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Functionally Illiterate, Disabled Debtor Succeeds in Discharging Student Loans

Why must the system require a trial to discharge student loans by a debtor in hopeless circumstances?

Claim Deadline Also Applies to Secured Creditors in Chapter 13, Judge Holds

Although not required to file claims, secured creditors must comply with the deadline if they do.

‘Core’ Jurisdiction Exists over Claim Allowance Even in ‘No Asset’ Cases

Bankruptcy court can make a final order disallowing an unfiled claim under state law.

Improperly Taking $297.72 Results in $250,000 in Punitive Damages for Stay Violation

Creditor’s unrepentant attitude escalates punitive damages from $33,700 to $250,000.