Consumer Bankruptcy

Circuits Split on Allowing Debtors to Cure Chapter 13 Plan Defaults After Five Years

Tenth Circuit splits with the Third and Seventh Circuits on allowing a debtor to cure defaults after a five-year plan has ended.
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Chapter 13 Debtors Keep Windfalls with No Connection to Assets on the Filing Date

Taking sides with the minority on a split, bankruptcy judges in Kansas allow chapter 13 debtors to retain windfalls acquired after filing.

General Default Judgment Didn’t Satisfy Requirements of Issue Preclusion, Circuit Says

If the complaint was properly plead, a general default judgment might invoke issue preclusion to bar discharge of a debt.
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Puerto Rico Case and the Efficacy of Prof. Westbrook’s Definition of ‘Executoriness’

The bankruptcy community needs a better definition of what’s an executory contract, and Prof. Jay Westbrook has it.

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