Case Bites: Interesting Issues and Decisions from This Week’s Cases

Case Bites: Interesting Issues and Decisions from This Week’s Cases

Issues discussed in cases below:

  • Are voluntary retirement contributions valid means test deductions in a chapter 13? (E.D.Mich.)
  • Can a debtor claim a homestead exemption for sale proceeds received post-petition that were not reinvested timely? (D.ME.)
  • Does the automatic stay stop a sanction proceeding by the United States Trustee? (Bankr. D.VT.)
  • Is a “safe harbor” letter required before filing a 9011 motion if the conduct complained of involves the filing of the bankruptcy petition? (Bankr. D.N.J.)
  • When are punitive damages warranted when a creditor violates the automatic stay? (Bankr. W.D.VA.)
  • Can a bankruptcy court strike a 97 page pleading because it exceeded the 25 page limit in the local rules? (Bankr. N.D.GA.)
  • Is a state court injunction prohibiting the filing of bankruptcy invalid? (Bankr. N.D.IL.)

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