September 25, 2023
Courts aren’t fully in agreement, but most hold that non-purchase money debt service on a car isn’t an ‘ownership cost’ deducted from current monthly income to arrive at disposable income in chapter 13.
August 16, 2023
Seeking attorneys’ fees from the debtor did not by itself make a postpetition lawsuit subject to the automatic stay.
March 31, 2023
A large sanction was civil, not criminal, because it was designed for deterrence.
October 27, 2022
Anything that is ‘integrally related’ to a sale is moot in the Fifth Circuit, according to a New Orleans district judge.
October 24, 2022
Subjectively laudable reasons for violating a confidentiality order didn’t absolve the lawyer of sanctions.
September 13, 2022
Being removed from an official committee doesn’t harm the former member’s pecuniary interests and therefore doesn’t confer appellate standing.
October 5, 2021
An irrevocable surety bond isn’t executory because it gives the bonding company no further obligations to the debtor.
February 12, 2021
Judge Grabill would have given commercial creditors either their own committee or special counsel given the different interests of sexual abuse claimants.
January 28, 2021
A former bankruptcy judge, now a district judge, makes important law on involuntary petitions.
October 14, 2020
Judge Grabill finds nothing in Section 1329(d) to preclude extending the duration of a plan if payments were already in default when the CARES Act was enacted on March 27.