June 4, 2020
A claim must be disallowed based on the invalidity of the debt before the associated lien can be voided under Section 506(d), the Ninth Circuit ruled in upholding the BAP.
May 15, 2020
Judge Klein’s opinion reads like an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant ‘cert’ and resolve a circuit split by taking sides with the majority on Section 362(c)(3)(A).
May 4, 2020
Majority on Ninth Circuit panel believe that having previously extended a deadline allowed the invocation of “excusable neglect” to extend the deadline again after it expired.
April 23, 2020
Two recent decisions by the 9th Circuit BAP seem in conflict on a chapter 13 debtor’s ability to retain appreciation in the value of assets.
April 20, 2020
ABI Consumer Commission recommended that ‘comfort orders’ be obtained through motion practice, not adversary proceedings.
April 3, 2020
If a creditor objects to chapter 13 eligibility in good faith, the court may look behind the debtor’s schedules to decide whether the debt exceeds the cap.
March 31, 2020
Permanently reducing the claim by the appraised value without a backstop means the creditor isn’t receiving the ‘indubitable equivalent,’ BAP says.
March 26, 2020
Ninth Circuit assumed that transferred property must remain property of the estate after conversion from ‘13’ to ‘7’ before the chapter 7 trustee can avoid an unauthorized transfer under Section 549.
March 24, 2020
Taggart left open the question of whether the ‘no objectively reasonable basis’ standard for discharge violations also applies to contempt of the automatic stay.
March 20, 2020
Even the dissenter in the Ninth Circuit would not let a debt buyer off the hook if the complaint were properly pleaded.