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:

  • Does a bankruptcy court have the discretion to deny an amendment of exemptions if the amendment is in bad faith or would prejudice creditors? (8th Cir.)
  • What are the dangers in filing an emergency bankruptcy petition for a Debtor you never met and who didn’t sign the bankruptcy petition? (Bankr. N.D.TX.)
  • Does the bankruptcy court have to sustain an objection to confirmation of a provision of the national uniform plan (Official Form 113), because the plan fails to include an additional non-standard provision specifically providing that the holder of the ‘910 claim’ retain the lien securing its claim until the earlier of payment of the underlying debt determined under nonbankruptcy law or discharge under section 1328? (6th B.A.P.)
  • In a chapter 13 bankruptcy, can a debtor claim an expense on the means test for a monthly mortgage obligation for her elderly mother-in-law? (Bankr. E.D.VA.)
  • In an above-median income chapter 13 bankruptcy, can the Trustee object to confirmation based on the necessity of expenses claimed solely on Schedule J? (Bankr. N.D.TX.)


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    1. Jim Haller Post author

      At the end of each article is a sentence that says “A copy of the opinion is here:” followed by a hyperlink to the case.


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