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Delaware District Court Upholds Discharge of Environmental Fines in Chapter 11

Environmental fines are discharged in chapter 11 because they do not result from pecuniary loss.
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In the Minority, 8th Circuit BAP Disregards Equitable Considerations in Allowing Default Interest

As long as the rate is legal under state law, considerations of equity will not allow a court to disallow default interest to an oversecured creditor under Section 506(b).
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Lawyer for Madoff Customer Slapped with $57,347 Discovery Sanction

Calling the Madoff trustee a liar and basing a discovery motion on facts known to be false resulted in sanctions under Rule 37(a)(5)(B).

Ninth Circuit BAP Applies Taggart to Violations of the Automatic Stay

Taggart left open the question of whether the ‘no objectively reasonable basis’ standard for discharge violations also applies to contempt of the automatic stay.
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Another Case Shows the Need to Provide Remedies for Discharge Violations

Discharge was violated, but sanctions are likely out of reach.
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