A Chapter 7 debtor’s prepetition claim against her former spouse for alimony was property of her bankruptcy estate, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
A race discrimination plaintiff was liable for taxes due on a $550,000 jury award that had become property of her bankruptcy estate, the U.S. Tax Court has ruled in affirming a $180,000 deficiency assessment.
A pro rata portion of a tax refund belonged to a bankruptcy estate for a Chapter 7 petition filed in the middle of the tax year, the 7th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
A bankruptcy estate did not include a payment of Social Security benefits the debtor received shortly before he filed his petition, the 8th Circuit has ruled.