High court rules that federal courts may make federal common law only to protect ‘uniquely’ federal interests.
Courts are divided on whether the district court loses jurisdiction to stay proceedings in bankruptcy court after the filing of a notice of appeal.
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.
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.
Now on the district court bench, then-Bankruptcy Judge Frank Volk was upheld in a tricky case involving the government’s right of setoff.