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Govt. Claims/Sovereign Immunity

Seventh Circuit Holds that Parking Tickets and Fines Are Chapter 13 ‘Admin’ Expenses

Appeals courts won’t allow bankruptcy to shield debtors from paying parking tickets and fines incurred in the course of a chapter 13 case.
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Sovereign Immunity Doesn’t Insulate States from Lien Stripping, District Court Says

States have no sovereign immunity defense to lien stripping, even if the state has not filed a proof of claim.

Ninth Circuit Sides with the FDIC over Ownership of Tax Refunds

An appeal in the Ninth Circuit did not reach the issue to be decided by the Supreme Court in <em>Rodriguez</em>.
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In a Bankruptcy Sale, ‘Takings’ Claims Kick in Early

Federal Circuit upholds dismissal of regulatory ‘takings’ claims against New GM.
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Recent Decisions Deepen and Entrench Circuit Split on Discharging Student Loans

Conflicting standards among the circuits warrant a grant of certiorari to define ‘undue hardship’ required for discharging a student loan.
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