Govt. Claims/Sovereign Immunity
Environmental fines are discharged in chapter 11 because they do not result from pecuniary loss.
The Supreme Court uses a copyright case to explain why the bankruptcy exception to states’ sovereign immunity is unique under the Constitution.
The exaction for failure to purchase health insurance isn’t an excise tax ‘on a transaction’ under Section 507(a)(8)(E)(i).
Pending adversary proceedings don’t preclude a finding that the chapter 11 case has been ‘fully administered,’ thus allowing entry of a final decree and cutting off further fees owing to the U.S. Trustee Program.
Sovereign immunity won’t prevent the bankruptcy court from extinguishing a state’s easement over a debtor’s property.
High court rules that federal courts may make federal common law only to protect ‘uniquely’ federal interests.