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The Eleventh Circuit Reaffirms the “Person Aggrieved” Standard

USA - April 2 2018 The Eleventh Circuit recently reaffirmed the “person aggrieved” doctrine in In re Petricca, 17-10325, 2018 WL 1020046, at *1 (11th Cir. Feb. 22, 2018)…

Ashley Dillman Bruce

Don’t Rob Peter to Pay Paul

USA - February 23 2017 When businesses experience financial difficulties, it is very common for them to “rob Peter to pay Paul.” Occasionally, this takes the form of using…

Husky Is Not So Lucky for Debtors - the United States Supreme Court’s Recent Opinion on the Denial of Debt Dischargeability Under Bankruptcy Code § 523(a)(2)(a)’s Actual Fraud Provision

USA - May 26 2016 On May 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided the term “actual fraud” in Bankruptcy Code § 523(a)(2)(A) encompasses forms of fraud, like…

Ashley Dillman Bruce

Don’t Be a Jerk: It Can Cost You Big $

USA - May 11 2016 For attorneys, the phrase "Don't be a jerk" starts any class on professionalism or ethics. Not taking another attorney's phone calls and failing to…

Adversary complaint or motion: how to prosecute contempt proceedings in bankruptcy

USA - August 21 2015 All too often, after a debtor receives his or her discharge in bankruptcy and after the case has been closed, a creditor whose debt has been…