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Discharge/Dischargeability

Equity Can’t Bar a Chapter 13 Discharge After the Debtor Makes All Plan Payments

The bankruptcy court is no longer a court of equity; here’s another example.
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Circuits Split on Trustee’s Ability to Extend the Dischargeability Deadline

A motion extending the dischargeability deadline does not require personal service on the debtor, Chicago judge rules.

Educational Loans from a Private Lender Are Held Dischargeable

Courts are split on whether all educational loans are nondischargeable as an educational benefit.
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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?

Judge Develops a Creative Remedy to Deal with Nondischargeable Student Loans

Remedies available to a bankruptcy judge are limited when granting a partial discharge of student loans.
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Status Report on the Supreme Court

Already primed to rule on nonjudicial foreclosure, the Supreme Court might take cases involving contempt, the automatic stay and trademarks.
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Being Employed Isn’t Enough to Salvage an Individual’s Chapter 11 Discharge

Appeals court talks about discharging a debt when the issue is denial of discharge.
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