San Fernando Valley Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Meeting, Friday, November 9, 2018 at lunch

Email from Steve Fox

Dear All:

It is really nice when I can announce a program that will appeal to wide variety of bankruptcy attorneys.  This is one of those programs.  Jeff Hagen will be leading a discussion about several Ninth Circuit, Ninth Circuit BAP and Central District cases which address consumer debtor cases.  One opinion by the 9th Circuit, the Goudelock case, runs 100% counter to the position I advocated in a CDCBAA article some 10 years ago.  In another case, the Ninth Circuit considered whether the IRS could shield itself from liability from an alleged 362 violation.  The outcome may surprise you.  Jeff’s cases examine issues of importance to both creditors and debtors.

Judge Kaufman has picked a number of litigation cases for our consideration.  She will lead that discussion.  One case, Lamar, is problematic for all of us attorneys.  The judge will also lead a discussion about the Taggert case which, depending on one’s perspective as a creditor or as a debtor, has either evened the playing field or is a ruling rife with injustice.

Finally Andy Goodman also has some fun cases.  In one case, the secured creditor purchased unsecured claims to block plan confirmation in a chapter 11 case.  Can that creditor do this?  Come and find out.  In another case, the chairman had a salary of just under $800,000 annually.  He filed a claim for about $250,000 for unpaid monies during the case.  The optics look bad.  The result for the chairman?  Come and find out.

So the program is good.  Not only that, the materials are relatively hefty.  Here are the particulars:

Place:                                  San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 5567 Reseda Blvd, Suite 200, Reseda, CA 91356

Date:                                   Friday, November 9, 2018\

Time:                                   12 noon to 1:15

MCLE:                                 1 and ¼ hours

Specialty Credits:             check with Linda Temkin at the bar office

To Make Reservations:   Go online to

                                             Call (818) 227-0490

Charges:                             Member rate ahead of time  $40

                                             Member rate at the door $50

                                             Non-member rate ahead of time $60
Mon-member rate at the door $70

Food:                                   Not so good but okay.

Parking:                              Free (unlike the bar associations on the other side of the hill)

Best Benefit:                     The program is real practical.  You pay money and in return you get some real gems.

Esoteric index:                  Low.  The program is real practical.

Finally:                                The panel has been practicing.  Show up and cheer them on.

Email blasts:                      If you do not want to receive emails from me about the section programs, please reply back and let me know.


Steven R. Fox

The Fox Law Corporation

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