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District Court Limits Bankruptcy Judges’ Ability to Enact Local Rules

Local rules may not impose confirmation requirements beyond those contained in the statute.

Judges Split on Denial of Chapter 13 Discharge for Missing Direct Mortgage Payments

Illinois judges disagree on whether direct payments to a mortgagee are “under the plan” and must be made in full to obtain a chapter 13 discharge.

Rule 9(b) Fraud Pleading Standards Don’t Apply to an FDCPA Complaint

Willfulness is not required by the FDCPA when pleading an automatic stay violation.