Bankruptcy Case Law Update

New bankruptcy decisonsI can’t type fast enough to summarize Henry Sommer’s comments on the cases, but I’ll list the cases Henry included in the Case Update.

Hall v. US, 132 S. Ct. 1882  – do post petition capital gains taxes have priority

Johnson v. Zimmer, 686 F.3d 224  household size when debtor has partial custody

Flores, 2012 U.S. App. Lexis 18508 (9th Cir)  did Kagenveama holding on applicable commitment period survive Lanning

Schafer , 2012 U.S. App. Lexis 17443 (6th Cir. 2012)  can state adopt its own bankruptcy exemptions?

Crager, 2012 U.S. App. Lexis 17244  (5th Cir. Aug. 20120)  propriety of Chapter 13 that pays only the debtor’s attorneys fees

Orton, 687 F.3d 612 (3d Cir. 2012);  Messina, 687 F.3d 74 (3d Cir. 20120  exemption issues following Schwab

Woolsey,  2012 U.S. App. Lexis 18597 (10th Cir. Sept. 2012)  does 506(d) support lien stripping in Chapter 13.

Samson v. Western Capital Partners ( Blixseth)  684 F.3d 865 (9th Cir. 2012)  does stay expire as to trustee as well as debtor when no statement of intentions filed

Terry v. Standard Ins.  687 F.3d 961 (8th Cir. 2012)  interplay between recoupment and property not part of estate

Decided since materials printed

Must a debtor contribute Social Security income to the plan?  No, says the 10th Circuit.  Cranmer  

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