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Treasury Offset Program Can’t Be Used After Bankruptcy, District Judge Says

Now on the district court bench, then-Bankruptcy Judge Frank Volk was upheld in a tricky case involving the government’s right of setoff.

Even a $3 Million Claim for Severance Is Exempt in Illinois as Wages, Easterbrook Says

Pleas to injustice and unfairness failed to persuade the Seventh Circuit to depart from a state law exemption for wages.
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An Inherited IRA Can Be Exempt Under State Law When It’s Not in Section 522(b)(3)(C)

A divided Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that an inherited IRA, not exempt under federal law, is exempt under state law.

One Owner May Strip a Lien Off Property Owned JTWROS, Judge Huennekens Says

Courts disagree on lien stripping by one owner of entireties property and jointly owned property.

Courts Ignore Farrey to Achieve an Equitable Result in a Matrimonial Bankruptcy

In matrimonial cases, courts find creative reasons for not avoiding a lien that impairs an exemption.

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