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Motion for Attorney’s Fees in Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings Under Contract [California CCP 1021]

While the general rule in American courts is that each party pays their own attorney’s fees, parties in bankruptcy adversaries and contested matters in California may be entitled to file a motion for attorney’s fees if a contract provides for such a recovery under California Code of Civil Procedure 1021. This pertains to prevailing parties … Read More

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Why Is the Bankruptcy Trustee Continuing the Meeting of Creditors?

Continuances of Meetings of Creditors – What is the Bankruptcy Trustee Investigating? Imagine this: you have filed all necessary bankruptcy paperwork and have attended your mandatory 341 meeting of creditors. You honestly answered all questions that the bankruptcy trustee asked you. Then, you get a notice that your bankruptcy trustee is continuing the meeting of … Read More

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Nondischargeability for Fraud “Other Than a Statement Respecting the Debtor’s Financial Condition” in Bankruptcy [11 USC 523(a)(2)(A) & 523(a)(2)(B)]

Bankruptcy Code Section 523(a)(2)(A) Dischargeability Cannot be Based on Oral Fraudulent Misrepresentation “Respecting the Debtor’s Financial Condition” The Supreme Court has held that nondischargeability under Section 523(a)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code for fraudulent misrepresentations “other than a statement respecting the debtor’s or an insider’s financial condition” means that creditors in bankruptcy are barred from claiming … Read More

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What Happens During a 341 Meeting of Creditors in Bankruptcy?

The Bankruptcy Section 341 Meeting of Creditors [11 U.S.C. 341] The meeting of creditors, also called a Section 341 meeting in reference to Section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code, is a required meeting for bankruptcy filers conducted by the appointed bankruptcy trustee. The purpose of a 341 meeting is for the trustee (and creditors, if they … Read More

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Fraud Must be Alleged with Particularity in Federal & Bankruptcy Court [FRCP 9(b)]

Requirements for Alleging Fraud in Federal & Bankruptcy Court Because “fraud is a serious charge, easy to allege and hard to prove” (In re Doctors Hosp. of Hyde Park, Inc., 308 B.R. 311, 322 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2004)), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 9(b) imposes the requirement on plaintiffs to allege fraud with particularity … Read More

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Bankruptcy Basics: The Ultimate Bankruptcy Law Introduction

Free Information on Bankruptcy Law under the United States Bankruptcy Code and In-Depth Descriptions of the Difference Between Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy!

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Bankruptcy Exemptions – Can a Court Deny Exemptions After Law v. Siegel?

Limits on Court Authority to Deny Bankruptcy Exemptions When a debtor files for chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy, the debtor is entitled to certain bankruptcy exemptions which effect creditor’s rights. The exempt property is shielded from the creditors circling around the debtor’s estate for collection of their outstanding loans. One well-known exemption is the … Read More

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Ponzi Scheme Defenses to Fraudulent Transfers in Bankruptcy

Fraudulent Transfers in Bankruptcy – Adversary Proceedings Fraudulent transfers are one type of adversary proceeding in bankruptcy in which the trustee attempts to recover property for the benefit of the creditors of the debtor’s estate. A full discussion on fraudulent transfer actions can be found on our blog post on Fraudulent Transfers in Bankruptcy. In … Read More

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Bankruptcy Discharge – An Effective Guide [11 U.S.C. § 524]

You may have recently received a letter from a trustee in a pending bankruptcy case indicating that the debtor received a discharge in the bankruptcy. You are not alone if you have no idea what this notice of discharge means. Does a notice of discharge mean that all preference (read about the two most heavily … Read More

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Ordinary Course of Business Transfers – Preference Defense in Bankruptcy

Preference Actions in Bankruptcy For a simple explanation of what a preference action in bankruptcy is, click here. A preference action is undertaken by the trustee or debtor in possession in either chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy. In some ways, it is similar to a fraudulent transfer or fraudulent conveyance proceeding in that it … Read More

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