November 15, 2023
One month apart, two Houston bankruptcy judges held that a non-voting class is not deemed to have voted against a plan.
October 26, 2023
Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Lopez of Houston will hold trials that could result in more nondischargeable debt for Alex Jones.
October 24, 2023
Former Bankruptcy Judge David R. Jones disagreed with a colleague, who had held that a non-voting class is considered as having voted against a plan.
October 4, 2023
Consolidating student loans after filing creates a post-petition debt that can’t be discharged without filing bankruptcy again.
September 5, 2023
A preference opinion from Houston counsels creditors to be cautious when they are expecting payment from insurance.
July 20, 2023
Congress might want to consider closing a dischargeability loophole when it comes to injuries indirectly resulting from commission of a felony.
June 9, 2023
Defeated three times, a chapter 7 trustee is appealing to the Fifth Circuit to end the exemption for whole-life policies in Texas.
April 13, 2023
Contributions to 401(k) plans are deducted from ‘projected disposable income,’ even though the debtor was not making contributions before filing
April 7, 2023
In the Alex Jones corporate Subchapter V case, Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Lopez said that the later chapter 11 filing by Jones himself, with about $1.5 billion in debt, didn’t kick the corporate debtor out of Subchapter V and into ‘ordinary’ chapter 11.
March 29, 2023
The district court characterized the agreement not as creating a trust but as a device designed to win priority over a prior, perfected security interest.