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Seventh Circuit Rejects Debtor's Fraudulent Transfer Claims; Rules in Bank's Favor
May 20
Radioshack Gets Approval to Sell Name, And Customer Information for $26.2 Million
May 20
New England Compounding Authorized To Pay Out $200 Million, Plan Confirmed
May 20
Duer Wagner Oil & Gas in Chapter 11 In Fort Worth Without Deal With Lender
May 20
El Paso Children's Hospital Files to Compel Mediation with University Medical Center
May 20
Democrats Offer Alternative to Shelby Bill; Plan Focuses on Relief for Community Banks
May 20
PayPal to Pay $25 Million in CFPB Action; Online Company Accused of Illegal Signups
May 20
Lawsky Calls For Legislation to Remedy New York's ‘Broken' Foreclosure Process
May 20
Judge Should Have Checked HUD Handbook In Housing Case, Massachusetts Court Says
May 20
Farmer Entitled to Crop Proceeds But Owes Fair Market Rent for Avoided Lease
May 19
Frozen Appetizer Maker Golden County Files for Chapter 11 to Sell Business
May 19
Eye on Bankruptcy: Leading Bankruptcy Opinions for April 2015
May 19
FTC Asks RadioShack Bankruptcy Court To Protect Consumers’ Personal Information
May 19
Lonestar Geophysical Files Chapter 11 In Oklahoma City After Revenue Slump
May 19
Motion for Referral to Bankruptcy Court Denied
May 19
Democrats Said to Plan Alternative Measure To Shelby's Dodd-Frank Overhaul Bill
May 19
Banks, Mortgage Services Agree to Maintain ‘Zombie' Properties Abandoned by Owners
May 19
Justices Unanimously Protect Debtors' ‘Fresh Start' After Chapter 7 Conversion
May 18
American Medical Technologies Obtains Approval of Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan
May 18
Oilfield Service Provider Frac Specialists Files Chapter 11 in Fort Worth, Texas
May 18
Mortgage Servicer Didn't Willfully Fail To Report Debtor's Post-Discharge Payments
May 18
Ninth Circuit Lets Blixseth Molder In Jail for Civil Contempt
May 18
2d Cir. Explains ‘Fair and Equitable’ Criteria
May 18
Sen. Shelby Pitches Bank Regulatory Relief; Dems Stand Firm in Defense of Dodd-Frank
May 18
FSOC to Gain Amici Support From Nonprofit, Scholars in MetLife Suit
May 18
BofA Beats Los Angeles Claims Over Predatory Minority Loans
May 18
Consumer Bureau Launches Public Inquiry Into Student Loan Servicing Practices
May 18
Federal Judge Denies Class Certification In Loan Bias Suit Against Morgan Stanley
May 18
Bank's Secured Claim Disallowed By Seventh Circuit as Late-Filed
May 15
Nortel Claim Trading in Disarray Following Judges’ Novel Theory Distributing $7.3 Billion
May 15
Lehman Creditor Not Excused From Filing Timely Claim, No Constitutional Violation
May 15
Hipcricket Gets Approval of Plan Proposed Jointly With Buyer ESW Capital
May 15
Arbitration Not Mandated in Lawsuit Under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
May 15
Lehman Sues Federal Home Loan Bank Over $150 Million Payout Terminated Swaps
May 15
GM Excused From Paying $450 Million To Delphi Retirees, Sixth Circuit Decides
May 15
Failure to Disclose Actions Does Not Bar Later Suit
May 15
Interlocutory Appeal to Transfer Venue Not Warranted, District Court Rules
May 14
Standard Register Receives Approval Of High-Level Bonuses Totalling $3.4 Million
May 14
West Virginia Judge Shoots Down New Freedom Industries Plan Before Hearing
May 14
RadioShack Name Goes To Standard General for $26.2 Million
May 14
Corinthian Colleges Student-Only Committee Appointed, Called a ‘Victory’
May 14
ProTom Files for Chapter 11 in Dallas To Sell Proton Therapy Device for Cancer
May 14
Dismissal on Creditor's Motion Is Harmless Error
May 14
Fed Bailouts, Goldman Commodities Business Targeted by Warren, Vitter
May 14
Shelby Bill Offers Relief to Mortgage Lenders; Boosts Safe Harbor Regardless of Bank Size
May 14
Judge's False Claims Act Ruling Heightens Risk for HUD Foreclosures
May 14
New Bill Would Protect Tuition Payments When Student's Parents File Bankruptcy
May 13
8th Cir. BAP Finds Creditor's Dischargeability Complaint Untimely; Case Dismissed
May 13
Nortel U.S. and Canadian Judges Ignore Corporate Records to Allocate $7.3 Billion
May 13
Court Can't Deny Homestead Exemption Under Law v. Siegel, Can Under Cal. Law
May 13
Trust Indenture Act of 1939: A Sleeping Statute Comes Back to Life
May 13
Colorado Women's Clothing Retailer Fresh Produce Sells for $7.1 Million to Blue Stripe
May 13
11th Cir.: Missing Lawyer's Signature Doesn't Require Dismissal Automatically
May 13
Shipping Company Daebo International Gets U.S. Recognition of Korean Bankruptcy
May 13
Shelby Offers Dodd-Frank Revamp With Tough Road to Enactment
May 13
U.S. Better Able to Withstand Failure Of Big Bank, FDIC Chairman Gruenberg Says
May 13
FSOC Defends Legitimacy of SIFI Tagging In Redacted Motion in MetLife Lawsuit
May 13
Corinthian Students Seek Committee To Protect Possible $25 Billion in Claims
May 12
Calpers’ Pension Hammer Forces Judge Into ‘Unfair’ Ruling Against Bondholders
May 12
Protom Files for Chapter 11 in Dallas To Sell Proton Therapy Device for Cancer
May 14
Chapter 7 Trustee's Settlement of Claim Affirmed
May 18
Patriot Coal Files for Second Bankruptcy In Three Years Amid Commodity Price Slump
May 12
Murray Holdings Files Chapter 15 To Enforce Isle of Man Restructuring
May 12
Yellow Cab Lawyers Challenged by Justice Department Because Fees Are Guaranteed
May 12
CFPB Sues Two Ohio Companies, Owner Over Deceptive Fees in Biweekly Program
May 12
San Bernardino Firefighters Lose Appeal on Rejected Union Agreement
May 11
Lehman Scores Victory in Test Case Against Mortgage Originator Hometrust
May 11
Lenox Beats Lifetime, Gets Tableware Designer Reed & Barton for $22.2 Million
May 11
Colorado's American Eagle Energy Seeks Bankruptcy Protection After Oil Price Drop
May 11
Dismissal Didn't Re-Vest Ownership Of Mortgage Lawsuit in Former Bankrupt
May 11
Ex-New Stream Execs Get Prison Terms for Fraud Scheme
May 11
FSOC Asks Court to Drop MetLife Suit; Motion Is Sealed to Shield Business Info
May 11
Court Didn't Abuse Discretion in Approving Settlement Involving Ponzi Scheme
May 8
Divided Ninth Circuit Court Finds Loophole Protecting Insider From Preference
May 8
MF Global Parent Unsecured Creditors Receive Third Distribution This Month
May 8
Broadcasters Get Permanent Injunction Against Aereo Barring Streaming Service
May 8
Tomato and Citrus Farmer Grainger Files as Price Drop Threatens Harvest
May 8
Study Says Dodd-Frank High Economic Toll, Response Challenges Claims Are Exaggerated
May 8
Vitter, Warren Team on Fed Legislation; Bill Calls for Vote on Enforcement Actions
May 8
Fannie Mae to Pay U.S. $1.8B After Posting First-Quarter Profit
May 8
Castlelake Buys Oil and Gas Company Marion Energy in Exchange for Secured Debt
May 7
Supplier Priority Claims Reduced In Ruling by Delaware's Judge Carey
May 7
Creditor Not Foreclosed From Pursuing Nondischargeable Student Loan Debts
May 7
Consumers Win Latest Round in Fight Between FDCPA and Bankruptcy Code
May 7
Sanders Reintroduces Bank Breakup Bill; Community Lenders Oppose TBTF Banks
May 7
New Report Highlights Threats to Retirees And PBGC From Big Business Bankruptcies
May 6
Life Partners Creditors Accuse Ex-CEO of Dodging Subpoena
May 6
GM's Bankruptcy Judge Wants No Letters Written Behind His Back
May 6
The Toolbox: Enhancing the Estate: Avoidance Powers
May 6
No Standing for Attorney to Challenge CFPB Over Action Against Paralegal Contractor
May 6
Annulment of Automatic Stay Upheld
May 6
CFPB Says 1 in 10 Lack Credit History; Report Underscores Challenge to Banks
May 6
Freddie Mac Will Pay U.S. Treasury $746 Million on First-Quarter Profit
May 6
Raises for Fannie, Freddie CEOs Draw Attacks From White House
May 6
Wells Fargo Accused by Los Angeles Of Running ‘Fee-Generating Machine’
May 6
Creditors Wish Is Granted: American Spectrum Trustee Ousted After Brief Stint
May 5
Momentive Performance Ruling Makes New York Safe for Future Chapter 11s
May 5
Escrow Funds and Insurance Proceeds Are Incidental Property, Claim Can't Be Split
May 5
BAP 8th Cir. Finds Creditor's Dischargeability Complaint Untimely; Case Dismissed
May 13
Magnetation Files for Bankruptcy, Is Latest Casualty of Global Iron Slump
May 5
High Court Says Ch. 13 Plan Confirmation Denial Is Like Buying and Selling a Car
May 4
Corinthian Colleges Files for Bankruptcy, Caps Biggest U.S. Education Meltdown
May 4
Lehman Brokerage Trustee Loses $4 Billion Appeal to the Supreme Court
May 4
Intent to Defraud Creditors Judged By Objective Compliance with State Law
May 4
Trustee's Transfer of $400K Into Separate Account for Spendthrift Trust Isn't Avoidable
May 4
Allen Systems Group Consummates Plan, Second-Lien Swaps for Ownership
May 4
Bankruptcy Code Not Applicable in Receivership
May 4
AIG Weighs Too-Big-to-Fail Off-Ramp Taken by GE, Chief Says
May 4
Wall Street's Latest Craze Meets Small Short in Derivatives
May 4
Court Halts Mortgage Relief Outfit Posing as ‘Nonprofit' With Government Ties
May 4
Senators Introduce Another Bill Seeking To Protect Employees, Retirees in Bankruptcy
May 1
Investor in Abusive Tax Shelter Shown No Sympathy on Appeal
May 1
American Spectrum Creditors Want Removal Of Trustee They Sought Following Settlement
May 1
Telecomm NII Holdings Completes Sale Of Nextel Mexico to AT&T for $1.88 Billion
May 1
Battery Maker Exide Technologies Exits Bankruptcy After Almost Two Years
May 1
California Oil and Gas Producer ERG Resources Files Chapter 11 in Dallas
May 1
Environmental Testing Lab Spectrum Analytical in Chapter 11 to Get Control
May 1
Lien Recorded Before Date Allowed by Law Is Invalid
May 1
Prudential CFO Tells Senate Panel FSOC ‘Obligated' to Show Way Out of SIFI Label
May 1
Stress Test Shows Fannie-Freddie Would Need Bailout in Downturn
May 1
High Court Sends Amendments to Federal To Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1007 to Congress
April 30
Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Bill Chances Fading, According to MMA Research Analyst
April 30
Aralco's Brazilian Reorganization Plan Recognized by New York Bankruptcy Court
April 30
National Distributor Gulf Packaging Files For Bankruptcy in Chicago for Wind-Down
April 30
Palatine, Illinois Bank to Be Sold Through Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan
April 30
Bankrupt Florida Homeowners Get $4,000 Boost from Atlanta Appeals Court
April 30
Proof of Claim Does Not Violate FDCPA
April 30
Trustee's Failure to Follow Adjournment Rules Of Creditors' Meeting Results in Discharge
April 29
Ponzi Scheme Lenders Lack Standing To Appeal Substantive Consolidation Order
April 29
Eye on Bankruptcy: Leading Bankruptcy Opinions From January to March 2015
April 29
Capitalizing on the Distressed Oil & Gas Industry
April 29
Caesars Committee Formed to Comment On Professionals’ Fees and Assist Judge
April 29
Chassix Creditors Who Reject Plan Won't Be Trapped by Releases, Can Opt In
April 29
Warren Said to Be Joining Vitter In Seeking to Curb Fed Crisis Lending
April 29
Regions to Pay $7.5 Million To Settle CFPB Overdraft Claims
April 29
Radioshack Customer-Data and Intellectual Property Sale Proceeds, With Court Scrutiny
April 28
Magnetation Filed for Bankruptcy, Is Latest Casualty of Global Iron Slump
May 5
High Court Sends Amendments to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure to Congress
April 30
REAL VEBA Bankruptcies Dismissed; Court Forbids Future Filings Without Leave
April 28
PTC Seamless Tube Files for Chapter 11 To Fund Idled Kentucky Construction Project
April 28
Property of Debtor's Dead Parents Properly Included in Bankruptcy Estate
April 28
9th Cir. BAP: Discharge Revocation Deadline Is Jurisdictional, Unlike Objection Deadline
April 28
Chapter 13 Can't Force Lender to Take Title to a Condominium Through Plan
April 28
Even Delinquent Borrowers Are Covered By ECOA 30-Day Deadline, Judge Says
April 28
Fifth Circuit Judge Warns That Majority Opinion May Undermine Credit Bidding Right
April 27
7th Cir. Takes Practical Approach on Child Support Payments Under Chapter 13 Plan
April 27
Bankruptcy Filings for 12-Month Period Ending March 31, 2015, Down 12 Percent
April 27
West Virginia's Fairmont General Hospital Wins Confirmation of Liquidating Plan
April 27
GM Customers Say They Will Add Plaintiffs, Allegations to Car-Value Suits
April 27
Harvey Miller, Lehman Lawyer in Bankruptcy Case, Dies at 82 of Lou Gehrig's Disease
April 27
HUD to Delay Foreclosures In Loan Sales to Aid Homeowners
April 27
Bank of America Challenges Judge's $1.3 Billion Penalty Over Countrywide
April 27
FTC, With N.Y. AG Schneiderman, CFPB, Plans Kickoff of ‘Debt Collection Dialogues’
April 27
5th Cir. Uses ‘Accrual Approach'; Settlement Proceeds Belong to Chapter 11 Estate
April 24
New York District Judge Gives Barclays $1.3 Billion More From Lehman Brokerage
April 24
U.S. Coal Will Be Liquidated in Ch. 7 Following Asset Sales and Conversion
April 24
Loan Servicer Held in Contempt for Not Negotiating in Good Faith, Sanctions Imposed
April 24
Retailer Simply Fashion Has May 5th Auction Scheduled to Test Liquidation Bid
April 24
Bipartisan House Bill Would Limit SIPC Clawbacks From Innocent Investors
April 24
National Bank Must Face Some Indiana Class Claims on Overdrafts
April 24
N.Y., Fearing Subprime Auto Loan Crisis, Asked to Give State Regulator Jurisdiction
April 24
Saladworks CEO Shielded From Defending Lawsuits During the Chain's Bankruptcy
April 23
5th Circuit Overturns Pro-Snax Standard Regarding Calculation of Attorneys' Fees
April 10
Bid for Cloudeeva Assets Increases 35% At Auction, First Tek Emerges as Winner
April 10
Ergen's Company SPSP Targets One Lightsquared Plan Provision for Appeal
April 10
Erie Otters Minor-League Hockey Team Files to Bar Edmonton Oilers Foreclosure
April 10
Banks Seek Change to CFPB Complaint Tool; Ask for Process to Identify Inaccuracies
April 10
Caesars Judge Sets Rules for $468 Million Bankruptcy Date Fight, Trial Set for August
April 9
Montreal Maine Trustee Files Plan With Money for the 48 Killed in Train Accident
April 9
Deer Meadows Retirement Community Confirms Chapter 11 Plan in Philadelphia
April 9
Tyco Gets Asbestos Claim Protection From Yarway Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation
April 9
‘Confusing' Court Filings Don't Comply With Bankruptcy Rules, Appeal Dismissed
April 9
Online Retailer Karmaloop Wants Retention Bonuses for 15 Non-Insider Employees
April 9
Rizzo Bottiglieri-De Carlini Armatori Files Ch. 15 Seeking Recognition of Italian Action
April 9
Debt Collectors Win Another Bout Over Consumers on Stale Claims Violating FDCPA
April 9
Third Circuit Says Foreclosure Complaint May Serve as Basis for Claims Under FDCPA
April 9
Texas Court Finds Gun Store's Facebook And Twitter Accounts Are Property of Estate
April 8
Bankruptcy Court Miscalculated Farm-Debt Test in Denying Debtor Chapter 12 Protection
April 8
Split Develops on Subordination of Claims From Stock Redemption in 9th Circuit Case
April 8
Oneida Kitchenware Maker EveryWare Global Files for Prepackaged Bankruptcy
April 8
Northwest Missouri Telephone Company Files for Chapter 11 to Prevent Receiver
April 8
Life Partners's Bankruptcy Trustee Wins Approval for Filing of Other Units
April 8
Espinosa Saves Creditor Who Filed A Late Claim, Plan Confirmation Trumps
April 8
Alaska Judge Rules on Inconsequential Value In Section 1111(b) Election in Arizona Case
April 8
Consumer Credit in U.S. Increases On Jump in Non-Revolving Debt
April 8
Ex-Wisconsin Bank Exec Convicted of Fraud; Bank Had Received TARP Money in 2009
April 8
Barclays Tells High Court That Lehman's Appeal Over $4 Billion Is Not Important
April 7
Brookstone and Other Big Companies Coming Up Short Giving Notice to Creditors
April 7
Materially Adverse Unliquidated Creditors May Not Participate in Trustee's Election
April 7
Virginia Coal Producer Xinergy Files With Loan from Whitebox, Highbridge
April 7
Falcon Steel Confirms Full-Payment Plan With Settlements in Fort Worth, Texas
April 6
Fraudulent Debt Dischargeable Due To Lack of Knowledge of Agent's Dishonesty
April 6
Chassix Wants Approval of Retention Bonuses for 69 Non-Insider Employees
April 6
Fannie Mae to Begin Auctioning Defaulted Home Loans to Investors
April 6
FTC Settlement Would Bar Marketers From Mortgage Relief, Debt Relief Sectors
April 6
Revel Wins Court Approval to Sell Casino For $82 Million to Polo North on Fourth Try
April 3
Glacial Energy Gears Up for Conversion Or Dismissal After Sales and Settlements
April 3
Mexican Bankruptcy Overhaul Putting Creditors at Ease, Says Regulator's Boss
April 3
Properly Substituted Trustee Should Not Be Estopped From Personal Injury Case
April 3
Certification for Direct Appeal to Third Circuit Denied
April 3
Bank Groups Fault Fed Surcharge Plan; Ask Changes to Reflect Actual Systemic Risk
April 3
New York Investment Adviser NSB Sold To Initial Bidder Emancipation Management
April 2
Standard Register Draws ‘Protective' Sale-Procedures Objection from PBGC
April 2
Court Finds ‘Irreconcilable Conflict' Between Bankruptcy Code and FDCPA on Stale Claim
April 2
Hoenig Says Volcker Rule Is Next Part Of Dodd-Frank to Get Bank Stealth Attack
April 2
HUD's Castro Says Alternative Credit Scoring Is on Agency's Radar
April 2
Supreme Court Considers Whether Order Denying Confirmation of Plan Is Appealable
April 1
High Court Looks Outside Bankruptcy Code To Answer Who Gets Funds After Conversion
April 1
Wet Seal Wins Approval of Sale To Affiliate of Versa Capital
April 1
Conversion of Debt to Equity Qualifies Investment Banker for ‘Success Fee’
April 1
Bankrupt Company's Owner Can't Sue Creditor for Stay Violation
April 1
Split Widens on Sanction for Filing Claims Based on Stale Debt
April 1
Fed's No. 2 Advises Vigilance Over Nonbanks; Offers Ideas for Shadow Bank Regulation
April 1
Bank of America Says Statutes of Limitation Bar Los Angeles Loan Discrimination Claims
April 1
Radioshack Sale to Standard General Approved, Keeping Hundreds of Stores Open
March 31
U.K. Insurance Broker Towergate Wins U.S. Court Protection in Chapter 15 Case
March 31
Private Education Loans Survive Discharge Only If Money Changes Hands
March 31
Finalization of Order Renders Motion to Dismiss Moot
March 31
CFPB Airs Action Against Debt Collector; Says Company Used Threat of Jail Time
March 31
Settlement Lets Battery Maker Exide Exit Second Chapter 11 Following Settlements
March 30
Atlanta's Morris Brown College Confirms Plan of Reorganization After $14.6M Sale
March 30
Barton Doctrine Protects Trustee's Agent From Being Sued, Court Lacks Jurisdiction
March 30
Skymall Website and Other Assets Sell For $1.9 Million at Auction to C&A Marketing
March 30
Allen Systems Fixes Prepackaged Plan To Mollify Trustee, Receives Confirmation
March 30
IRS: Ex-Employees Can Exclude 90 Percent Of Bankrupt Airline Payments From Income
March 30
GM Shield in Doubt as Judge Mulls Ending Bar on Ignition Suits
March 30
Completion of Sale Renders Objection Moot
March 30
FTC Gets TRO for Credit Repair Group Posing as Company With FTC Affiliation
March 30
Energy Future Judge Says No Make-Whole Premiums Required in Refinancing Deal
March 27
Judge Strains to Insulate Creditors From Bankrupt's Mistake in First Impression Case
March 27
Creditor's Involuntary Petition Against Debtor Dismissed; Procedurally Improper
March 27
Pending Bankruptcy Doesn't Divest Court Of Jurisdiction Over Non-Bankrupts' Case
March 27
Dismissal Void Where Debtor Did Not Have Notice
March 27
CFPB Outlines Payday Lending Proposals; Regulator Seeks to Eliminate ‘Debt Traps'
March 27
Watt Pursues Fannie-Freddie Overhaul Blocked by Senator Shelby
March 27
Lightsquared Wins Approval to Exit Three-Year Bankruptcy After Airwave Battle
March 26
Lehman Parent's Unsecured Creditors Will Get $7.6 Billion More in Seventh Distribution
March 26
Bankruptcy Court Has Jurisdiction Of Future Receipt of Pension Trust Funds
March 26
MF Global Brokerage Unsecured Creditors Getting 72 Percent After Second Distribution
March 26
Raisin Processor West Coast Growers Files for Chapter 11 in Fresno, California
March 26
Russia Revises Bankruptcy Regulations, Procedures for Cases With Tax Debts
March 26
Senate Panel Questions Lew on ‘Off-Ramp' For Oversight Council SIFI Designation
March 26
Sen. Shelby Signals Fannie-Freddie Bill Unlikely, Rejects Support for Public Housing
March 26
FTC Announces Settlement With Mortgage Relief Company, Owners
March 26
Debtor's Loans From Flight School Aren't Excepted From Chapter 7 Discharge
March 25
Caledonian Bank's Cayman Islands Bankruptcy Given Recognition in New York
March 19
Guarantor of $1 Billion Credit Line Didn't Gain Illegitimate Advantage in Bankruptcy
March 19
Leading Bankruptcy Opinions From 2014 Featured in Upcoming Webinar
March 19
‘Gourmet Dining’ Frozen Meal Maker For Wal-Mart, Costco Files Chapter 11 to Sell
March 19
‘Oldest and Largest' Cab Company Yellow Cab Files for Chapter 11 in Chicago
March 19
Federation Employment Agency Files For Chapter 11 to Shed Losing Programs
March 19
Billions in U.S. Mortgage Aid Have Flowed Through Nonprofit in Turmoil, Probes Reveal
March 19
Community Banks Ask Congress For Relief From ‘Regulatory Overkill'
March 19
Natural Gas Producer Quicksilver Resources Files for Bankruptcy as Gas Price Drops
March 18
Houston's American Spectrum Realty Has Dueling Chapter 11 Cases in Texas, California
March 18
Restructurings with Cross-Border Investments: Maintaining U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Regulatory Compliance and Meeting May and June 2015 Deadlines
March 18
Nextera Again Defeats Adelphia Creditors In $150 Million Fraudulent Transfer Lawsuit
March 18
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Pens Treatise on Elements of Willful and Malicious
March 18
Madoff Trustee Makes Last-Ditch Effort To Supreme Court to Recover $4.3 Billion
March 18
Korea's Daebo Files for Chapter 15 To Liberate Ship Seized in New Orleans
March 18
Exide Technologies Settles With EPA, Indiana Over Air Violations at Muncie Lead Smelter
March 18
Lew: FSOC Had Informal Discussions Of $50B SIFI Threshold Under Dodd-Frank
March 18
CFPB Starts Review of Credit Card Market; One Focus Is on Card Issuers' Practices
March 18
GOP Takes Another Shot at Dodd-Frank; FY 2016 Budget Plan Also Targets CFPB
March 18
Longview Power's Reorganization Plan Confirmed in Delaware Via Cramdown
March 17
Saladworks Chief Executive Officer Now Protected From Lawsuits by Bankruptcy Stay
March 17
Bankruptcy Court Has Authority to Approve Non-Debtor Releases in Debtor's Ch. 11 Plan
March 17
Divided Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Loophole Protecting Garnishments
March 17
Oil and Gas Producer Buccaneer Energy Implements Plan Two Months After Approval
March 17
Wylys Seek New Trial Of $300M Securities Fraud Lawsuit
March 17
Spanish Bank Seeks Creditor Protection Amid Money Laundering Claims
March 17
LandAmerica Financial Group Employees Agree to $5M Settlement in Stock-Drop Case
March 17
SEC Can Handle Asset Managers Better Than FSOC, FSB, Piwowar Says
March 17
Court Negates Choice-of-Law Clause, Maybe; Revives FDCPA Claim Over Attorneys' Fees
March 17
Revel Can Dismiss Appeal of Canceled Sale to Accelerate Fourth Sale Attempt
March 16
Scrub Island Resort, Firstbank Puerto Rico Finally Settle Contentious Bankruptcy
March 16
Debtor's Right of Redemption Post-Petition After Foreclosure Is Property of Estate
March 16
HUD: $16.7B of Loan Sales Helped Reduce Foreclosures
March 16
Democratic Senators Introduce Bill to Give Bankruptcy Relief for Private Student Loans
March 13
Caesars Investigation to Be Broader Than Casino Company Wanted, Examiner Appointed
March 13
B. Endeavour Shipping's U.K. Bankruptcy Recognized in the U.S. by New York Court
March 13
Online TV Streaming Service Aereo Gets Approval to Sell Assets to TiVo, Other Buyers
March 13
Trump Taj Mahal Plan Confirmed, Casino Survives Bankruptcy by Joining Icahn Empire
March 13
Chapter 7 Trustee's Preference Claim For Pre-Petition Transfers Is Denied
March 13
Exide to Avoid Criminal Prosecution, Agrees to Close Southern California Unit
March 13
Seventh Circuit Says Servicers Must Credit Payments on Date of Online Authorization
March 13
Doral Bank Parent Files for Chapter 11 Protection in Manhattan to Sell Assets
March 12
Variant Gets Quick Approval for $275M Apartment Projects Sale to LRP Properties
March 12
Platinum Equity's Chassix, Supplier to GM And BMW, Files Bankruptcy with Lender Deal
March 12
Trustee May File Joinder Motion in Civil Suit Against Employer While Ch. 7 Case Pending
March 12
Form Providers Standard Register, iMedConsent, Affiliates, Enter Bankruptcy
March 12
Motion for Withdrawal of Reference Denied
March 12
Fed Objects to Two Capital Plans in Review; Requires Third Bank to Address Weakness
March 12
New Task Force Eyes Dodd-Frank Impact on Insurance Sector Regulation
March 12
FCA Whistle-Blower Runs Afoul Of Bankruptcy Disclosure Rules
March 11
Form Providers Standard Register, iMedConsent, Affiliates, Enter Bankruptcy
March 12
Lehman Brothers Brokerage General Creditors Receiving $2 Billion Distribution
March 11
Asset Sales: ABI Commission's Recommendations Could Make Value Realization by Secured Creditors a Waiting Game of Diminishing Returns
March 11
Phoenix Payment's Chapter 11 Plan Confirmed on March 10 in Delaware
March 11
Columbia Law Professor Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Tax Case
March 11
Sanctions Vacated Where Parties Didn't Have Notice
March 11
Obama Directs Changes to Make Navigation Of Federal Student Loan Repayment Easier
March 11
9th Cir. Vacates Bankruptcy Defalcation Case; ESOP Trustee Can Seek Discharge of $69K
March 10
Annual Report on Federal Judiciary Shows Bankruptcy Filings Down 13 Percent in 2014
March 10
Petters Fraudulent Transfer to Ritchie Capital in Polaroid Case Upheld on Appeal
March 10
Milwaukee Church Loses Bid to Shield $55 Million from Creditors in Cemetery Trust
March 10
Gold Miner Allied Nevada Seeks Bankruptcy In Debt-Swap Plan Amid Falling Gold Prices
March 10
Peru Oil and Gas Producer BPZ Resources Files for Bankruptcy After Missing Payment
March 10
Court: Insurer and Union Not Liable For Hostess's Cancellation of Insurance
March 10
Appeal of Order Confirming Plan Dismissed
March 10
Credit Agencies in Pact to Cut Errors, Help Medical Debtors
March 10
Credit Bureaus’ Deal to Improve Accuracy ‘Huge’ for Consumers
March 10
Bankruptcy Court Approves JPMorgan Chase Bank, U.S. Trustee Program Settlement
March 9
Oil and Gas Explorer Dune Energy Falls To Oil Price Drop in New Texas Bankruptcy
March 9
Sears Methodist Retirement System Confirms Chapter 11 Plan Following Sales
March 9
Real Estate Owner Variant Finds Buyer To Pay $275 Million for Apartment Projects
March 9
Kidney Drug Maker Tengion Goes to Initial Bidder RegenmedTX in Trustee's Private Sale
March 9
Informal Guidance From IRS Addresses Partnership Issues in Bankruptcy
March 9
IRS Rules Debtors May Exclude From Income Discharge of Indebtedness Income
March 9
Attorney That Borrowed $300K From Client Doesn't Get Phantom Discharge Via Husband
March 9
Judgment Based on Collateral Estoppel Affirmed
March 9
Law Firm's Disclosure of Debtor's SSN Doesn't Violate FDCPA, Fourth Circuit Says
March 9
RadioShack Plans to Sell More Leases; Receives Approval of Bonus Program
March 6
Assured Pharmacy Files Chapter 11 Requesting ‘Fast-Track’ Plan Approval
March 6
Collection Against Corporate Insiders Barred By Res Judicata and Due Process
March 6
Montana Diocese Settles With Insurer Great American Insurance for $3.5 Million
March 6
No Abuse of Discretion in Chapter 11 Trustee Appointment, District Court Says
March 6
Fed Stress Tests Show 31 Largest Banks Meet Capital Targets
March 6
House Republicans Propose Commission For CFPB in Place of Single Director
March 6
Fannie-Freddie Profit Sweep Defended As Treasury Seeks Wind-Down
March 6
Revel's $82 Million Sale Delayed As Judge Suggests Exploring Alternatives
March 5
Trump Entertainment Union Says Labor Deal Termination Should Be Overturned
March 5
Omission of Bank Account Supports Denial Of Discharge in Fraud Riddled Family Dispute
March 5
Italian Food Producer Rienzi & Sons Files for Chapter 11 Protection in Brooklyn
March 5
Cause of Action Undisclosed in Bankruptcy Dismissed
March 5
Global Regulators Pushing Tougher Rules At Mega Fund Managers on Too-Big-To-Fail
March 5
Delayed Citigroup Checks in the Mail After Bank Bungles Foreclosure Settlement
March 5
Federal Judge Says FDIC Lacks Standing In Lawsuit Against Bankers in New Mexico
March 5
9th Cir. Vacates Bankruptcy Defalcation Case; ESOP Trustee Can Seek Discharge of $69K
March 4
Res Judicata Bars Later FDCPA Suit Against Claim Buyer Where Debtors Failed to Object
March 4
The Toolbox: The Business Judgment Rule
March 4
Crude Plunge Puts Offshore Contractor Cal Dive International in Ch. 11 Bankruptcy
March 4
Health Savings Account Not Exempt From Debtor's Estate Under Georgia Law
March 4
Howrey Urges District Court to Reject Law Firms' Attempt to Overturn Clawback Ruling
March 4
‘Girls Gone Wild’ Liquidating Chapter 11 Plan Approved After Reaching Settlements
March 4
Ninth Circuit Denies Withdrawal of Reference
March 4
House Republicans Seek Changes to CFPB; Call for Restructuring Regulatory Agency
March 4
Judge Holds FDIC to Gross Negligence Standard in Suit Against Bank Officers
March 4
Second Circuit Says NYC Landlords Can't Touch Rent-Controlled Apartments
March 3
JPMorgan Chase Bank Agrees to Pay $50M To Settle Improper Bankruptcy Practices
March 3
Trying to Save Money on U.S. Trustee Fees Accidentally Terminates Automatic Stay
March 3
Sheriffs Qualify as Custodians Under State Law
March 3
FDIC's Hoenig Pushes for ‘Full-Scope Exams'; Says Big Banks Still Pose Systemic Risk
March 3
Fannie, Freddie Overseer Sets Rules For GSEs' Sales of Delinquent Debt
March 3
University General Health System Files For Chapter 11 Protection in Houston
March 2
LDR Industries Plumbing Products Business Goes to Coda Resources at Auction
March 2
Chapter 13 Debtors Must Pay Promised Percentages, Plan Payments Insufficient
March 2
Eleventh Circuit Creates Circuit Split On Attorneys' Fees in Bad-Faith Filing
March 2
Fraudulent Transfer Allegations Against Bank in Check Kiting Scheme Sufficient
March 2
ABA, Local Bar Associations Cite Potential Ethical Violations in Heller Claw Back Fight
March 2
Case Not Precluded by Failure to Seek Remedy
March 2
Identity Theft Continues to Dominate FTC's Top 10 Consumer Complaints in 2014
March 2
Gamestop Wins Bidding to Take Over More Than 160 Radioshack Stores
February 27
Lehman Judge Allowed to Issue Recommended Decisions for Efficiency
February 27
Bankruptcy Judge Has The Power To Decide a Company's Disputed Ownership
February 27
Oregon Wildcard Exemption Can't Be Used To Avoid Judicial Liens on Rental Properties
February 27
Aereo Gets Less Than Half What It Expected at Bankruptcy Auction
February 27
Fed Extends Deadline on Surcharge Plan; Comments Now Due in Early April
February 27
FTC, New York Attorney General Challenge Two Debt Collection Operations
February 27
Witnesses Debate Impact on Bondholders At Hearing on Puerto Rican Ch. 9 Legislation
February 26
Original Forum's Choice of Law Controls Limitations Period for Breast-Implant Case
February 26
Sugar, Ethanol Producer Aralco Files Ch. 15 Petition to Complete Brazilian Restructuring
February 26
Net Data Centers Says High Rent Forces Its Chapter 11 Filing
February 26
Third Circuit Denies En Banc Rehearing In Suit Over Elder Care Facility Bankruptcy
February 26
North Carolina Manufacturer's Pension Plan Unloaded on PBGC as Judge Approves Pact
February 26
CFPB Seeks Changes for Credit Card Issuers; Proposes Suspending Agreement Submissions
February 26
Santander Consumer Will Pay $9.35 Million, Maybe More, to Resolve DOJ SCRA Claims
February 26
BofA Wins Dismissal of Payday Debit Suit; Judge Says Plaintiff Misread Account Terms
February 26
Supreme Court Considers Whether Court May Award Attorneys' Fees to Defend Fees
February 25
RadioShack to Sell Name Separately From Stores with $20 Million Opening Bid
February 25
Liquidating Retailer Delia's Receives Approval of Executive Incentive Bonus Plan
February 25
Third Circuit: Stretching Plan Is Amendment, Not Settlement, Despite Benefit to Creditors
February 25
Surgical Monitoring Provider ProNerve Files In Delaware to Sell Business to SpecialtyCare
February 25
Revel Casino Buyer Glenn Straub Plans To Mix Anti-Aging Treatments with Poker
February 25
Sam Wyly Must Pay Ex-Wife $500,000 a Year Despite Bankruptcy
February 25
Fed's Yellen Expects ‘Living Will' Progress, Prepared to Declare Plans ‘Not Credible'
February 25
SIFI Threshold, FSOC Transparency On Senate Banking March Schedule
February 25
Debt Collector's References to Closed Case Are Not Deceptive Under FDCPA, Judge Says
February 25
FTC Touts First Complaint Against Payday Loan Debt Relief Defendants
February 25
Stockton, Calif., to Exit Bankruptcy In Wake of Plan's Endorsement by Judge
February 24
Source Home Entertainment Wins Approval Of Chapter 11 Plan of Liquidation
February 24
TS Employment Agrees to Chapter 11 Trustee Appointment Following $100 Million Tax Error
February 24
Receiver in CRS Case Did Have Authority To File for Bankruptcy Under Florida Law
February 24
Cordray Says Progress Expected in 2015 Toward a New Debt Collection Rulemaking
February 24
Dendreon's Cancer Drug Ultimately Goes For $495 Million to Valeant Pharmaceuticals
February 23
Atlantic City Casinos Taj Mahal and Plaza Might Lose Use of Donald Trump's Name
February 23
Monroe Hospital Confirms Liquidating Plan With Sale to Prime Healthcare Services
February 23
Chapter 7 Debtor Who Lied on Rental Application Can't Have Debts Discharged
February 23
Bankruptcy Schedules Control Over Later Insurance Claim, But Trustee Not Estopped
February 23
Second Circuit Affirms No Interest, Inflation Adjustments for Madoff Victims
February 23
Aguilar Knocks Slow Dodd-Frank Pace, Makes Push for Permanent Industry Bars
February 23
Judge Gives Man 5 Years in Mortgage Fraud; Scheme Swindled Owners Out of Millions
February 23
Lehman Brokerage Creditors Getting $2.2 Billion More in Second Distribution
February 20
Atlantic City's Revel Allowed to Scrap Second Bankruptcy Sale and Try Again
February 20
1st Circuit Joins 5th and 10th Circuits: There's No Discharge for Late-Filed Taxes
February 20
Failure to Meet Requirements Renders Sale Void
February 20
Ch. 13 Case Proposing Unfeasible Plan Dismissed
February 20
Fed's Powell: Bank Regulators to Act Quickly, Aggressively to Safeguard Financial Stability
February 20
Santander Bank Agrees To Narrow Use of Screening Tool
February 20
Milwaukee Mayor Touts Court Ruling Helping Cities Deal with ‘Zombie Homes'
February 20