A bankruptcy judge can afford little relief from student loans, even for sympathetic debtors who try hard to repay their debts.
Justices may narrow Bullard by drawing back from the requirement that finality requires a change in the status quo.
The case in the appeals court apparently did not involve a student account structured to prevent the college from being the initial recipient of a fraudulent transfer.
Appeals courts won’t allow bankruptcy to shield debtors from paying parking tickets and fines incurred in the course of a chapter 13 case.
Ninth Circuit BAP balances the need for quickly dealing with an involuntary petition against the petitioners’ right to discovery and a list of creditors.