Federal Circuit Court Rules Some Student Loans Can be Discharged in Bankruptcy

Admin on December 9, 2021 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

In the recent circuit court case of Homaidan v. Sallie Mae, Inc., a federal circuit court held that a ruling by a New York bankruptcy court that private loans to pay for college education are not exempt from being discharged under the Bankruptcy Code’s Section 523. This section of the Bankruptcy Code excludes from discharge […]

Delaware Court Considers Rejection of Executory Contracts by Debtors During Bankruptcy

Admin on November 23, 2021 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

If a debtor declines a contract in a bankruptcy case, the non debtor can be impacted in several ways. In 2019, the Supreme Court heard the Mission Products case, which attempted to settle a split among circuit courts regarding the impact of rejecting a contract under the Bankruptcy Code’s Section 365.  This case required the […]

Maryland Court Questions When Debts are Incurred 

Admin on November 9, 2021 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

Pursuing Chapter 11 bankruptcy can prove to be an advantageous and appealing option for individuals as well as companies faced with a large amount of financial liabilities. Filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy both results in the placement of a bar on any pending legal action against a company and provides businesses with the chance to […]

Eighth Circuit Addresses Interlocutory Order Appeals to Preserve Appellate Review Right

Admin on October 30, 2021 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

A federal district court recently issued an important and likely to be an influential decision that addressed equitable mootness during the appeal of bankruptcy cases. In the FishDish case, the Eight Circuit held that even though the issue of equitable mootness existed, the court additionally found that the question of if an order is interlocutory […]

Third Circuit Holds Pre-Effective and Post-Confirmation Date “Claims” Can be Discharged in Bankruptcy

Admin on October 15, 2021 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Bankruptcy News, Blog

Toward the end of 2021, a federal circuit court found for the first time that claims that became connected to a debtor’s case after a Chapter 11 plan was confirmed but before the plan’s effective date was subject to discharge. This holding urges extra caution from all creditors and counterparties of a Chapter 11 case […]

Second Circuit Finds Certain Student Loans Can be Discharged

Admin on September 30, 2021 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog, Recent Court Decisions, Student Loans

The Second Circuit in the recent case of In Homaidan v. Sallie Mae recently held that some kinds of private student loans do not require the repayment of debts that can be categorized as an educational benefit. This decision resulted in the Second Circuit joining the Fifth Circuit and Tenth Circuit on the matter. Neither […]

Avoidance Powers After the U.S. Glove Case Ruling Examines Whether Benefit Required for Avoidance Power

Admin on August 15, 2021 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

Under the US Bankruptcy Code, various powers are granted to debtors, creditors, and other parties involved with the bankruptcy process. One such power is found in section 544, which grants individuals the ability to avoid some interactions with bankruptcy trustees or debtors-in-possession. Questions, however, have lingered about whether  avoidance powers can only be exercised when […]

Subchapter V Makes it Easier to Navigate Chapter 11

Admin on June 30, 2021 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

The number of bankruptcy cases in the last few years has risen substantially, which has led many people to consider bankruptcy as a method of taking control of debts. While the COVID-19 pandemic impacted countless workers, hotel owners and workers have been some of the most negatively impacted. This is because occupancy rates at hotels […]

The Ninth Circuit Considers Permissible Non-Debtor Releases

Admin on April 29, 2021 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Bankruptcy News, Blog

Many reorganizations plan involve the release of non-debtor liability, but there are varied opinions about the role of these releases. While releases of non-debtor liability are attractive to parties like directors and officers, others argue that releasing non-debtor is against the intent of the Bankruptcy Code.  Due to these conflicting perspectives, a current split exists […]

Bankruptcy Trustee Powers Removed by Congress

Admin on April 15, 2021 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Bankruptcy News, Blog

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a large number of commercial tenants have to contend with the challenge of whether local or state regulations permitted their organization to remain open. Unfortunately, this means that many companies have been unable to generate revenue for the past year.  Given the financial hardships faced by many people […]