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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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Raising a Circuit Split, Ninth Circuit’s Taggart Opinion Heads for a ‘Cert’ Petition

BAP opinion shows that contempt is virtually impossible to prove in the Ninth Circuit following Taggart.
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Judges Split on Denial of Chapter 13 Discharge for Missing Direct Mortgage Payments

Illinois judges disagree on whether direct payments to a mortgagee are “under the plan” and must be made in full to obtain a chapter 13 discharge.

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