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November 10, 2020

The appeals court allows a tiny lien to wipe out a big mortgage if the bank wasn’t vigilant at the time of foreclosure.

November 5, 2020

A subordinate lender lacked appellate standing to appeal the annulment of the automatic stay in favor of a senior lender.

October 13, 2020

Lender soon recognized that home foreclosure violated the stay but continued denying liability through seven years of litigation.

October 8, 2020

On an issue where the courts are split, the Tenth Circuit BAP sides with debtors and allows them to retain postpetition appreciation in the value of assets that were in the estate on filing.

September 30, 2020

A homestead exemption does not bar selling a home when the chapter 7 debtor has no equity in the property, Judge Robert Grossman says.

July 31, 2020

In a SARE case, the BAP says that the bankruptcy court cannot deny a lift-stay motion without finding that confirmation is reasonably possible in a reasonable time.

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.

April 28, 2020

Even if the two-year statute of limitations for avoidance actions has run, the trustee can still strip away the lender’s secured status in a claim objection.

February 6, 2020

Judge Rodriguez holds servicer and lender liable under Rule 3002.1 and the FDCPA for making a claim for unpaid real estate taxes that had been paid.

January 15, 2020

A later First Circuit BAP panel should follow BAP authority unless the prior opinion seems “dead wrong.”

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