A landmark case involving ethics and technology has
reached its conclusion with an opinion from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals
that an attorney cannot blindly rely on information provided by an automated
system, especially when the accuracy of...
A Montana blogger has learned that First Amendment
freedoms do not extend to saying that a bankruptcy trustee is "guilty of Fraud,
Deceit on the Government, Illegal Activity, Money Laundering, Defamation,
Harassment" among other things. In...
On Wednesday November 23, 2011, friends, colleagues and
family members gathered at First Baptist Church in San Marcos, Texas to
remember the life of John Worthy Alvis who passed away on November 19 after a
brief battle with pancreatic cancer. John...
A report from the Administrative Office of the U.S.
Courts highlights a disturbing trend: since the adoption of the Bankruptcy
Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act in 2005, pro se filings have grown
dramatically. You can read the report here...
The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges concluded
with an interview of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan by Third Circuit Judge
Marjorie Rendell and Bankruptcy Judge Randall Dunn. Justice Kagan was very
humble and self-effacing, but was not overly...
Prof. Jay Westbrook and Prof. Katie Porter presented a
delightful tour de force of empirical research titled Mythbusters. They
compared ten statements of conventional wisdom to the results of empirical
research. As Jay said, "There are all kinds...
Dr. Thomas Hoenig was the Friday luncheon speaker. He
served for twenty-five years as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank
of Kansas City. He said that he "wanted to get you on board that Too Big to
Fail is bad policy." He warned...