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Circuit Judge Questions Applicability of Veil Piercing and Alter Ego to Trusts

Sixth Circuit upholds dismissal of claims for reverse veil piercing and reverse alter ego.
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Technicalities Insulated a Lawyer from Liability for Misusing an IOLA

A creditor lost a dischargeability suit by failing to call the right witnesses to prove that a lawyer’s trust account was used to hide assets.

Fifth Circuit Stretches Equitable Notions to Bend Plain Language

A nonprecedential opinion applies Fifth Circuit authority to achieve a result that’s equitable for the debtor and creditors, and maybe also for a personal injury defendant.
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Opting Out Won’t Justify Imposing Third-Party Releases, Delaware Judge Says

Saying she is in the minority in her district, a new Delaware judge ruled that allowing creditors to opt out won’t permit a plan to impose nonconsensual, third-party releases.
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Law v. Segal Allowed a Fraudster to Retain $30,000

Eighth Circuit was compelled to overrule its own precedent that permitted the bankruptcy court to bar a debtor from amending schedules based on bad faith.
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Committee Members Must Disclose the True Extent of Their Claims, Judge Says

The claim of a member of a creditors’ committee was subordinated because she evaded disclosure that her claims would consume the entire estate.

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