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St. John named chief judge of bankruptcy court

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen C. St. John has been selected as chief judge for the Eastern District. The designation, effective Jan. 1, was made by the district judges of the district. St. John is the first chief from the Norfolk ...

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Court Must Reconsider ‘Substantive’ Consolidation (access required)

In rejecting substantive consolidation of bankruptcy cases filed by two affiliated entities, a parent company that owned an Alexandria condominium property and the manager of the property, the bankruptcy court erred in its analysis of related state court proceedings and ...

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No Violation from Lender’s Account Statement (access required)

Although debtor who obtained a Chapter 7 discharge received a post-discharge statement on her Bank of America mortgage that provided principal balances, estimated payments, payment instructions and information on how payments would be posted, the routine statement did not violate ...

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