Bankruptcy judges are required to predict the unknown and the unknowable when deciding how much debtors can repay in student loans.
A trustee can avoid and preserve a tax lien for the benefit of unsecured creditors, but a debtor can’t if the debtor hasn’t paid the taxes, the Ninth Circuit says.
The opinion by Judge Silverstein contains numerous sound bites for judges and debtors aiming to discharge student loans owed by individuals living in desperate circumstances.
A district judge in Virginia holds that third-party, non-debtor releases must be approved by district judge under Stern and must comply with the strictures of Federal Rule 23.
The Eleventh Circuit opinion has important dicta on whether or not the tort of ‘continuous trespass’ exists in New York.
The district judge who overturned confirmation of Purdue’s chapter 11 plan is requiring the debtor to expedite the appeal to the Second Circuit.