Govt. Claims/Sovereign Immunity

Belated Seventh Circuit Opinion May Set Up ‘Cert’: Is Section 505(a) Jurisdictional?

Seventh Circuit again holds that Section 505(a) doesn’t confer jurisdiction for bankruptcy courts to decide how much debtors owe in taxes.

Recoupment of Social Security Benefit Overpayments Is Barred as a Setoff

Medicaid overpayments may be recovered as ‘recoupment’ while Social Security overpayments are attempted setoffs barred by discharge, Bankruptcy Judge Harwood says.

Federal Government Doesn’t Have Sovereign Immunity to Avoid Contempt Sanctions

Bankruptcy Judge Scott Clarkson nailed the government with $38,000 in sanctions for a ‘willful’ violation of a discovery order shown by ‘clear and convincing evidence.’