In the first criminal complaint referred to prosecutors by the watchdog agency Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a debt relief company and two lawyers have been indicted in an alleged fraud scheme.
A law school graduate was entitled to a partial discharge of student loan debt in his bankruptcy case, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
An employee did not lose standing to pursue a federal disability discrimination claim by filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act did not create a per se rule barring lien-stripping in so-called “Chapter 20″ cases, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
Proof of malicious intent is not required to prevent the bankruptcy discharge of a debt that arose from a trustee’s self-dealing.
A car lender willfully violated the automatic stay in a Chapter 13 case by failing to return a repossessed vehicle to the debtor promptly after receiving notice of his bankruptcy petition, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
Recent Senate hearings have sparked renewed debate over a national mortgage database that will hold information about millions of mortgage, credit card and auto loans, loan terms, borrowers’ credit profiles and financial information.
An IRA that a debtor inherited from her mother was not exempt from creditors’ claims in her bankruptcy case, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
WASHINGTON – The fallout from the complicated legal battle between the late pinup model Anna Nicole Smith and the estate of the elderly oil magnate she married is still being felt by bankruptcy lawyers across the nation because a new circuit split has emerged, making an already complex legal issue even more knotty.