Beyond Racism And Self Interest: Why Blacks File And Fail At Chapter 13

ProPublica’s study of the percentage of black debtors who file bankruptcy and fail at Chapter 13 misses the forest for the trees. The report contends that bankruptcy lawyers steer blacks to an inappropriate chapter for the benefit of the lawyers. In Memphis, an entrenched legal culture has made bankruptcy a boon for attorneys while miring […]

The Change We Need In Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

The American Bankruptcy Institute under the leadership of retired Judge Eugene Wedoff is gathering input for a review of changes needed in consumer bankruptcy law.  I was privileged to offer my thoughts at NACBA’s 25th annual convention in May. Good Morning, I’m Cathy Moran.  I’ve practiced bankruptcy law in the Silicon Valley, in California’s Northern […]