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Consumer bankruptcy is a process to reduce or eliminate personal as opposed to business debts. Consumer bankruptcies can be filed under either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the bankruptcy code.  Debtors are... more +
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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

No Time Runs against the King (IRS): The Golden Creditor Rule and its Discontents

A bankruptcy court in North Carolina recently joined a growing number of courts allowing debtors and trustees to avoid prepetition transactions using the IRS’s lookback period of ten years, rather than the applicable state...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Update: Seventh Circuit Revives Fulton Circuit Split

In January, we reported that the Supreme Court had resolved a split among the Circuit Courts of Appeals regarding property seized from a debtor pre-petition, holding that “merely retaining possession of estate property does...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bradley’s Bankruptcy Basics: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy — Consumer Bankruptcy with a Payment Plan

Chapter 13 bankruptcy provides relief only to individuals with regular income. This Chapter is most frequently used by debtors who have sufficient disposable monthly income to make some payments over time to their creditors....more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Update: Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split Regarding Pre-Bankruptcy Seizure

In 2019, we began following a Circuit split regarding a secured creditor’s obligation to return collateral that it lawfully repossessed pre-petition after receiving notice of a debtor’s bankruptcy filing. In our prior posts,...more

Foster Swift Collins & Smith

Are Funds Received as the Beneficiary of an IRA Property of the Estate in Bankruptcy?

When an individual files a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case, the debtor’s non-exempt assets become property of the estate that is used to pay creditors. “Property of the estate” is a defined term under the Bankruptcy Code, so a...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

The Supreme Court - January 14, 2021

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Chicago v. Fulton, No. 19-357: Under the Bankruptcy Code, filing a bankruptcy petition creates a bankruptcy estate and also operates as a stay on any entity’s efforts to collect from the debtor outside the bankruptcy forum....more

Freeman Law

In the Matter of James and Simona Quezada v. Internal Revenue Service – The Fifth Circuit and the Discharge of Taxes in Bankruptcy

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The dischargeability of and the ability to collect taxes by the IRS in a consumer bankruptcy case often turn on the issue of whether and when the taxpayer filed the relevant returns, thereby determining when the statute of...more

Snell & Wilmer

Married Couple’s Acquisition of Title as Joint Tenants Does Not Rebut the Presumption of Community Property

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In re Brace, 470 P.3d 15 (Cal. 2020), a California married couple acquired real property with community funds, and took title as “husband and wife as joint tenants.” When the husband filed a chapter 7 petition in bankruptcy,...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Bankruptcy Court Within Fourth Circuit Permits Fraudulent Conveyance Claims to Move Forward Under IRS 10-Year Reach Back Period

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A recent opinion by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina kept alive a bankruptcy trustee’s fraudulent conveyance claims based on, in part, the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) 10-year...more

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Reaffirmation: 7 Things Every Creditor’s Attorney Should Know

Filing a reaffirmation agreement in a chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding is a commonplace occurrence for many attorneys. However, the reaffirmation process is fraught with nuances and traps for the unwary attorney.  Absent...more

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Can the Bankruptcy Court Appoint a Receiver?

Q:?I am a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee. One of the assets of the bankruptcy estate is a note, which is secured by an apartment building, owned by the debtor’s brother. The note is in default and I have learned there are...more

Bowditch & Dewey

Six Questions About Involuntary Bankruptcy

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Trying to collect money from someone who cannot or will not pay you is frustrating. That old chestnut about throwing good money after bad comes to mind. Placing an individual or firm (your “debtor”) into bankruptcy is a...more

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

Fourth Circuit Limits Modifications To Chapter 13 Plans

The Fourth Circuit stands alone currently as the only circuit requiring unanticipated, changed circumstances in order to modify a confirmed Chapter 13 Plan. The Eleventh Circuit just joined the majority on a circuit...more

Bowditch & Dewey

Getting Paid in Bankruptcy – Part I, Lender Claims

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In this series, we look at how various payment rights are treated in bankruptcy. A summary like this could not possibly address every right that might arise in any given bankruptcy case. We have omitted several of the...more

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Can a Debtor Choose Salvation Over Creditors?

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In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debtors propose a plan to re-pay all or a portion of their debts. The amount to be repaid depends on how much the debtors earn, the amount and types of debt owed, and how much property they own....more

The Modern Lawyer

ADR's Big Moment

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Today we share our conversation with Judge Charles Clevert, a retired federal district court and bankruptcy court judge. Appointed at just 30 years of age, Judge Clevert was Wisconsin’s first African American federal judge. ...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Bankruptcy Chatter and COVID-19: Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Insights, Issue 1

Welcome to our first edition of Bankruptcy Chatter - our e-newsletter devoted to bankruptcy and creditors' rights. Our goal is to bring you the most up-to-date information, especially given this uncertain time during the...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Bankruptcy court announces new procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Effective March 13, 2020, the Southern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court will be converting certain in-person hearings to telephonic appearances through April 13, 2020.  ...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Appeal Filed From Bankruptcy Court’s Decision Granting Discharge of Student Loan Debt

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Education Credit Management Corporation (“ECMC”), the guarantor of the student loan debt ruled dischargeable last month by the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, is...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

First Circuit Bankruptcy Panel Affirms “Gavel Rule” as Determinative of When a Bankruptcy Debtor’s Right of Redemption Terminates

The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit has affirmed an earlier decision that concluded a borrower’s right to redeem terminates when the gavel falls at a foreclosure auction, and not when a deed is recorded. ...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Bankruptcy Court Discharges Student Loan Debt

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On January 7, 2020, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge Cecilia G. Morris of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York issued a notable opinion in the case of Rosenberg v. N.Y. State Higher...more

Pullman & Comley, LLC

First Circuit Holds that Parents' Payment of Tuition for an Adult Child Can Be Avoided as a Fraudulent Transfer: Colleges,...

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Bankruptcy trustees continue to vigorously pursue actions in which they sue colleges, universities and other institutions of higher education to recover tuition payments made by parents for their children when the parents...more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Fifth Circuit Joins Circuit Split Upholding Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction to Hear Social Security Claims: Case Has Impact for...

In a case that could impact health care bankruptcies, where jurisdiction over Medicaid and Medicare claims in bankruptcy are often disputed, the Fifth Circuit, in In re Benjamin v. U.S. Social Sec. Admin., Case No. 18-20185,...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Bankruptcy Trustees Receive Early Holiday Present – a Circuit Level Win Against Colleges in the Tuition Clawback Cases

We here at the Global Restructuring & Insolvency Developments (GRID to our friends) have been following the tuition clawback wars for a few years – the cases in which a bankruptcy trustee sues a college to return tuition that...more

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Eleventh Circuit Refuses to Impose a ‘Least Sophisticated Consumer’ Standard to Discharge Violations

The Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed a Florida bankruptcy court’s denial of plaintiff’s motion for sanctions. In doing so, the Court rejected the consumer’s attempt to import the FDCPA’s “least sophisticated consumer”...more

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