The Doctrine of Immunity as Applied to Bankruptcy Trustees

In Kirk v. Hendon (In re Heinsohn), the bankruptcy court addressed state law claims of malicious prosecution and defamation that the trustee defendant had removed to the bankruptcy court. 231 B.R. 48, 50 (Bankr. E.D. Tenn. 1999). The bankruptcy court reviewed the plaintiff’s motion for remand or abstention and the defendant trustee’s motion to dismiss. It granted the trustee’s motion …