Day: September 10, 2019

Partner Marc Zucker’s pro bono work featured in annual report

Weir & Partners LLP’s ongoing, pro bono representation of disabled, low income Philadelphians without birth certificates was highlighted in the 2018 annual report of the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program, the pro bono arm of the Philadelphia Bar Association.  The feature focused in particular on partner Marc Zucker’s representation of a blind, homeless woman …

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Missouri federal court addresses entitlement of senior lender to collect default interest after the debtor’s bankruptcy

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri held in In re Family Pharmacy Inc. that federal law allows the application of equitable principles to deny a claim for default interest post-petition in an appropriate case.  The court also looked to state law to determine whether default interest is deemed a penalty. See, …

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California federal court provides guidance on how to draft a stipulated judgment that is non-dischargeable in bankruptcy

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California held in In re Wlodarczyk (Cheikes v. Wlodarczyk) that a debtor’s failure to disclose his financial inability to pay a guarantee did not rise to the level of a fraudulent omission leading to non-dischargeability of the debt under Section 523(a)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code, where …

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