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Divorce and Bankruptcy

Financial trouble is probably one of the leading causes of divorce, and as a result, divorce and bankruptcy often go hand-in-hand. As stressful as it is to face both a possible bankruptcy and the break-up of your marriage, rushing into eith...
February 18, 2019/by William Kain

OT2018 #19: “Fake Mootness”

As we enter the February sitting, we give you the rarest of episodes: a completely comprehensive preview of all the cases that will be argued this week! All two of them!

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February 18, 2019/by First Mondays

Debts NOT Discharged in Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy wipes out most debts. The only ones that aren’t are explicitly not discharged under federal bankruptcy law.   Debts Covered by the Discharge The basic rule is that bankruptcy discharges all your debts unless a particular debt fits a listed exception. Focusing on Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” today, you will likely receive an Order of Discharge from the bankruptcy court within ... Read More
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February 18, 2019/by Wasson and Thornhill

Debts NOT Discharged in Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy wipes out most debts. The only ones that aren’t are explicitly not discharged under federal bankruptcy law.   Debts Covered by the Discharge The basic rule is that bankruptcy discharges all your debts unless a particular debt fits a listed exception. Focusing on Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” today, you will likely receive an Order of Discharge from the bankruptcy court within ... Read More
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February 18, 2019/by Wasson and Thornhill

This week at the court

The Supreme Court released orders from the February 15 conference on Tuesday; the justices added County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund to next term’s merits docket and summarily reversed in Moore v. Texas. On Wednesday the justices released their opinions in Dawson v. Steager and Timbs v. Indiana. On Tuesday, the justices heard oral argument in Return Mail Inc. […]
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February 17, 2019/by Andrew Hamm

Court will review census citizenship dispute this term

The Supreme Court’s 2018-2019 term will end with a bang. In a brief order issued after the justices’ private conference, the court announced this afternoon that it will review a challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. The court will take up the case and hear […]
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February 15, 2019/by Amy Howe

Friday round-up

Briefly: For the Los Angeles Times, David Savage reports that “[t]he Supreme Court meets behind closed doors [today] to weigh a question that could shape the political power of California for the decade ahead[:] At issue is the Trump administration’s plan to ask all households for the first time since 1950 whether occupants are U.S. […]
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February 15, 2019/by Edith Roberts

Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, the availability of tribal sovereign immunity in inter partes review, a probate-estate beneficiary’s ability to establish a direct injury for a RICO claim in certain circumstances, and the state subsidies pre-empted by the Federal Power Act. The petitions of the week […]
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February 14, 2019/by Aurora Barnes

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