Dissenter implies that the First Circuit should sit en banc and rule that the Oversight Board’s sovereign immunity was not waived
First Circuit won’t allow artful pleading to avoid the automatic stay in municipal bankruptcies.
Over a vigorous dissent, the First Circuit Joins the Ninth Circuit by holding that Section 106(a) waives tribes’ sovereign immunity.
Federal preemption allowed rejection of the defined benefit pension plan for Puerto Rico’s teachers.
Dismissal of a chapter 13 case moots an appeal regarding an allegedly erroneous order directing payment of money.
Here’s an example of how state law prevents bankruptcy law from being uniform throughout the U.S.
The bankruptcy community needs a better definition of what’s an executory contract, and Prof. Jay Westbrook has it.
If the district court is adjudicating a suit with “related to” jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1334(b), the district court applies the Bankruptcy Rules, not the Federal Rules, the First Circuit says.
First Circuit BAP explains what lien avoidance does and doesn’t do.
Massachusetts bankruptcy judge requires flexibility from both the government and the debtor who is saddled with huge student loans.