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Plan Requirements: What Can You Do When a Party Fails To Comply With a Plan? – Good Question

In re Fierke, 567 B.R. 322 (Bankr. W.D. Mich. 2017) – A chapter 13 debtor requested sanctions against a creditor for a delay in releasing its lien on the debtor’s manufactured home as required under the debtor’s confirmed plan. After … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Sales: No Stay, No Appeal (Except Issue of Good Faith Purchaser)

Lynch v. Vaccaro, 566 B.R. 290 (E.D.N.Y. 2017) – Both the debtor and the ultimate purchaser appealed bankruptcy orders relating to auction of the debtor’s property by a state court receiver. The district court emphatically dismissed the appeals as moot … Continue reading

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Short Sale: Is There an Argument That an Underwater Mortgagee Is Required to Consider and Approve?

Hackman v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC (In re Hackman), 563 B.R. 812 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2017) – A Chapter 11 debtor sued the holder of his deed of trust note on various grounds, including fraud, breach of an implied covenant of … Continue reading

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Pre-confirmation Bankruptcy Sale: When Can You Hurry up and Sell?

In re MCSGlobal Inc., 562 B.R. 648 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2017) – A chapter 11 trustee sought court approval of a sale of substantially all of the debtor’s assets prior to confirmation of a plan of reorganization. The purchase agreement … Continue reading

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Chapter 13 Plans: Start With The Standard Local Plan, And Then What? (Not Much)

In re Sperry, 562 B.R. 1 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2016) – The debtors’ chapter 13 plan included a provision requiring the first mortgagee to send the debtors monthly mortgage loan statements. The mortgagee argued that this made the plan unconfirmable.

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Surrendering Property: The Consequences of Surrender Are … Take Your Pick

In re Elkouby, 561 B.R. 551 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2016) – A chapter 7 debtor filed a statement that he intended to surrender real property securing a loan. After the bankruptcy case was closed, the debtor continued actively opposing a … Continue reading

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Property Surrender: Surrender Means Surrender – No If’s, And’s or But’s

Failla v. Citibank, N.A. (In re Failla), 838 F.3d 1170 (11th Cir. 2016) – After chapter 7 debtors filed a statement of intention to surrender their house to their mortgagee, they continued to oppose the lender in a state court … Continue reading

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