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Still No Universal Test for Bifurcating an Auto Loan in Chapter 13

Courts are groping to define ‘personal use’ because Congress didn’t.

Tennessee Judge Rules Back Child Support Is Not Estate Property

Courts are split on whether child support arrears are estate property.

Unclaimed Distributions Go to the Treasury, Not to Other Creditors, Judge Says

Tennessee judge changes a practice established in 1995 regarding unclaimed distributions.

Jevic Applied to Ordinary Settlements in the Midst of a Chapter 11 Case

Tennessee judge says Jevic tightened rules for approval of settlements.

False Claims Suits by Governments Are Not Halted by Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy court held to lack exclusive jurisdiction over exceptions to the automatic stay.

Split Grows on Dischargeability of Tax Liability on Late-Filed Returns

Nashville judge holds that late-filed tax debt can sometimes be discharged.

Courts Split on Chapter 13 Debtors’ Rights under Section 108(b)

Chattanooga judge takes pity on a debtor about to lose her home in a tax sale.