Discharge/Dischargeability

2022 Views from the Bench: Great Debates

Two pairs of judges square off to consider (1) whether bankruptcies can be properly filed when a debtor faces a deluge of potential tort claims and (2) whether bankruptcy courts can support plans regarding certain special fee and financing arrangements for debtors.

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Consumer: Nondischargeability Litigation

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Post-Petition Issues in Consumer Cases: Life Goes On

Debtors’ lives don’t stop once a chapter 13 is filed. Jobs could be changed or lost, property can be sold and inherited, and debtors can become injured and can sue. Debtor's counsel has to know how to “roll with the punches” and still achieve the best outcome for their client. This panel will discuss the impact of foreseen and unforeseen events in a chapter 13 case. Who gets the benefit of equity in a debtor’s home if it is sold and has appreciated since filing? What if the case converts to chapter 7? What assets are included in the chapter 7 estate upon conversion?

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Student Loans

Student Debt/Student Loans

The steep rise in student loan debt is one of the most pressing issues our country faces as it strives to create a more just and equitable society. Getting a college degree has become steadily more expensive, and graduates are often left with overwhelming debt burdens that sometimes take decades to repay. Coupled with the nondischargeability of student debt under the Bankruptcy Code, the “student debt problem” has become one of the most pressing issues of our time.

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Defending a 523/727 Action

Bankruptcy discharges go to “honest but unfortunate debtors,” but creditors (because they want their money!) don’t always give up their quests to extract money, even after a bankruptcy case concludes. These useful case examples will guide practitioners through a survey of the most common quarrels over discharges and exceptions.

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Trending Bankruptcy Issues

For many distressed businesses, factoring loans — where third-party companies provide advances on invoices due — can be lifelines. This session will discuss this trending topic, as well as the dischargeability of nonpriority taxes for late-filed tax returns, and cryptocurrency.

$125.00
$125.00

Trending Bankruptcy Issues

For many distressed businesses, factoring loans — where third-party companies provide advances on invoices due — can be lifelines. This session will discuss this trending topic, as well as the dischargeability of nonpriority taxes for late-filed tax returns, and cryptocurrency.

$125.00
$125.00

The Legislative Landscape for Consumer Bankruptcy: Chapter 10, Student Loans and Beyond

To ease the financial fallout from the pandemic, there could be increased congressional interest in consumer bankruptcy reform. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Jerrold Nadler already have proposed a complete overhaul of the consumer bankruptcy system and a new chapter 10 for all individual debtors. Several pending legislative proposals would make it easier to discharge student loans in bankruptcy. Profs. Robert Lawless and Adam Levitin will explain these proposals, the motivating factors behind them, and what else might be coming in the consumer bankruptcy world.

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