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Without Excusable Neglect, Debtors May Claim Exemption in Reopened Cases

The date of the closing of a case is not a ‘specified period’ invoking Rule 9006(b)(1) and requiring a debtor to show excusable neglect before amending schedules to claim an exemption.

Appreciation in a Home Is Exempt in California, But Not in Washington, Circuit Says

Vigorous dissent argues that the majority misread Ninth Circuit precedent in barring a debtor from exempting post-petition appreciation in a homestead.