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U.S. Supreme Court: U.S. Solicitor General May Take Part In RadLAX Arguments
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 2 granted the U.S. solicitor general leave to participate in oral arguments in a case in which a creditor bank argues that the Bankruptcy Code precludes confirmation of a hotel chain's... Read More

Bankruptcy Judge Recommends Approval Of W.R. Grace's Reorganization Plan
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by Emerson Heffner

WILMINGTON, Del. - (Mealey's) A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware on Jan. 31 resolved the last objections to W.R. Grace & Co.'s Chapter 11 joint plan of reorganization and recommended that the district court approve the plan ( In re: W... Read More

Supreme Court: Trustee Retains Right Without Objecting To Debtor's Exemptions
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A divided U.S. Supreme Court, ruling 6-3, said June 17 that a creditor in a personal bankruptcy proceeding was not required to object to a debtor's exemptions to preserve the bankruptcy estate's right to retain... Read More

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Leslie Controls' Plan Of Reorganization
Posted on 28 Oct 2010 by Cheryl Keely

WILMINGTON, Del. - (Mealey's) The Delaware bankruptcy judge overseeing Leslie Control Inc.'s Chapter 11 case confirmed Leslie's plan of reorganization on Oct. 28 ( In Re: Leslie Controls Inc. , No. 10-12199-CSS, Del. Bkcy.). U.S. Bankruptcy... Read More

U.S. High Court Seeks Solicitor General's Comments On Bankruptcy Conflict
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 asked the U.S. solicitor general for comment on a bankruptcy case in which the Bankruptcy Code and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) are in conflict as it relates to a... Read More

U.S. High Court Hears Arguments On Vehicle Ownership Deduction Costs In Bankruptcy
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A debtor who contends that the Bankruptcy Code provides for a deduction of vehicle ownership costs regardless of whether the debtor owns a vehicle and a creditor who objects to that deduction presented their arguments at the U.S. Supreme... Read More

Lawniczak On 6th Circuit's Interpretation Of Bankruptcy Code §1328(f)(1) In Carroll v. Sanders
Posted on 15 Nov 2010 by James Lawniczak

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, James M. Lawniczak looks at a decision of first impression from the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Carroll v. Sanders (In re Sanders), 551 F.3d 397 (2008), interpreting Bankruptcy Code Section 1328(f)(1), added... Read More