How to Circumvent the Prohibition of Appealing Abstention Decisions to the Circuit

The Ninth Circuit BAP makes life easy for the Circuit Court of Appeals. Every circuit should have a BAP.

First Nixing $240,000 for Contempt, Fifth Circuit Approves $450,000 for Civil Contempt

Having previously set aside a $240,000 sanction as criminal contempt, the Fifth Circuit affirmed $450,000 in civil contempt against the same contemnor in the same bankruptcy case.

Discharge Injunction Violations Can’t Be Heard in Federal District Court

Circuits are split on whether claims for contempt of the discharge injunction must be brought in the bankruptcy court that issued the discharge.

Supreme Court Says that Insurance Neutrality Doesn’t Deprive an Insurer of Standing

Reversing the Fourth Circuit, the Supreme Court gives a flexible interpretation to traditional notions of constitutional standing in bankruptcy cases and appeals.

Sub V Trustee Lacks Standing to Pursue an Adversary Proceeding for the Debtor

Bankruptcy Judge Eduardo Rodriguez of Houston opined on the limited powers of a Subchapter V trustee.

Belated Seventh Circuit Opinion May Set Up ‘Cert’: Is Section 505(a) Jurisdictional?

Seventh Circuit again holds that Section 505(a) doesn’t confer jurisdiction for bankruptcy courts to decide how much debtors owe in taxes.