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A Motion to Dismiss as of Right Doesn’t Bar the Court from Dismissing with Prejudice

Ninth Circuit BAP doesn’t require a formal motion to dismiss with prejudice when a debtor files a voluntary motion to dismiss as of right under Section 1307(b).
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Circuits Split on Allowing Debtors to Cure Chapter 13 Plan Defaults After Five Years

Tenth Circuit splits with the Third and Seventh Circuits on allowing a debtor to cure defaults after a five-year plan has ended.
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Sixth Circuit Creates a Split by Requiring Dismissal of an Abusive Chapter 13 Filing

Disagreeing with two other circuits, the Sixth Circuit finds no power in the bankruptcy court to avoid dismissing a chapter 13 case even if the debtor filed repeatedly in bad faith to avoid foreclosure.
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West Virginia Judge Allows Conversion to Subchapter V After Deadlines Passed

When drafting a statute, Congress cannot ‘think of every single esoteric possibility,’ Judge Mignault says.

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