Debtor told to turn over life insurance proceeds spent on father’s funeral

Mar 18, 2014 By: Lisa Uhlman

A debtor must turn over to her Chapter 7 trustee $7,200 in life insurance proceeds she spent on her father’s funeral, a Michigan bankruptcy judge has ruled.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Bankruptcy, March 17, 2014

Mar 17, 2014 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Bankruptcy provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Bankruptcy law.

Do bankruptcy courts need a Stern rule?

Mar 7, 2014 By: David Light

In Stern v. Marshall, the Supreme Court said bankruptcy courts lack constitutional authority to enter final judgments on state law matters that are not resolved during the claim allowance process.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Bankruptcy, March 3, 2014

Mar 3, 2014 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Bankruptcy provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Bankruptcy law.

Bankruptcy filings continue to fall

Feb 27, 2014 By: C. Richard McQueen

The U.S. Bankruptcy Courts released their Report for 2013, and it shows that total filings are continuing to go down.

Missing engagement rings thwart confirmation of Chapter 13 plan

Feb 21, 2014 By: Michael Nordskog

(Editor’s Note: This post is an excerpt from an article appearing in Practitioner Insights on WestlawNext) A debtor whose ex-fiancee absconded with the

Judge cuts four claims from Ritz Camera trustee’s suit against Canon (Bkrtcy.D.Del.)

Feb 14, 2014 By: Lisa Uhlman

Ritz Camera & Image LLC’s bankruptcy trustee was dealt a blow when a Delaware bankruptcy judge ruled four of his claims against camera maker Canon U.S.A. Inc. did not survive a motion to dismiss.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Bankruptcy, February 10, 2014

Feb 10, 2014 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Bankruptcy provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Bankruptcy law.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Bankruptcy, January 27, 2014

Jan 27, 2014 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Bankruptcy provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Bankruptcy law.

Judge boots attorney out of Texas bankruptcy court for two years

Jan 15, 2014 By: Keith Harris

“Exceedingly disturbing” actions taken by an attorney in connection with a couple’s Chapter 7 case while he was under a law license suspension has led a Texas bankruptcy judge to bar the lawyer from practicing before the court for at least two years.

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