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Bankruptcy Notice to a Creditor Represented by Counsel in State Court Is Adequate

Conversely, giving notice to a creditor’s state-court counsel may not be adequate, New Jersey judge says.
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Supreme Court Won’t Intervene in Fight Between Jay Alix and McKinsey

Supreme Court will not rule on whether upholding the integrity of the judicial system by itself confers appellate standing.
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Standards for a Future Claimants’ Representative Are Those for a Guardian Ad Litem

Prior service as a future claimants’ representative was reason for a new appointment, not a disqualification, Judge Bonapfel says.

Is a Notice of Removal Filed in Bankruptcy Court Ok? Courts Are Split

Judge in Mississippi remands a suit to state court because the notice of removal was filed with the bankruptcy clerk, not the district court clerk.

Lenders Admonished to Demand Nothing More in Plans than the Law Allows

Judge Hunt in Chicago tells debtors’ counsel to oppose inclusion of unjustifiable provisions in chapter 13 plans, even if it means contested confirmation hearings.

Final Orders Allowed in Preference Suits Against Defendants Who Didn’t File Claims

Following dicta in Bellingham, Judge Collins finds no power to enter a final order in a fraudulent transfer suit against a defendant who did not consent.
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Filing Tag-Team Bankruptcies Resulted in Suspension from Practice

Fed up with a lawyer’s frivolous litigation tactics, the federal and state courts suspended a lawyer from practice.
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Courts Divided on Venue for Small-Dollar Avoidance Actions

Judges Pappas and Teel permit avoidance actions for small amounts to be prosecuted in the debtors’ bankruptcy courts.
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