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Stays Are Automatic from Denial of a Motion to Dismiss for Sovereign Immunity

Courts are divided on whether the district court loses jurisdiction to stay proceedings in bankruptcy court after the filing of a notice of appeal.
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Courts Interpret Brunner Too Harshly, Bankruptcy Judge Cecelia Morris Says

A debtor with a law degree but only $37,500 in gross annual income was permitted to discharge more than $220,000 in student loans.

A Pennsylvania Gambling License Isn’t ‘Property’ Recoverable as a Fraudulent Transfer

Sovereign immunity required dismissal of a suit to recover the value of a gambling license because the suit wasn’t an ancillary exercise of the bankruptcy court’s in rem jurisdiction over a res.

Treasury Offset Program Can’t Be Used After Bankruptcy, District Judge Says

Now on the district court bench, then-Bankruptcy Judge Frank Volk was upheld in a tricky case involving the government’s right of setoff.

The Supreme Court May Duck a Case Involving Federal Common Law vs. State Law

At oral argument, the justices seemed to recognize that Rodriguez v. FDIC does not raise the question of whether the lower courts relied on federal common law in deciding the ownership of a tax refund.
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First Circuit Explains How to Avoid Liability for an Underfunded Pension Plan

To avoid liability for an underfunded pension plan, the First Circuit describes a structure for investors to employ when buying a sick company
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