Bankrtupcy Surcharges

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Supreme Court Issues Decision in Law v. Siegel, Eliminating Ability to Impose Surcharge on Exempt Property Unless Explicitly...

On March 4, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Law v. Seigel, Case No. 12-5196, 571 U.S. ___ (2014) holding that the bankruptcy court used its equitable powers in contravention of Bankruptcy Code section...more

Surcharges in Bankruptcy - A Risk You Can Plan For?

The Bankruptcy Code is a balancing act with each section promoting one or more of three competing principles: the protection of a secured creditor's property rights, equitable and equal distribution to unsecured creditors or...more

Rogers Towers: Surcharge of Debtor’s Exempt Assets Allowed when Debtor Willfully Conceals Non-Exempt Assets

Concealing assets from the Bankruptcy Court rarely, if ever, turns out well for a debtor. In a recent First Circuit case, a debtor concealed proceeds from prepetition sale of his former marital home, claiming that all of the...more

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