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Recent Posts in Bankruptcy Dismissal

  • Attorney Error Causes Bankruptcy Dismissal

    Posted By admin || 4-Jun-2010

    In the bankruptcy case of Crawford, Tanner S. and Tillie M.; In re, 20, debtors suffered a dismissal of their bankruptcy case because their attorney miscalculated when they needed to obtain credit counseling. The details of the bankruptcy case: The debtors first met with a bankruptcy attorney in August 2007. They filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 13, 2009. Unfortunately, they obtained their credit ...
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  • Using Bankruptcy To Avoid Child Support Prohibited

    Posted By admin || 18-May-2010

    In the bankruptcy case of Larsen, David M.; In re, the bankruptcy court refused to redirect the debtor's funds held by a state court for the support of the debtor's minor children to other creditors. The details of the bankruptcy case: The debtor's former wife filed for divorce in 1999. During those proceedings, the debtor transferred mari­tal assets into the Magnum Opus trust of which he was the ...
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  • Former Auto Tycoon Is Denied Bankruptcy Discharge

    Posted By admin || 14-May-2010

    It only happens in one out of every 10,000 bankruptcy cases nationwide; but Denny Hecker, the former auto mogul has been denied a bankruptcy discharge and has agreed to repay his remaining $400 million debt. Hecker and his remaining bankruptcy attorney (one left the case due to lack of payment) decided against fighting for the bankruptcy discharge because he's facing more serious issues such as ...
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  • Oops! I Made A Mistake In My Chapter 13 Bankruptcy...Now What?

    Posted By admin || 6-May-2010

    There are several rules that a debtor must abide by when filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy. For example, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy debtor is prohibited from transferring property without the consent of the bankruptcy court or borrowing money without first getting permission of the bankruptcy court. But what happens when a debtor inadvertently circumvents the established rules of their Chapter 13 ...
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  • Yellow Pages Publisher Faces Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Battle

    Posted By admin || 25-Oct-2009

    According to an article in the Dallas Morning News, Idearc, Inc. bondholder (MatlinPatterson Global Opportunity Partners) is challenging the viability of the company's bankruptcy exit plan and is asking the bankruptcy court to strip control of the bankruptcy case from the publisher. The article: "Idearc's proposed bankruptcy exit plan is based on an agreement it struck with senior lenders before ...
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  • Which Type of Business Should File for Bankruptcy?

    Posted By admin || 25-Aug-2009

    Chapter 11 bankruptcy is in all of the headlines today, as companies such as GM, Chrysler and even Reader's Digest file for what is commonly know as business bankruptcy. But Chapter 11 bankruptcy isn't just for the "big boys" it can also help small and medium sized businesses reorganize their debts and protect their assets. Let's take a look at what types of businesses file for bankruptcy. A ...
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  • Debtor Forced to Pay for Pirated TV

    Posted By admin || 14-Aug-2009

    In the bankruptcy case of Figler, Bruce S.; In re (DirecTV Inc. v. Figler), the bankruptcy court ruled that the debtor could not discharge a judgment resulting from pirated cable TV. The details of the bankruptcy case: In May 2004 DirecTV won a $70,450 judgment against a debtor for stealing the company's signal. Shortly thereafter the debtor filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy relief; but the ...
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  • Bankruptcy Court Conceals Debtor's Identity Due to Medical Disclosures

    Posted By admin || 12-Aug-2009

    In the bankruptcy case of L.K.; In re, (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 2009), a debtor's request to seal her records due to sensitive medical information revealed during the proceedings was denied; but the bankruptcy court agreed to conceal her identity in court records. The details of the bankruptcy case: A Chapter 7 bankruptcy debtor asked the bankruptcy court to seal her records because an adversary ...
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  • Friends, Family, and Bankruptcy

    Posted By admin || 24-Jul-2009

    Many debtors considering bankruptcy hesitate because they have taken out loans from friends and family and don't want to "wrong" them by filing bankruptcy. Many debtors even make the mistake of hiding or secretly repaying friends and family loans while filing bankruptcy on their "other" debt. We need to talk about this very real and emotional bankruptcy issue that causes many debtors unnecessary ...
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  • Bankruptcy Debtor Squanders Lottery Winnings & Receives Discharge

    Posted By admin || 13-Mar-2009

    There was an interesting bankruptcy case in Connecticut involving a debtor who was allowed a bankruptcy discharge despite the fact that she squandered money she won in the lottery after filing for bankruptcy. Here are some details of the case: Four days after filing for Chapter 13 relief, the debtor won $100,000 through the state lottery. She revealed the winnings to the trustee shortly before the ...
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