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Harrisburg, PA files for Bankruptcy

by Aaron Nielson on

Harrisburg, PA files for Bankruptcy Pennsylvania’s capital city Harrisburg filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday October 12, 2011. Municipal bankruptcy filings are not common. These cases are filed under Chapter 9...more

Are bankruptcy filings increasing or decreasing?

by Aaron Nielson on

Are bankruptcy filings increasing or decreasing? This is a common question I receive. Are more people filing bankruptcy now or has it slowed down? The number of cases filed each month isn’t a secret. The courts...more

ABUSE OF RIGHT

by Flavio Stella on

ABUSE OF RIGHT -- OBSERVATIONS --...more

ABUSO DEL DIRITTO

by Flavio Stella on

L'ABUSO DEL DIRITTO -- OSSERVAZIONI --...more

Perry v. Schwarzenegger and Marriage Equality: Where Do We Stand?

by Christopher Buechler on

An update on the federal Prop. 8 trial in California and the 9th Circuit and other federal marriage equality litigation....more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Order Dismissing Appeal

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Debtors' Response to U.S. Trustee's Motion to Dismiss Appeal

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

U.S. Trustee's Motion to Dismiss Appeal

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

Stop Foreclosure Automatically Using the Power of Chapter 13

by Phyllis Voisenat on

How to Automatically Save Your Home From Foreclosure When the Bank Won't Work with You or Modify Your Loan. ...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Debtors' Request for Certification of Direct Appeal to the Ninth Circuit

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Order Confirming Debtors' Joint Plan of Reorganization

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

U.S. Trustee's Statement of Issues on Appeal

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

U.S. Trustee's Election to Appeal to District Court

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

U.S. Trustee's Motion for Leave to Appeal

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

U.S. Trustee's Notice of Appeal

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Transcript of Final Hearing on U.S. Trustee's Motion to Dismiss

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Gene D. Balas and Carlos A. Morales

Memorandum of Decision

by Louis Esbin on

"This is a case about equality, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, for two people who filed for protection under Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code." Debtors were legally married under California law...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Debtors' Reply Brief to BLAG's Non-Response

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Order Continuing Hearing on U.S. Trustee's Motion to Dismiss

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Transcript of Initial Hearing on U.S. Trustee's Motion to Dismiss

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Debtors' Opposition to the U.S. Trustee's Motion to Dismiss and Response to Confirmation Objection

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

U.S. Trustee's Motion to Dismiss

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

U.S. Trustee's Objection to Confirmation of Plan with Supporting Declaration

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Debtors' Application to Employ KTB&S as Special Counsel on a Pro Bono Basis

by Rob Pfister on

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

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