Wisconsin Western District

Costs of a Disciplinary Proceeding Held Nondischargeable Under Section 523(a)(7)

Another court strains to explain why costs incurred by disciplinary authorities were not in compensation for “actual pecuniary loss.”

Chapter 12 Farmer Plan May Pay Impaired Secured Creditors Directly

The lender’s consent to direct payments by the family farmer persuaded Judge Furay to overrule the chapter 12 trustee’s objection to the plan.

Wisconsin Judge Slashes Quarterly Fees to the U.S. Trustee Program

Judge Furay interprets ‘disbursements’ not to include the daily sweep of a collection account in a revolving credit.

Another Bankruptcy Judge Disregards Student Loans on Chapter 13 Eligibility

Student loan debtor ineligible for chapter 7 may pursue chapter 13 even with too much unsecured debt, Judge Catherine J. Furay says.

Courts Split on Allowing Individual Debtors to Retain Wages on Conversion from 11 to 7

Question left open in Harris v. Viegelahn decided against debtor in chapter 11.

Arbitration Agreement Cannot Include Waiver of Dischargeability

On dischargeability, post-filing waivers work, but pre-filing ones don’t.