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Prejudgment Interest at the Higher State Rate Can Be Ok on Nondischargeability

A nondischargeability judgment under Section 523 doesn’t require prejudgment interest at the lower federal rate.
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Chapter 13 Discharges Post-Filing Condo Assessments in the Ninth Circuit

Circuit court bases its decision on the omission of Section 523(a)(16) from Section 1328(a).
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Courts Split on Paying Chapter 13 Debtor’s Counsel if Conversion Precedes Confirmation

Arizona judge declines to expand Harris v. Viegelahn to cases when conversion precedes confirmation.
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Bankruptcy Court’s Contempt Power Includes Incarceration for More Than Three Years

Ninth Circuit gives short shrift to a man who continues defying an order to turn over $1.4 million of estate property.
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Ninth Circuit BAP Nullifies Section 541(b)(8) When Pawnbroker Must Give Notice

BAP agrees with Title Max that pawned property drops out of an estate automatically when state law does not require notice.
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Ninth Circuit BAP Nullifies Section 541(b)(8) When Pawnbroker Must Give Notice

BAP agrees with Title Max that pawned property drops out of an estate automatically when state law does not require notice.
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Ninth Circuit Finds a Loophole to Reduce a Pre-Bankruptcy Fee Award

Prepetition judgments for attorneys’ fees are not sacrosanct in bankruptcy.
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Bankruptcy Courts May Issue ‘Consent Directives,’ Ninth Circuit BAP Says

BAP equates discovery powers of bankruptcy courts with district courts and federal agencies.
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Buying Just Enough Unsecured Claims to Defeat Confirmation Is Ok, Ninth Circuit Says

To warrant ‘designation,’ a claim purchaser must have an ‘ulterior motive’ beyond self-interest.
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Ninth Circuit Widens Split on Failure to Object and Standing to Appeal

Although there may be standing to appeal, failure to object can bar an appeal under doctrines of waiver or forfeiture.
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