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April 6, 2018

Confirmation order cannot turn someone else’s property into estate property.
The battle continues in Chicago over using chapter 13 to beat parking tickets.

April 5, 2018

Children were the initial transferees of tuition payments, thus giving schools the ‘good faith’ defense to fraudulent transfers.

April 4, 2018

Student loan debtor ineligible for chapter 7 may pursue chapter 13 even with too much unsecured debt, Judge Catherine J. Furay says.
Two justices recommend that the Second Circuit reconsider the ‘Tribune’ safe harbor decision in light of Merit Management.
Post-petition interest accruals aren’t counted in figuring distributions among undersecured creditors with liens on the same collateral.

April 3, 2018

Judicial estoppel requires ‘an effort to game the bankruptcy system.’
Milavetz invalid-purpose test isn’t applicable to incurring debt to pay a retainer.

April 2, 2018

A contrary result would have obviated the judicially recognized right to strip off underwater subordinate liens in chapter 13.
Fifth Circuit refuses to adopt chapter 13 valuation timing to chapter 11 cramdowns.