Archive for May, 2011

Ethical Implications of Recent Supreme Court Consumer Bankruptcy Opinions

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

In the last year, the U.S. Supreme Court issued four opinions which addressed what appear to be fairly discrete questions of some practical import to consumer bankruptcy practitioners. Three of those cases have ethical implications which the Supremes either did not comprehend or did not attach much significance to.
 The first case, United Student Aid Funds, [...]

PRIVATE EMPLOYERS MAY DISCRIMINATE IN HIRING BASED ON A BANKRUPTCY FILING

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The Fifth Circuit recently held that private employers may discriminate in hiring based on a bankruptcy filing. In re Burnett, 635 F.3d 169 (5th Cir.2011). The court distinguished between public employers which may not discriminate in hiring and private employers which may. Neither public nor private employers may discriminate with respect to persons who are [...]

by Michael Baumer