Florida Middle District
Courts split on inclusion of life insurance proceeds in a chapter 13 estate.
Lender assessed the costs of chapter 11 for causing an unnecessary bankruptcy.
Florida judge allows fees for supplementing application with more detail.
A house that wasn’t a homestead on the filing date held eligible for the exemption.
Evading payment of a debt is a valid use of chapter 7, Florida judge rules.
Automatic stay is no safe harbor from suits under the False Claims Act.
Judge can’t save debtors from the consequences of their self-inflicted wounds.
Debtor-friendly FDCPA opinion gains traction beyond the Second Circuit.
Plan insulating business owners flunks the test for third-party releases.
Lower courts continue ignoring the Eleventh Circuit’s policy statement on the FDCPA.