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Still No Universal Test for Bifurcating an Auto Loan in Chapter 13

Courts are groping to define ‘personal use’ because Congress didn’t.

Fifth Circuit Adopts Flexible Timing for Section 1111(b) Cramdown Valuation

Fifth Circuit refuses to adopt chapter 13 valuation timing to chapter 11 cramdowns.
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Seventh Circuit Allows Anticipated Tax Refunds to Be Offset by Expenses in Chapter 13

On direct appeal, Seventh Circuit upholds Bankruptcy Judge Thorne by allowing chapter 13 debtors to retain anticipated refunds from earned income tax credits.
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Ok to Bifurcate the Lien on an Auto Used by the Debtor’s Non-Filing Partner

Congress created a loophole in the hanging paragraph in Section 1325(a).

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