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No Contempt for the IRS on Discharge Without Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies

Is Taggart just a defense that can be waived, or must a debtor plead and prove ‘no objectively reasonable basis’ in a motion for contempt of discharge?

Reversing the BAP, Ninth Circuit Allows Chapter 13 Plans with Estimated Durations

The Ninth Circuit allows chapter 13 debtors on their own to accelerate payments to creditors and secure their discharges more quickly without modifying their plans.
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Ninth Circuit Criticizes the Supreme Court’s Kelly v. Robinson

Discovery sanctions are dischargeable under Section 523(a)(7), even when incorporated into a bar disciplinary suspension.
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Houston Judge Rejects the Jay Alix Protocol, Allows Retention Under Section 327(a)

Bankruptcy Judge David Jones finds the Jay Alix Protocol to be ‘completely unnecessary.’

Judge Shefferly Confines Viegelahn to Its Facts

If a chapter 13 plan isn’t confirmed, the debtor’s counsel is paid.

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