of jurisdiction over Social Security suits.
SDNY opinion seems to mean that a bank may freeze a debtor’s entire bank account at filing, without violating the automatic stay.
In Taggart v. Lorenzen, the justices sounded largely noncommittal, except for the Chief Justice, who seemed in the debtor’s camp favoring a stricter standard for contempt of the discharge injunction.
Bankruptcy Judge Volk, nominated for the district court, rules in favor of the debtor on a question dividing the courts.
Fed up with a lawyer’s frivolous litigation tactics, the federal and state courts suspended a lawyer from practice.
Congress may have intended to preclude ‘stay and pay,’ but it didn’t succeed.
First Circuit finds no exceptions to the automatic stay under PROMESA subjecting Puerto Rico to ‘ordinary course’ litigation.