Case Bites: Interesting Issues and Decisions from This Week’s Cases

Case Bites: Interesting Issues and Decisions from This Week’s Cases

Issues discussed in cases below:

  • In an adversary discharge proceeding, can the bankruptcy court treat a motion for summary judgment (that asserts a new affirmative defense) as a motion to amend an answer? (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • Can a chapter 7 trustee be awarded attorney’s fees incurred in defense of the trustee’s fee application? (Bankr. D.Colo.)
  • Does a bankruptcy court have the authority to extend the time to file a dischargeability complaint on a motion filed after the deadline? (Bankr. N.D.Ga.)
  • Does a pre-petition default judgment operate as collateral estoppel in a non-dischargeability complaint for fraud in bankruptcy? (Bankr. E.D.Mich.)
  • Post-filing, can a mortgage company postpone scheduled nonjudicial foreclosure sales (rather than dismiss the action) without violating the automatic stay? (Bankr. D.Ut.)

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