October 22, 2021
Maryland district judge predicts that the Fourth Circuit would adopt a debtor-friendly rule more broadly discharging environmental claims when the acts occurred before chapter 11.
October 19, 2021
Debtor accepted a bar to refiling to avoid dismissal with prejudice of her chapter 13 case.
October 6, 2021
Counsel sanctioned $10,000 for making allegations about an intentional or malicious stay violation without having performed an investigation to justify the claims.
August 11, 2021
NC Appellate Court Rules Plans Must Be Unambiguous to Hold a Creditor in Civil Contempt, Citing Taggart
After Taggart v. Lorenzen, plans, orders and injunctions must be highly specific to hold an offending creditor in contempt.
July 6, 2021
Judge Harner does the best she can to ease the burden imposed on a debtor by student loans.
June 10, 2021
Exemptions never come into play with inherited 401(k)s because they aren’t estate property in the first place, Judge Hodges explains.
June 4, 2021
Decision by Bankruptcy Judge Michelle Harner demonstrates the flaw in the Fourth Circuit’s rule requiring parallel proceedings in bankruptcy court and in arbitration when disputes are both core and non-core.
June 1, 2021
Part-time self-employment, coupled with debt from a defunct business, qualified the debtor for reorganization under Subchapter V of chapter 11.
May 25, 2021
A chapter 13 debtor was permitted to make a fraction of the pension contributions permitted by the IRS Code.
May 19, 2021
When drafting a statute, Congress cannot ‘think of every single esoteric possibility,’ Judge Mignault says.