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Post date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

As overall consumer debt has increased over the years, student loan debt has correspondingly increased to astronomical levels.

Post date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Happy Birthday to the “means test,” enacted in 2005 and the centerpiece of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA).[1] In chapter 7 cases, the means test stands for the general proposition that consumers with the “means” to repay some or all of their debts are barred from filing.

Post date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Supreme Court’s opinion in Taggart v.

Post date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The automatic stay is one of the most extraordinary features of the Bankruptcy Code,[1] and the scope of the prohibition against the initiation or continuation “of a judicial, administrative, or other action or proceeding against the debtor” is extremely broad.[2] While the st

Post date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Post date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Richard Cole ([email protected]) and Jon Lieberman ([email protected]), co-chairs of the ABI Consumer Committee, would like to thank all of the committee members and leaders who have made 2019 a most productive and exciting year.

Post date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Let’s face it: Effective consumer bankruptcy lawyers eschew litigation. Bankruptcy procedures promote compromise, and bankruptcy judges favor settlement. Many bankruptcy lawyers develop good settlement skills without ever participating in formal dispute-resolution processes. But occasionally, even effective lawyers can’t settle a case on their own.

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Mr. Christopher L. Hawkins
Co-Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Birmingham, AL
(205) 521-8556

Mr. Jon Jay Lieberman
Co-Chair
Sottile & Barile LLC
Loveland, OH
(859) 912-1659

Mr. John R. Bollinger
Communications Manager
Boleman Law Firm, PC
Hampton, VA
(757) 825-5577

Ms. Heather Giannino
Education Director
Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC
Decatur, IL
(217) 422-1719

Ms. Karlene A. Archer
Membership Relations Director
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York
Manlius, TN
(615) 252-3828

Mrs. Michelle Bass
Newsletter Editor
Wolfson Bolton PLLC
Troy, MI
(248) 247-7070

Mrs. Hannah White Hutman
Special Projects Leader
Hoover Penrod PLC
Harrisonburg, VA
(540) 433-2444

Mr. Keith James Larson
Special Projects Leader
Seiller Waterman, LLC
Louisville, KY


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