A Stern-infected decision can’t be appealed directly to a court of appeals, the Eleventh Circuit says.
Consistent, dilatory conduct required for dismissing an appeal, circuit says.
Fee issues are collateral, not affecting a final ruling on the merits.
Chapter 13 debtor permitted to surrender collateral and reclassify deficiency as unsecured.
Mishandling collateral is nondischargeable even if the security interest is unperfected.
Eleventh Circuit judicially creates exclusive jurisdiction in the bankruptcy courts.
For nondischargeability under Section 523(a)(2)(A), a fraudulent transfer must give rise to the debt, not occur beforehand.
Real estate foreclosure and pawn transactions aren’t the same, Georgia judge says.
Florida judge allows fees for supplementing application with more detail.
Debtors may face sanctions for continuing to occupy property they intend to surrender.