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2015

No 1: Whether Undistributed Chapter 13 Payment Plan Funds Held By a Chapter 13 Trustee Should Be Distributed to the Debtor or the Debtor’s Creditors

No 2: Rule 9011 of the Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure

No 3: The Earmarking Doctrine: Can it be Used to Protect Late-Recorded Mortgages in Preference Action

No 4: Equitable Subordination- where is applies, what it does, and the Implications that result

No 5: The Enforceability of Abatement Provisions

No 6: Does the FDCPA Apply in Bankruptcy?

No 7: The Nature of a Parent-Subsidiary Relationship Determines How to Allocate a Refund in a Tax Sharing Agreement

No 8: Chapter 11 Liquidations and the Termination of Collective Bargaining Agreements

No 9: Despite A Very High Income, Chapter 7 Debtor’s May Succeed

No 10: Borrowers and Bankruptcy Trustees’ Unsuccessful Attempts to Avoid a Mortgage Under the “Splitting-the-Note” Theory

No 11: Professional Fee Enhancements: Determining whether a Professional is entitled to a Fee Enhancement under Section 330 of the Bankruptcy Code

No 12: Student Loans can be Discharged (at Least Partially) in Bankruptcy After All

No 13: Whether Rejection of a Trademark License Agreement Terminates the Licensee's Rights to Use the Trademark

No 14: An Oversecured Creditor’s Post-Petition Attorneys’ Fees, Governed by State Law or Federal Law’s 11 U.S.C. 506(b)

No 15: The Exception to the Automatic Stays: Determining Whether Revenues are Pledged Special Revenues

No 16: The Permissibility of Chapter 11 Non-Debtor Release Provisions

No 17: Determining the Meaning of “Instrumentality” in the Bankruptcy Code

No 18: The Applicability of the Eleventh Amendment in Chapter 9 Cases

No 19: Defining Residency Under The Federal Homestead Exemption

No 20: Same-Sex Couple deemed “Spouses” for Purposes of the Bankruptcy Code

No 21: Second Circuit Sets a Low Bar for Foreign Debtors Seeking Chapter 15 Relief

No 22: Self-Employed Debtors Face A Hard Truth When Calculating their Current Monthly Income for the Applicable Commitment Periods under Chapter 13 Plans

No 23: Deeping Insolvency: A cause of action, a tool of measuring damages, or nothing at all?

No 24: Are Government Creditors Exempt from U.C.C. Article 9 Filing and Perfection Requirements?

No 25: Judicial Estoppel: Essentially Locking in Representations Made During Bankruptcy Proceeding

No 26: The Uncertain Future of the Unfinished Business Doctrine

No 27: The IRS Can Offset Post-petition Tax Overpayments Against Pre-petition Tax Liabilities

No 28: The Continued Growth of the Presumption Against Extraterritoriality and its Impact on the Bankruptcy Code’s Avoidance Provisions

No 29: Gifting & The Absolute Priority Rule