Blog Posts in 2011

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  • Judge Rimel Determines that No Discharge Necessary to Lienstrip in Chapter 13
    Judge Rimel Determines that No Discharge Necessary to Lienstrip in Chapter 13

    In court today, the Honorable Whitney Rimel issued a decision from the bench in the Rossner case, No. 11-16432-A-13 (E.D. Cal.) finding that a discharge is not required for lienstripping purposes. The ...

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  • Bankruptcy Attorney Marketing
    Bankruptcy Attorney Marketing

    I will be speaking at a bankruptcy marketing session for the California Bankruptcy Forum’s Consumer Program in May 2012. As part of that, I have been thinking extensively about consumer bankruptcy ...

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  • Credit Unions Poaching Depositors from Big Banks
    Credit Unions Poaching Depositors from Big Banks

    This is a really interesting article speculating that credit unions are poaching clients from big banks. Interestingly, it notes that the big banks may not be all that disappointed to be losing some ...

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  • Pay Your HOA Fees Post-Bankruptcy. . . or Else!
    Pay Your HOA Fees Post-Bankruptcy. . . or Else!

    Of the many exceptions to discharge found in 11 U.S.C. Sec. 523, subsection (a)(16) is perhaps the oddest. That section limits the dischargeability of property or home owners association (“HOA”) ...

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  • WSJ: Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Down 5% in July
    WSJ: Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Down 5% in July

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that consumer bankruptcy filings were down 5% in July from a month earlier. The commentary suggests that consumers are starting to get a handle on their household ...

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  • Dodgers File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Dodgers File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    The Los Angeles Dodgers, one of the most storied franchises in baseball, had to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. It will be interesting to see what happens now. Most of the time, these types of ...

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