Supreme Court narrows Spokeo by holding that violation of a statute won’t always give rise to standing and the right to sue for damages.
Courts are continuing to grapple with bifurcated fee arrangements allowing chapter 7 debtors to pay the entire fee after filing.
Local or state bar groups should work up standard-form retainer agreements and disclosures to facilitate bifurcated fee arrangements.
Eleventh Circuit splits with four other circuits by holding that the Barton doctrine doesn’t protect trustees once the bankruptcy is over.
The lack of specific findings of fact by the arbitrator meant that a treble damage award for willful breach of contract was dischargeable.