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Debtor’s Subchapter S Status Is Estate Property that an Owner Can’t Terminate

Bankruptcy Judge Russin declines to follow the Third Circuit and adopts the conclusion of bankruptcy courts holding that Sub S status is estate property.

A ‘Litigation Tactic’ Isn’t Fatal in Chapter 15

A bankruptcy judge in New York was deferential to foreign liquidators using chapter 15 to extinguish a lawsuit in the U.S. that they saw as a nuisance.

If Bankruptcy Occurs on the Eve of Trial, Is There ‘Cause’ to Modify the Stay?

Delaware’s Judge Craig Goldblatt makes a ‘common-sense judgment’ in deciding whether to allow a prepetition lawsuit to proceed in state court.

State Court Is the ‘More Appropriate Forum’ to Divide Marital Property

The bankruptcy court can divide marital property, but just because it can doesn’t mean it should, Judge Thuma says.

Fourth Circuit: State Law Claims for Discharge Violations Are Not Preempted

The Fourth Circuit declined to follow the First and Sixth Circuits on preemption of automatic stay violations by expanding the ban to redress for discharge violations.
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A Suit to Impose a Prepetition Policy Didn’t Violate the Automatic Stay, District Judge Says

Seeking attorneys’ fees from the debtor did not by itself make a postpetition lawsuit subject to the automatic stay.

Another Article III Judge Won’t Let Bankruptcy Stop Suits Against Nondebtors

The same day the Supreme Court decided to hear Purdue, a district judge on Long Island, N.Y., sent dozens of long-stayed sexual abuse cases back to state court where the debtor is not a named defendant.

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