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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • May 28

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 29, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 29, 2015
    Press Release: CanAm’s Alabama Subsidiaries File Voluntary Petition under Chapter 11 to Complete Financial and Operational Restructuring and Intend to Continue Serving Customers Without Interruption Calgary Herald: Lenders…
  • May 28

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 28, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 28, 2015
    Court Docket (Bankr. D. Del.): Notice of Appointment of Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Golden County Foods, Inc. Bankruptcy Cases Court Docket (Bankr. D. Del.): Notice of Withdrawal of Professionals Representing the Official Committee of…
  • May 26

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 27, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 27, 2015
    U.S. Supreme Court: Opinion Issued in Wellness Int’l Network, Ltd. v. Sharif Weil, Gotshal & Manges: Some Guidance from SCOTUS on Stern v. Marshall! (And What You Really Need to Know) Wall Street Journal: Judge…
Rank this Week: 42

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Apr 29

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015
    Harvey Miller may be the best bankruptcy practitioner of the last 50 years.  He died this week and the world is a lesser place without him. Miller was the all-star bankruptcy attorney in many of the most important bankruptcies and…
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
Rank this Week: 45

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

Focused on Chapter 7 bankruptcy. By Joseph C. McDaniel.

http://www.arizonabankruptcyblog.info/
  • Nov 29

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!
    We tell clients this repeatedly. Why mention this? It's simple: If a creditor (like a bank, for instance) has direct access to your bank account (as banks often do), then you can consider your checking balance dumped into the rancor pit as…
  • Nov 18

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    Jefferson County is suffering, a roughly four billion dollar debt they cannot pay is forcing them to take the road many other cities are already debating: Chapter 9 Bankruptcy.
  • Nov 8

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly
    Wandering around downtown I came across the fabled Occupy Phoenix movement. It's not going as awkwardly as elsewhere, but it's clearly having issues of its own as a group.
Rank this Week: 144

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Resource for Georgia Bankruptcy cases and updates. By Scott B. Riddle.

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 146

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 23

    Nortel: More Universalist Than Not

    Nortel: More Universalist Than Not
    The Canadian and US courts have now ruled in the Nortel case. (Disclosure: I served as an expert for the UK pension interests in the case.) The case was already incredibly important because of an agreement among the parties to...
  • May 18

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion
    In case you haven't seen it, the SCOTUS issued its unanimous opinion in Harris today, holding that postpetition wages held by the Chapter 13 trustee at the time a case is converted to Chapter 7 must be returned to the...
  • May 18

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case
    Now up on Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 258

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 294

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    Interesting new scholarship on academic freedom and social media.

    Interesting new scholarship on academic freedom and social media.
    See here.  My buddy Michael LeRoy, who does very cool work, wrote it. 
  • May 4

    The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.

    The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.
    Everything I've read about Dave Goldberg, including this New York Times obituary, indicates that he was an extraordinary person, and my heart goes out to his family.  Equal relationships should be the norm, but I hear that they're…
  • May 1

    Best managerial advice ever.

    Best managerial advice ever.
    There's a great article by Paula Krebs in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae section (here).  In it, she talks about the importance of working on difficult issues by first imagining why the person sitting across the table…
Rank this Week: 347

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 399

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Feb 26

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K
    Since 2012, homeowners in Massachusetts have had two options for obtaining homestead protection for their residence. First, they can do it “the old way” — by filing a legal declaration of homestead at the county registry of…
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
Rank this Week: 574

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 581

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • May 25

    Garnishment of Bank Account Opened Outside of Florida

    Garnishment of Bank Account Opened Outside of Florida
    You would think that debtors’ accounts at a national bank such as BOA or Wells Fargo may be garnished in any state where the bank maintains a branch. I expect most Florida courts would agree, and Florida judges would permit …The…
  • May 18

    Administrative Wage Garnishment To Collect Student Loan

    Administrative Wage Garnishment To Collect Student Loan
    A young attorney practicing in northern Florida wrote me to say that his wages were being garnished by the Department of Education to collect his law school student loans. The Department had not filed suit to collect the loan. He …The…
  • May 11

    New York “Separate Entity” Rule And Writs Of Bank Garnishment

    New York “Separate Entity” Rule And Writs Of Bank Garnishment
    One of my client’s recently escaped garnishment of his bank account by New York creditor because of a common law principal in New York known as the “separate entity rule.” The client lived in Virginia and banked at the…
Rank this Week: 614

Bankruptcy Litigation Blog

Bankruptcy Litigation Blog

Covers the BAPCPA, bankruptcy, circuit splits, code statutory interpretation, and recent case law developments. By the Coleman Law Firm.

http://www.bankruptcylitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 655

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

Covers insolvency and corporat restructuring in the UK, Europe, cross-border and beyond. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Mar 5

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised
    The European Insolvency Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings) is being revised. In the months since we last reported, the European Council, Parliament and Commission reached agreement on a…
  • Feb 26

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue
    Insolvency office holders conducting litigation can continue to recover CFA uplifts and ATE premiums from losing parties. The government announced today, 26 February 2015, in a Written Statement that the insolvency exemption to sections 44…
  • Feb 23

    Competition in the insolvency market

    Competition in the insolvency market
    The insolvency market is small and shrinking, 33,000 corporate insolvencies a year will produce something like 20 to 30 cases for each of those who take corporate appointments.  That number of small liquidations is unlikely to make a…
Rank this Week: 679

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Bankruptcy Discharge Function of Honesty:  No Rolexe

    Bankruptcy Discharge Function of Honesty:  No Rolexe
    Another case of attempted fraud on the Bankruptcy Court yielded no discharge to a Florida couple.  In this case, a Boca Raton husband and wife filed bankruptcy after the husband’s business began to fail.  An anesthesiologist,…
  • Apr 27

    Why Are National Football League Players Declaring Bankruptcy At High Rates?

    Why Are National Football League Players Declaring Bankruptcy At High Rates?
    In an astonishing new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, 16% of retired NFL players declare bankruptcy.  This is within 12 years of retirement.  That’s correct.  In a study of football players…
  • Apr 16

    Who Owns The Facebook Account In a Bankruptcy?

    Who Owns The Facebook Account In a Bankruptcy?
    If you file for personal bankruptcy in Massachusetts, do you have to list your Facebook account as an asset?  Is there a distinction between your personal account and the business account for small businesses? Texas Bankruptcy Judge…
Rank this Week: 721

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. By Rust, Armenis & Schwartz.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 1

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy
    In Northern California families are continuing to struggle with the economy.
  • Oct 30

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    Many individuals in Northern California have significantly reduced their consumer debt in the past several years. This is not the case for those, however, who have student loan debts.
  • Oct 29

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy
    Families considering bankruptcy in Northern California often have questions regarding the impact a bankruptcy will have on a family trust.
Rank this Week: 720

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

Covers the preparation of Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy petitions. By Victoria Ring.

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Dec 15

    Christmas Gift

    Christmas Gift
    Check out the new article on 713Training.com about Christmas gifts in bankruptcy. For more information on Bankruptcy Training check out our training packages at 713training Related PostsLiens and Bankruptcy TrainingDebtor on the Loan,…
  • Nov 14

    Debtor on the Loan, But Not The Owner?

    Debtor on the Loan, But Not The Owner?
    Here is a link to a recent article on 713training.com. http://www.713training.com/blog/debtor-on-loan-but-not-the-owner/ In the article we answer a students question that they sent in an E-mail.  If you ever have questions please feel…
  • Oct 15

    Liens and Bankruptcy Training

    Liens and Bankruptcy Training
    Check out this Bankruptcy Training article about Liens on Schedule D of the Bankruptcy Petition. http://www.713training.com/pages/Articles.html Related PostsChapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?The post Liens and Bankruptcy Training appeared…
Rank this Week: 888

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Apr 29

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015
    Harvey Miller may be the best bankruptcy practitioner of the last 50 years.  He died this week and the world is a lesser place without him. Miller was the all-star bankruptcy attorney in many of the most important bankruptcies and…
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
Rank this Week: 1014

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Jan 16

    Reasons to File Bankruptcy at the Beginning of the New Year

    Reasons to File Bankruptcy at the Beginning of the New Year
    If you ask any bankruptcy lawyer what they feel the best time is for filing bankruptcy, you’ll likely hear a resounding, “Now!” In truth, waiting around to file bankruptcy increases your risk for wage garnishments, lawsuits,…
  • Nov 20

    How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Through Bankruptcy

    How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Through Bankruptcy
    Excessive debt is one of the major reasons why people file for bankruptcy. In many cases, the excessive debt is the result of paying for necessities such as medical bills and vehicle repairs. While there are some exceptions, most credit…
  • Oct 13

    Can I Sell Some of My Assets Before Filing Bankruptcy?

    Can I Sell Some of My Assets Before Filing Bankruptcy?
    The idea behind bankruptcy is to assist a person in resolving debt and learning better financial management. Being able to start again is not just about leaving the past behind, it also requires a person to protect their remaining assets. The…
Rank this Week: 1006

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, practice and procedure. By Craig Robins.

http://longislandbankruptcyblog.com
  • Apr 5

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Apr 5

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Mar 3

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013
    Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq. The Honorable Joel Asarch, a very personable Nassau County attorney who had been serving as a Nassau County Supreme Court justice, died of a heart attack this morning at South Nassau Communities Hospital in…
Rank this Week: 980

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Apr 21

    Live Longer After Filing Bankruptcy? Economists Say “Yes”

    Live Longer After Filing Bankruptcy? Economists Say “Yes”
    A recent study by economists suggests that Chapter 13 debtors whose cases were confirmed and completed through discharge derive significant economic and health benefits from their filings as compared to Chapter 13 debtors whose cases were…
  • Apr 7

    Spouse Filing Bankruptcy Individually: Here’s How You will be Impacted

    Spouse Filing Bankruptcy Individually: Here’s How You will be Impacted
    There are many reasons why a married couple may decide that only one spouse needs to file bankruptcy. The bankruptcy law allows a married person to file an individual bankruptcy but there will be some impact on the non-filing spouse. If you…
  • Feb 10

    Beware Judgment

    Beware Judgment
    Do you know what it means to have a judgment entered against you?  Judgments arise from lawsuits – often collection lawsuits – and they happen when a state court judge decides in favor of the other party. In collection…
Rank this Week: 1096

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Provides information on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Gregory A. Holbus.

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Cases of Note: Harris v. Vieglahn

    Cases of Note: Harris v. Vieglahn
    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in Harris v. Viegelahn.Question: Whether funds held by the Trustee at the time of conversion from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 were to be returned to the Debtor or, alternatively,…
  • May 18

    Can I Lower My Chapter 13 Plan Payments?

    Can I Lower My Chapter 13 Plan Payments?
    So, you've filed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, made a few payments, but now you feel that your payment is too high.  You want to know if your payment can be lowered.Generally speaking, plan payments are not set in stone.  Just because you…
  • May 11

    Capital Credit Union and Cross-Collateralized Loan

    Capital Credit Union and Cross-Collateralized Loan
    Cross-collateralized loans have been a subject of discussion in the past, but I felt it was worth revisiting.  About a year ago, Pioneer Credit Union merged with Capital Credit Union and ever since then, many Chapter 7 clients have…
Rank this Week: 1216

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure issues in Florida. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 13

    Chapter 13 – Falling behind on your Monthly Plan Payment

    Chapter 13 – Falling behind on your Monthly Plan Payment
    Filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is a very difficult decision to make. The main reason deciding to move forward with a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy can be so difficult is because it can bring with it many limitations that can be hard to swallow.…
  • May 6

    Chapter 7 and Administrative Fee

    Chapter 7 and Administrative Fee
    In many Chapter 7 bankruptcies where the Trustee determines there are assets, the Trustee can collect administrative fees at the close of the bankruptcy case. You are probably first wondering what are administrative fees and what do they mean…
  • Apr 30

    Can I file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    Can I file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
    If you are deciding whether you should file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or not, the first question that needs to be answered is do you qualify? Whether a person can file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy almost entirely depends on their current income and…
Rank this Week: 1265

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • May 7

    Good Grief Charlie Brown - yes the Bankruptcy Law Connection

    Good Grief Charlie Brown - yes the Bankruptcy Law Connection
    Well known cartoonist Charles D. Schultz was the creator of the Charlie Brown comic strip. A recent blog post article asks, "Did Charles Schultz coin the term 'security blanket?" What does this question about the coining of this term that was…
  • May 6

    125th Birthday of Secretary Charles Erwin Wilson

    125th Birthday of Secretary Charles Erwin Wilson
    "Charlie"When quick help is needed to avoid grief,  who is often chosen to help out? Apparently often, "Charlie."  In the artistic field, there is well-known cartoonist Charles M. Schultz and his…
  • Jan 19

    Bankruptcy Case vs. Bankruptcy Case

    Bankruptcy Case vs. Bankruptcy Case
    On January 18, 2015, Fox Rothschild's Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation blog published a post "Caesars Bankruptcy: Illinois Bankruptcy Proceeding Stayed by Delaware Bankruptcy Court". The article reviews a situation where creditors filed a…
Rank this Week: 1260

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog

Offers up-to-date information on bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.bankruptcylawblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Insolvency-Related Implications for the Oil & Gas Industry in the U.S.

    Insolvency-Related Implications for the Oil & Gas Industry in the U.S.
    Despite the tremendous growth and development of oil and gas resources in recent years, the industry is expected to be a boon for bankruptcy lawyers. This article explores how the current low price environment hurts developers and their…
  • Mar 23

    CFPB Issues Compliance Bulletin On Confidentiality of Supervisory Information

    CFPB Issues Compliance Bulletin On Confidentiality of Supervisory Information
    On January 27, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a compliance bulletin reminding supervised financial institutions (including large depository institutions, credit unions and their affiliates, certain…
  • Dec 29

    Second Circuit Holds RMBS-issued Certificates Are Exempt from the TIA

    Second Circuit Holds RMBS-issued Certificates Are Exempt from the TIA
    On December 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion on an issue of first impression, namely the scope of § 304(a)(2) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, 15 U.S.C. §§ 77aaa-77aaaa…
Rank this Week: 1231

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury law.

http://absolutelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court
    There’s a new pilot program being started by Oklahoma’s court system that involves the use of videoconferencing for proceedings. I’m not sure how many other states use videoconferencing in their courts, but this is…
  • Jun 3

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim
    ERISA is a big, confusing piece of legislation designed to protect companies who provide health insurance and retirement plans. Overall, I don’t have any problems with ERISA, except when I have to deal with health insurance plans.…
  • Jun 2

    The “Independent” Medical Exam

    The “Independent” Medical Exam
    Many of our personal injury clients are shocked to discover that the other side wants them to subject to a medical examination during their litigation. Attorneys and courts refer to this as an “independent exam,” because a doctor…
Rank this Week: 1245

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt…

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawyer Blog

Covers California bankruptcy and Fair Dept Collection Practices Act issues. By Ronald Wilcox.

http://www.sanjosebankruptcyfdcpalawyer.com/
  • Jul 24

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever
    Based in Texas, Expert Global Solutions and its subsidiaries-ALW Sourcing, LLC; NCO Financial Systems, Inc.; and Transworld Systems, Inc., (which also does business as North Shore Agency, Inc.), collectively are the largest debt collector in…
  • Jun 28

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt
    When we think of people who file for bankruptcy, very often we tend to think of them as over spenders maxing out their credit cards and leading a carefree lifestyle; or perhaps we think of them as people who have lost their job and are now…
  • Jun 14

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges they brought against Skyy Consulting, Inc., a California company doing business as CallFire, located in Santa Monica, California. CallFire provided voice-over-internet, a practice also known…
Rank this Week: 1293

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. By Richard A. Schwartz.

http://www.kentuckybankruptcylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1369

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankrupcies, foreclosures, and bankruptcy trustees. By Mark Neis and Jill Michaux.

http://bankruptcykansas.info/
  • May 27

    tax transcript

    tax transcript
    UPDATE: 5/27/2015. IRS has closed this service due to theft of 104,000 accounts. The IRS has issued a IRS statement about this breach of security. The IRS announced a new service today that allows direct download of at transcripts called Get…
  • May 24

    Means Test Numbers Adjusted

    Means Test Numbers Adjusted
    The formula that is used to measure income for bankruptcy purposes changed again. The numbers were adjusted May 1 and May 15, 2015. Most Kansans fared better on the means test after the new numbers went into effect. In theory, the means…
  • Oct 16

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014
    New means test numbers go into effect for bankruptcy cases filed on or after November 1, 2014. Median income numbers go up for households of one, two and four persons. Oddly, the number goes down for households of three. For…
Rank this Week: 1400

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • May 18

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer
    Forgiven debt may be taxable by the IRS! The Second Circuit has ruled that debt collectors don’t need to warn clients of the potential tax liabilities associated when making a settlement offer for less than the full amount owed. In…
  • May 4

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance
    In New York, determining maintenance (spousal support or alimony) can be a burdensome task.  This task can become more complicated in situations where one spouse is receiving disability or a long term/permanent personal injury settlement…
  • May 1

    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court

    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court
    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court Standing is an affirmative defense that finds its way into many Answers in Landlord Tenant Court.  Standing refers to the right of the petitioner/landlord to bring the case in the first place.  The…
Rank this Week: 1315

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1412

Mt Pleasant Bankruptcy Blog

Mt Pleasant Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosures, and the securitization of consumer debt. By Traywick Law offices.

http://www.scarolinabankruptcylaw.com/Mount-Pleasant-Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 7

    Why Won't My Contractor Fix My House Under Warranty?

    Why Won't My Contractor Fix My House Under Warranty?
    A brand spanking new house is a wonderful thing. Every part of it is new, from the roof ridge all the way down to the foundation. Nobody else has ever lived in it, so every personal first (first party thrown in it, first child born into it,…
  • Aug 2

    How to Protect Yourself Against False Credit Bureau Reporting

    How to Protect Yourself Against False Credit Bureau Reporting
    Traywick Law Offices was delighted to find that an Oregon jury dealt a blow for the public good, putting Equifax and the rest of the credit bureau industry on notice by rendering a $186,000,000 verdict to a woman whom Equifax had put through…
  • Feb 15

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    Debt Collectors are out of control. These are some of the foulest human beings walking the planet. And they routinely breach your rights. Below the fold is the entire text of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If you suspect…
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Arizona Chapter 13 Lawyer Blog

Arizona Chapter 13 Lawyer Blog

Covers Bankruptcy. Published By Joseph C. McDaniel, P.C.

http://www.arizonachapter13lawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 12

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  • Oct 12

    Eulogy for Joseph McDaniel

    Eulogy for Joseph McDaniel
    Joseph C. McDaniel, Esq. 1950-2011 It is with an extremely heavy heart that I write this on behalf of Joseph's staff and myself. As many of you may already know, and for those of you who may not have read or heard, Joseph C. McDaniel passed…
  • Sep 24

    Top Ten Bankruptcy Articles This Week!

    Top Ten Bankruptcy Articles This Week!
    I have another bankruptcy blog, Bankruptcy Crossroads. And that blog has been getting a lot of attention lately! Here are the top ten bankruptcy blogposts this week in Bankruptcy Crossroads; enjoy!
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California Bankruptcy Lawyer

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy, consumer debt and finance law with a focus on California law. By Scott Sagaria.

http://www.californiabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?
    President Obama's home foreclosure program, Making Home Affordable, is a program that provides a number of government-subsidized options for homeowners who are struggling. The goal is for these homeowners to avoid home foreclosure, which…
  • Jul 26

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?
    Home Foreclosures and It's Affects on Home Vacancies Home foreclosure rates have a direct affect on nearby property values through the supply effect. Residents currently living near vacant properties have a sense of mistrust and fear, from…
  • Jul 11

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?
    The process of home foreclosure in Sacramento and eviction pre-foreclosure and the formal legal foreclosure process. Completion of all of these steps, which will probably take a few months or so, will lead to the eviction of the previous…
Rank this Week: 1371

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1568

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • May 19

    The New Frontier: Custody Fights over Embryo

    The New Frontier: Custody Fights over Embryo
    You fall in love, you move in together and instead of having children you decide to create embryos together. It's not the typical storybook progression, is it? So what happens when a live-in couple who share embryos split up? The answer can…
  • May 13

    Girl Returns to Mother Following Abuse by Adoptive Father

    Girl Returns to Mother Following Abuse by Adoptive Father
    When do adoptive parents lose the right to continue to raise the children they adopt? The answer is simple: when they abuse the privilege of raising children. Or in the case of the adoptive parents of a child identified simply as T.H., once…
  • May 5

    Before You Say 'I Do,' Talk to Your Fiancé's Parent

    Before You Say 'I Do,' Talk to Your Fiancé's Parent
    How many people interview their prospective in-laws about homosexuality, climate change, or corporal punishment? I suspect very few people. Yet when a marriage falls apart, and the grandparents come knocking at your door with a summons…
Rank this Week: 1566

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Apr 18

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?
    The 5 Rules of Discharging Taxes If the income tax meets all five rules, then the tax debt is dischargeable in EITHER Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. 1. Federal Income Taxes Only: The taxes must be strictly for taxes on income (1040 Income Tax).…
  • Mar 10

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS
    The Wall Street Journal reported today that the White House is weighing whether to make it easier for Americans to discharge student loans through bankruptcy. Federal law prohibits student loans — whether made by private lenders or the…
  • Mar 3

    SENATE DEMOCRATS URGE RELIEF FOR STUDENT BORROWERS NOTING THAT BIG ED WILL GENERATE OVER $100 BILLION LOAN REPAYMENTS IN THE NEXT DECADE

    SENATE DEMOCRATS URGE RELIEF FOR STUDENT BORROWERS NOTING THAT BIG ED WILL GENERATE OVER $100 BILLION LOAN REPAYMENTS IN THE NEXT DECADE
    Bloomberg News reported that a group of Senate Democrats, led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, urged the government to offer relief to distressed borrowers, even if that dampens the profit it makes from collecting on people with…
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Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

Covers skill building for lawyers new to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. By Cathy Moran.

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Nov 13

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble
    Everything you need to know about taxes in bankruptcy, plus a bit more, in a virtual workshop. This NACBA webinar  November 20 and 21st will do far more than scratch the surface of the possibilities and pitfalls when your bankruptcy…
  • Sep 30

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word
    As lawyers, words are our stock in trade. If we want to describe, explain, or persuade, we need to use the right word. The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – ’tis the difference…
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
Rank this Week: 1526

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney…

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney Malik Ahmad

Covers foreclosures and loan modifications. By Malik Ahmad.

http://lvattorneyma.wordpress.com
  • Sep 24

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?
    Are there limitations on what can be garnished? Wage garnishments Exempt earnings are not subject to garnishment. Exempt earnings are those which are not subject to judicial process (including garnishment) according to federal and state law.…
  • Sep 24

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?
    Are there limitations on what can be garnished? Wage garnishments Exempt earnings are not subject to garnishment. Exempt earnings are those which are not subject to judicial process (including garnishment) according to federal and state law.…
  • May 3

    How to handle lawsuits filed by lenders for second trust deed in Nevada?

    How to handle lawsuits filed by lenders for second trust deed in Nevada?
    This is a complex topic and should only be left to seasoned attorneys. Our law office, Law Office of Malik W. Ahmad is well situated to handle these kinds of lawsuits and we have successfully settled, or litigated to an acceptable levels all…
Rank this Week: 1540

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt settlement. By DCDM Law Group.

http://www.pasadenabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Bankruptcy Discharge vs. Bankruptcy Dismissal

    Bankruptcy Discharge vs. Bankruptcy Dismissal
    When you file for bankruptcy protection, the ideal goal is to resolve your debts. There are a lot of different ways that you can do that, including Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. For each of these different types … Continue…
  • May 17

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Serves as the Model Worldwide

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Serves as the Model Worldwide
    Chapter 11 bankruptcy has long provided solutions for those running businesses in the United States who need assistance in restructuring their debts. With the help of a Pasadena bankruptcy lawyer, many local businesses have been able to climb…
  • May 13

    Advice on Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney

    Advice on Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney
    Recently, a Consumer Debt Expert for the Huffington Post provided some tips on how to find a great bankruptcy attorney to assist you with your bankruptcy filing. Finding the right bankruptcy attorney is very important because you want to make…
Rank this Week: 1583

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • May 26

    Who Needs Student Loan Forgiveness?

    Who Needs Student Loan Forgiveness?
    In a recent Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) (@WSJBankruptcyBeat) series on the Great Student Loan Debt Debate, several of their examiners discussed what to do about student loans in bankruptcy. Let’s start with the goal of…
  • May 18

    Song About Bills Shows You’re Not Alone

    Song About Bills Shows You’re Not Alone
    With nearly 800,000 bankruptcy filings over the past few years and the folks over at Credit Slips (@CreditSlips) estimating the trend continuing, those that file for bankruptcy protection are truly not alone.  Then, we begin hearing this…
  • May 11

    Credit After Bankrutpcy Just Got a Bit Better

    Credit After Bankrutpcy Just Got a Bit Better
    This just in!  As originally reported in the New York Times and posted through Consumerists’ (@Consumerist) blog, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America have both agreed to clear debt from credit reports that was discharged in…
Rank this Week: 1782

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy law and information. By Russell DeMott.

http://www.scbankruptcyattorney.com/blog
  • May 17

    How Much Will My Chapter 13 Payments Be?

    How Much Will My Chapter 13 Payments Be?
    Chapter 13 is known as a “payment plan” or “reorganization” bankruptcy for individual debtors. The purpose of a Chapter 13 is to repay as much to creditors as you can over a three to five-year period. The big picture…
  • Mar 14

    South Carolina Median Income Figures effective April 1, 2015

    South Carolina Median Income Figures effective April 1, 2015
    It’s that time of year again. It’s the twice-yearly time when median income figures are announced by the U.S. Trustee’s office. The figures are based on Census Bureau reporting. The figures are important for two main…
  • Mar 14

    South Carolina Median Income Figures effective April 1, 2015

    South Carolina Median Income Figures effective April 1, 2015
    It’s that time of year again. The twice-yearly time when median income figures are announced by the U.S. Trustee’s office. The figures are based on Census Bureau reporting. The figures are important for two main reasons: First,…
Rank this Week: 1746

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Apr 14

    Car Title Loan Trap

    Car Title Loan Trap
    Car title loans can be a problematic debt trap.  If you need money fast, then using your as collateral may be an option. If you take out a title loan, the lender will take your title and place a lien on your car in exchange for a…
  • Apr 9

    What Records Will the Bankruptcy Trustee Require?

    What Records Will the Bankruptcy Trustee Require?
    The bankruptcy system is built on trust. It really isn’t designed that way, at least not intentionally, but this trust system has developed from necessity. The volume of bankruptcy cases necessitates that bankruptcy trustees accept most…
  • Apr 7

    New Credit Score for Those without Credit

    New Credit Score for Those without Credit
    The traditional wisdom is that having any credit score is better than not having a score at all. Lacking a credit score makes it very difficult for a lender to calculate the risk of extending credit to a particular consumer. Consequently, a…
Rank this Week: 1676

The Art of Finding a Way Out

The Art of Finding a Way Out

Covers business bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring. By Brad Sandler.

http://www.absolutepriorityblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Cool Bankruptcy image

    Cool Bankruptcy image
    Check out these bankruptcy images:
  • Nov 9

    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesse

    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesse
    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesses Claudia, a hairdresser at the salon I frequent, impressed me as a woman who had her life together. She was also a caring mother of two children. Therefore I was shocked to learn that Claudia's…
  • Nov 7

    Cool Business image

    Cool Business image
    A few nice business images I found:
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Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 1691

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs|Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • May 28

    Report: When Banks Face Felonies, Few Fear Real Consequence

    Report: When Banks Face Felonies, Few Fear Real Consequence
    If you or I were convicted of a felony crime, we would almost certainly lose our freedom. We'd be facing prison time. We'd likely lose our job. We would also no longer have the right to a host of civil liberties, including the right to vote.…
  • May 24

    Judge: Banks Broke the Law, Caused Financial Collapse

    Judge: Banks Broke the Law, Caused Financial Collapse
    For years, Wall Street sympathizers have defended actions of bankers in the lead-up to the collapse of the housing market and subsequent financial crisis. While many practices within the financial industry have drawn criticism, under special…
  • May 20

    Report: Wealth Gap Widens as Renting Becomes Norm

    Report: Wealth Gap Widens as Renting Becomes Norm
    In recent months, there has been good news on the housing economy front. Specifically, housing prices are rising once again to levels that reflect their actual value, a sign of overall economic recovery and growth after the Great Recession.…
Rank this Week: 1877