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SSA Setoff of Prepetition Benefits Upheld

George Basharis, JD | 4 Sep 2018 | Court Decisions

A bankruptcy court correctly calculated the amount of an overpayment the Social Security Administration could recover from…

Use of Strong-Arm Power Not Barred by Rooker-Feldman Doctrine

George Basharis, JD | 17 Aug 2018 | Court Decisions

The Rooker-Feldman doctrine did not prevent a bankruptcy court from considering whether a Chapter 13 debtor could use the B…

Check Cleared for Payment Post-Petition Avoidable

George Basharis, JD | 14 Aug 2018 | Court Decisions

A check issued by a debtor pre-petition that cleared the debtor’s bank for payment days after the debtor’s bankruptcy case…

Bankruptcy Chat: Amendments proposed for Rule 2004

George Basharis, JD | 9 May 2018 | Court Decisions, Spotlight

The Advisory Committee on Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure is considering the adoption of amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 2004 t…

Section 109(e) Debt Limits Not Jurisdictional

George Basharis, JD | 13 Apr 2018 | Court Decisions

The debt limits of Sec. 109(e) govern the eligibility of an individual to file under chapter 13, and although a petition fi…