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September 14, 2018

Courts are divided when an exemption claim collides with the government’s right of setoff.

September 13, 2018

Bankruptcy judge says a chapter 13 debtor receives ‘several benefits’ from paying 8% in commissions on mortgage payments through the trustee.

September 5, 2018

Debtors with too much student loan debt are functionally ineligible for any form of bankruptcy relief.

August 31, 2018

Illinois judges disagree on whether direct payments to a mortgagee are “under the plan” and must be made in full to obtain a chapter 13 discharge.

August 28, 2018

Claims exceeding policy limits convert insurance proceeds into estate property, Fifth Circuit holds.

August 24, 2018

The Third and Seventh Circuits agree on a concept that limits a debtor’s ability to recover accrued Social Security benefits that are set off before bankruptcy.

August 23, 2018

Additional judgment enforcement remedies under the Bankruptcy Code don’t justify an involuntary petition.

August 22, 2018

Fifth Circuit notches a victory for chapter 13 debtors retaining mobile homes.

August 21, 2018

The circuits agree on a method for calculating an exemption impairment that disadvantages debtors.

August 17, 2018

Judge Thorne rules that exceptions to the automatic stay do not allow the City of Chicago to retain possession of impounded cars.