December 30, 2021
New Jersey judge says that professionals may not be able to limit liability when malpractice is more than mere negligence.
December 7, 2021
Judge Jacobvitz told counsel for chapter 13 debtors how to write their engagement agreements to ensure being paid from funds held by the trustee if the case converts to chapter 7 before confirmation.
December 6, 2021
Persuasive authority is required before a creditor can be held in contempt for violating the automatic stay protecting a corporate debtor.
November 23, 2021
Stay modification is required even if the creditor wants to intervene in state court to help the bankrupt estate.
November 19, 2021
Reducing a claim between the first and second bankruptcy didn’t prevent the Fifth Circuit from employing res judicata.
November 11, 2021
Judge Clarkson laid down guidelines for a lawyer who copies pleadings written by another lawyer in a different case.
October 27, 2021
Motions to recuse three bankruptcy judges fortified the third judge’s decision to dismiss and bar refiling for three years.
October 18, 2021
The bankruptcy court was accorded wide discretion in deciding how to treat a $5.2 million loan that was neither disclosed to nor approved by the bankruptcy court.
October 13, 2021
Curiously, bifurcated fee arrangements are sometimes permitted in the Eastern District of Kentucky.
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.