Virginia Western District
The logic of Harris v. Viegelahn doesn’t mean that chapter 13 debtors receive distributions refunded by creditors.
Local lawyers were also caught up in the maelstrom caused by a ‘nationwide’ firm that skirted bankruptcy law and rules.
Government payments to care for disabled adults go to parents, not creditors, judge rules.
Pro se debtors must be told explicitly of the right to request a hearing.
Automatic stay bars collecting a debt by offsetting a tax refund.