Govt. Claims/Sovereign Immunity
Appeals courts won’t allow bankruptcy to shield debtors from paying parking tickets and fines incurred in the course of a chapter 13 case.
States have no sovereign immunity defense to lien stripping, even if the state has not filed a proof of claim.
An appeal in the Ninth Circuit did not reach the issue to be decided by the Supreme Court in <em>Rodriguez</em>.
Federal Circuit upholds dismissal of regulatory ‘takings’ claims against New GM.
Conflicting standards among the circuits warrant a grant of certiorari to define ‘undue hardship’ required for discharging a student loan.