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Fourth Circuit Conflicts with the Fifth on Loss of Chapter 7 Exemptions after Filing

Even if an exemption is lost after filing, a Code provision must bring property into the estate, Fourth Circuit holds.
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No Contempt on Discharge Violation of Nondischargeable Debt, Circuit Says

Eighth Circuit says orders reducing nondischargeable claims may not be binding on the creditor.
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Bankruptcy Trustee’s Rights in Spendthrift Trusts Clarified Under California Law

California Supreme Court ignores a ‘drafting error’ in the state’s Probate Code.
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Life Insurance Proceeds Beyond 180 Days Are Estate Property in Chapter 13

Courts split on inclusion of life insurance proceeds in a chapter 13 estate.

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