October 7, 2022
Because Florida filing offices do not use ‘standard search logic,’ a financing statement must use the debtor’s precise, unabbreviated legal name.
September 30, 2022
Eleventh Circuit gives the bankruptcy judge wide discretion in subordinating debts and denying retroactive approval of loans.
September 8, 2022
Violating a PACA trust does not result in ‘defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity’ that makes a debt nondischargeable, the Eleventh Circuit held in upholding Bankruptcy Judge Roberta Colton.
August 30, 2022
Reversing the bankruptcy court, a district court says that renewing a title loan before filing might bar confirmation of a chapter 13 plan.
July 28, 2022
With little authority one way or the other, lower courts are split on whether Social Security benefits lose their exemption if withheld and later paid as a tax refund.
July 26, 2022
A shipment received by a debtor within 20 days of filing gives the creditor both an administrative claim and a new value defense to a preference, the Eleventh Circuit says.
July 18, 2022
A motion for sanctions may be filed after judgment, as long as the 21-day safe harbor has elapsed before judgment.
May 26, 2022
The circuits are split on whether a creditors’ committee may intervene as of right in adversary proceedings under Section 1109(b).
May 17, 2022
The decision by the Supreme Court next term in Bartenwerfer will tell us whether debts can be automatically nondischargeable, even when the debtor is without fault.
May 11, 2022
Over a dissent, the Eleventh Circuit held that a 1995 chapter 11 plan discharged the liability of ‘related persons’ to pay health care benefits when a coal producer defaulted on the obligation in 2016.