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Iowa Northern District

In the More Lenient Eighth Circuit, Debtors Knock Off $130,000 in Student Loans

Judge Collins discharges all but $23,900 among nine student loans totaling $154,000.

Monetary Sanctions Are Available to Remedy Violations of the Co-Debtor Stay

Section 105(a) was utilized because Section 1301 is silent on sanctions.

Two Judges Decline to Extend Harris v. Viegelahn Beyond Its Facts

District judge gives a ray of hope to chapter 13 debtors seeking unclaimed funds.

Judge Writes a Treatise on Provisional Overdrafts and Preferences

No debt, and thus no preference, arises until after the midnight deadline.