Monthly Archives: November 2019

Continuing Perfection: Does a Mortgage Lapse During Bankruptcy If State Law Would Otherwise Require Steps to Maintain Perfection?

River Parishes Dirt & Gravel, LLC v. BankPlus (In re Willow Bend Ventures, LLC), 603 B.R. 293 (Bankr. E.D. La. 2019) – A lender’s secured claim was challenged on the basis that postpetition it failed to take steps required to maintain … Continue reading

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Mortgages in Foreclosure: Strategies Can Get Complicated, Particularly When Bankruptcy Is on the Horizon

In re Battershell, 603 B.R. 86 (Bankr. D. N.M. 2019) – A chapter 13 debtor objected to a proof of claim filed by a junior mortgagee. The claim included an advance used to pay off a senior mortgage that was in … Continue reading

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Default Interest: What Does the Plan of Reorganization Say?

UMB Bank, N.A. v Linn Energy L.L.C. (In re Linn Energy, L.L.C.), 927 F.3d 350 (5th Cir. 2019) – A lenders’ agent sought a court order directing payment of postpetition default interest, contending that this was required by the terms of … Continue reading

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Homestead Exemption: The Back Story Matters

In re Montgomery, 602 B.R. 352 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 2019) – The debtor claimed a homestead exemption in residential property. The chapter 7 trustee objected that the debtor was not entitled to the exemption because he lived in a camper located … Continue reading

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