April 19, 2024

Schaerr | Jaffe Attorneys Get Fifth Circuit Win for Clients Challenging Bankruptcy Court Contempt Ruling

Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys Erik Jaffe, Brian Field, and Aaron Gordon successfully appealed a bizarre contempt order issued by a Texas bankruptcy court against a creditor and its lawyers for deigning to ask the district court for relief from an improper gatekeeping order. The Fifth Circuit agreed that the excessive sanctions veered into improper criminal territory and noted that candidly citing and challenging a gatekeeping order before a higher court seemed a reasonable course of action. The decision can be found here.