Part-time self-employment, coupled with debt from a defunct business, qualified the debtor for reorganization under Subchapter V of chapter 11.
The Second Circuit split with the Fourth and Fifth Circuits by holding that the increase in fees for the U.S. Trustee system was unconstitutional because it was not imposed simultaneously in the two states with bankruptcy administrators.
A chapter 13 debtor was permitted to make a fraction of the pension contributions permitted by the IRS Code.
When drafting a statute, Congress cannot ‘think of every single esoteric possibility,’ Judge Mignault says.