Now on the district court bench, then-Bankruptcy Judge Frank Volk was upheld in a tricky case involving the government’s right of setoff.
Pleas to injustice and unfairness failed to persuade the Seventh Circuit to depart from a state law exemption for wages.
A divided Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that an inherited IRA, not exempt under federal law, is exempt under state law.
Courts disagree on lien stripping by one owner of entireties property and jointly owned property.
In matrimonial cases, courts find creative reasons for not avoiding a lien that impairs an exemption.