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Courts Reject BAP Opinion on Estate Property When Individuals Convert from 11 to 7

Individuals in chapter 11 who convert to chapter 7 come out worse that those who convert from chapter 13.
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Arizona Judge Grants Discharge Despite Default on Direct-Pay Mortgage

Courts are split on denying a chapter 13 discharge for missing payments made directly to the mortgagee.
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Final Orders Allowed in Preference Suits Against Defendants Who Didn’t File Claims

Following dicta in Bellingham, Judge Collins finds no power to enter a final order in a fraudulent transfer suit against a defendant who did not consent.
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As an Exempt Asset, a Dog’s Value Is Priceless, Judge Collins Says

Pet insurance and proceeds are exempt, even above the value of the pet.
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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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Debtor Must Turn Over a Portion of Accrued Vacation Pay to the Trustee, District Judge Holds

The value of prepaid family expenses belongs to the trustee, even without being a fraudulent transfer.
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Debtor Left Homeless by Inability to Alter Her Homestead Exemption Claim

Arizona debtors are stuck with the homestead claimed on the filing date.
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Courts Split on Per-Plan or Per-Debtor Acceptance for Cramdown Confirmation

Section 1111(b) election does not require a due-on-sale clause in a restructured mortgage.
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Supreme Court Inadvertently Makes Life Difficult for Secured Creditors

Bullard gives bankruptcy judge more ammunition to stymie secured creditors.
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