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Govt. Claims/Sovereign Immunity

Federal Credit Union Held to Be a ‘Governmental Unit’ for All Purposes

Although federal credit unions are not controlled by the government, they are governmental units under the Bankruptcy Code, Judge Jacobvitz says.

On a Circuit Split, Sovereign Immunity Wasn’t Waived for Indian Tribes, Judge Says

Section 106 wasn’t sufficiently explicit to waive sovereign immunity for Indian tribes, Judge Frank Bailey said in siding with the Sixth Circuit and differing with the Ninth Circuit.

Ninth Circuit Reiterates Its Idiosyncratic Recoupment Standard

Ninth Circuit abjures bright lines in favor of a flexible approach to defining recoupment.
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University Medical Unscathed After Denby-Peterson, Delaware District Judge Says

The government lost a winnable appeal by failing to present evidence in bankruptcy court.
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Federal Income Taxes for a ‘Straddle Year’ Are Administrative Priority Claims

On an issue with no appellate authority, a Delaware district judge rules that federal income taxes are administrative claims if filing occurs before the year’s end.
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Sixth Circuit Broadly Interprets Section 959(b) to Cover State Pension Plans

A split panel on the Sixth Circuit held that Section 959(b) barred the debtor from halting participation in a state employees’ pension plan.
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