Monthly Archives: October 2017

Stale Debt and the FDCPA: Unenforceable Does Not Necessarily Mean No Payment

Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, ___ U.S. ____, 137 S. Ct. 1407, 197 L. Ed. 2d 790 (2017) – The question before the court was whether filing a bankruptcy proof of claim for a debt where the limitations period has run … Continue reading

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Non-Recourse Loan Redux: Turning into Recourse and Back Again

Mastan v. Salamon (In re Salamon), 854 F.3d 632 (9th Cir. 2017) – A deed of trust creditor filed a claim in a Chapter 11 case contending that its nonrecourse loan was entitled to treatment as a recourse loan under section … Continue reading

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Automatic Stay: Beware State Specific Quirks When Filing Liens

In re Linear Electric Co., 852 F.3d 313 (3rd Cir. 2017) – After a general contractor filed bankruptcy, two of its suppliers filed construction liens against property of owners who had contracts with the contractor. The debtor sought a determination that … Continue reading

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Lease Claims: Exactly How Does the Cap Work?

Kupfer v. Salma (In re Kupfer), 852 F.3d 853 (9th Cir. 2016) – The controversy before the 9th Circuit involved interpretation of the cap on landlord claims under section 502 of the Bankruptcy Code. Prior to bankruptcy the leases in question … Continue reading

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