Occupancy and intent to be a permanent residence are all that’s needed for a homestead exemption, even if the house violates local ordinances.
If the parties litigate but the defendant eventually defaults, the default judgment can result in nondischargeability via issue preclusion, Eleventh Circuit holds.
An Alabama case shows how Taggart heightened the pleading standards for a complaint alleging a violation of the discharge injunction.
Business judgment rule failed to protect directors of a Georgia bank for approving bad loans.
Circuit Judge Grant explains why an IRA might be exempt under federal law but not exempt under the Florida exemption statute.
A chapter 13 plan that improperly modifies a home mortgage remains binding unless the lender has objected to confirmation.
Prior service as a future claimants’ representative was reason for a new appointment, not a disqualification, Judge Bonapfel says.
Circuits are split on whether a collection letter only violates the FDCPA if it contains an explicit threat to sue.
Former NFL players with neurological impairment can file bankruptcy and exempt payments under league’s concussion settlement.
A mortgage recorded more than 30 days after closing resulted in a transfer within the preference window.