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District’s Model Chapter 13 Plan Violates the Code by Requiring More than 60 Payments

Detroit’s Judge Randon holds that a chapter 13 plan’s five-year duration begins to run from the first payment, not from confirmation.

Fourth Circuit Stands Alone in Limiting Chapter 13 Plan Modifications

Eleventh Circuit joins the majority of circuits by holding that unforeseen, changed circumstances are not required to modify a chapter 13 plan.
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Seventh Circuit Requires Court Findings for a Plan Provision the Code Allows

The Seventh Circuit opinion raises the question of whether (or when) a court may restrict the use of a provision in a chapter 13 plan that Section 1322(b) permits.
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Reversing the BAP, Ninth Circuit Allows Chapter 13 Plans with Estimated Durations

The Ninth Circuit allows chapter 13 debtors on their own to accelerate payments to creditors and secure their discharges more quickly without modifying their plans.
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Eleventh Circuit Holds that a Chapter 13 Plan Alone Can’t Assume a Lease or Contract

In the first court of appeals decision on the topic, the Eleventh Circuit holds that the chapter 13 trustee alone has power to assume a lease or contract.
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May a Chapter 13 Plan Pay a Larger Percentage Toward Student Loans?

Since Congress has made student loans virtually nondischargeable, why can’t a chapter 13 plan discriminate in favor of paying more toward student loans?

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