May 11, 2010
Review of Recent Developments - Financial Lawyers Conference
Financial Lawyers Conference
214 Main Street, #336, El Segundo, CA 90245 • (310) 322-1350 • Fax (310) 615-4581
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.financiallawyers.org
This meeting is jointly sponsored by The Financial Lawyers Conference and The Los Angeles County Bar Association Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Bankruptcy Committee
FLC's annual review of recent developments in bankruptcy law including discussion of significant judicial opinions from around the country.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Speakers: Jeffrey H. Davidson, Stutman, Treister & Glatt, P.C.
K. John Shaffer, Stutman, Treister & Glatt, P.C
Location: The Omni Hotel
251 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, California
Time: 6:00pm - 6:45 pm - Registration and Cocktails
6:45pm - 7:30 pm - Dinner
7:30pm - 8:30 pm - Program
Cost: $70.00 FLC Members & LACBA Members
$40.00 Lawyers in Gov’t Svc.
May 10, 2010
New Article by Prof. Mark Scarberry on Mortgage Modifications in Chapter 13
An email from Prof. Mark Scarberry:
I’ve just posted this new article to SSRN. You can read the abstract (or even improve my download stats by downloading the full text!) at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1604144. It’s a continuation of the discussion/debate that Prof. Adam Levitin and I have been having over mortgage modification in chapter 13 and in particular over his empirical studies. (Thus he is the “Empiricist” in the title.) The article, and one by Professor Levitin to which it is a reply, will be coming out soon in the Pepperdine Law Review. (A link to his article can be found in the abstract of mine on SSRN.)
Central District FilingsIn March and April, 2010 combined, there were 305,000 total bankruptcy petition filed throughout the country. Of that total, the Central District of California had 24,950 or about one-twelfth of the total. The Central District is one of 95 districts. The Central District has had 43,626 petitions filed this year through April compared to 30,016 for the same four months last year or up 45%. No wonder I'm so tired.
Bankruptcy Filings Continue to Increase
Statistics thanks to the Bankruptcy Data Project:
It's Elena Kagan
Read all about her on ScotusBlog.com. Here is a nice summary of her life by the Washington Post.
May 9, 2010
Chapter 7 Hot Topics Program - May 22, 2010
CENTRAL DISTRICT CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP ASSSEMBLY
May 22, 2010 at 10:15 a.m.
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Blvd., Room W329
3rd Floor in the Westmoreland Building
Los Angeles, CA 90010
MCLE Program 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Total Hours: 2 hours
"Ch7 hot topics: Means Test, Audits, Conversions/Dismissals Reaffs, Redemptions, Asset Abandonment, Lien Avoidace (522 & 506) and Reopening for Resolving post-discharge matters"
Peter Lively, Esq.
Keith Higginbotham, Esq.
Frank Cadigan Jr., Esq.
Assistant United States Trustee, Santa Ana Office
Michael Hauser, Esq.
Staff Attorney, Office of the United States Trustee, Santa Ana
Cost: Free to cdcbaa Members
Non-Members: $210 (which includes one year membership in cdcbaa, admission to the Annual Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner and at least four more free MCLE Programs this year)
June 11, 2010 Earle Hagen Memorial Golf Tournament
California Country Club
1509 South Workman Mill Road,
Whittier, CA 90601
*please register at www.ehmgt.com
June 19, 2010 MCLE Program
(Topic and speakers to be announced later)
November 4, 2010 Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner
The Marriott Hotel
333 South Figueroa Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Circuit Court of Appeals Cases from Last Week
1st Circuit Court of Appeals, April 21, 2010
In re Sherman, --- F.3d ---, 2010 WL ----------- (1st Cir. 2010)($983,000 debt non-dischargeable as embezzlement, bankruptcy judge did not make an express finding that debtor knew the action being taken was unauthorized, but judge's conclusion leaves no doubt that he did so find)
1st Circuit Court of Appeals, April 30, 2010
In re Hundley, --- F.3d ---, 2010 WL ----------- (1st Cir. 2010)(question of whether a non-debtor spouse is entitled to a portion of a prepetition tax refund, where the parties filed a joint return and the non-debtor spouse earned no income for the tax year for which the return was filed, is certified to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court)
Thanks to Findlaw.com