September 17, 2020
Detroit’s Judge Randon holds that a chapter 13 plan’s five-year duration begins to run from the first payment, not from confirmation.
September 10, 2020
Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn imposed civil contempt sanctions for ignoring court orders over five years.
September 8, 2020
Will there be occasions where the government must pay a debtor’s counsel’s fees when a U.S. Trustee unsuccessfully opposes a debtor’s initiative?
September 4, 2020
Tenth Circuit joins the Fifth Circuit by holding that student loans are not ‘educational benefits’ under Section 523(a)(8)(A)(ii).
September 2, 2020
Courts are split over the effect on claims discharged in chapter 7 if the debtor converts the case to chapter 13.
August 31, 2020
Below median debtors are no longer required to turn over tax refunds in excess of $2,000.
August 28, 2020
Even when after a finding of bad faith, the court retains discretion to deny punitive damages, Third Circuit says. Compensatory damages are not available if the debtor was failing anyway.
August 27, 2020
Eleventh Circuit joins the majority of circuits by holding that unforeseen, changed circumstances are not required to modify a chapter 13 plan.
August 26, 2020
Tenth Circuit and its BAP follow the same controlling authority but reach opposite results.
August 25, 2020
When $50,000 in sanctions were not enough to coerce compliance with the Code and Rules, the Eleventh Circuit upheld $150,000 in sanctions for a second violation.