Archive for November, 2015

Lawsuits in England in the 17th Century – As Bad as Today (2015-11-13)

The “High Commission” was a court specially established by the Crown in 1535 after the founding of the Church of England.  As the head of state was also the head of the church, heresy became, in effect, an act of treason, giving the Crown a special interest in ecclesiastical matters. The jurisdiction of the High […]






Bankruptcy Filings Decrease Again in 2015 (2015-11-5)

The federal bankruptcy courts publish detailed statistics on bankruptcy filings.  California has four federal judicial districts, with Fresno located in the Eastern District. The 2011-2015 bankruptcy filings for the Eastern District of California continue to show a substantial decline, as shown in this table: Truly, the overall decline from 2011 to 2015 is astonishing, and […]