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Anderson, et al. v. Logan

Citation: 
No. 15-1505, (4th Cir. Apr. 27, 2015)
Ruling: 
Chapter 13 plan that provided for payment of pre-petition arrears and post-petition payments for primary residence at non-default interest rate violated the non-modification provision of section 1322(b)(5). Default interest rate applied for all payments accrued and accruing after pre-petition ...
Judge(s): 
Before WILKINSON and NIEMEYER, Circuit Judges, and David C. NORTON, United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina, sitting by designation. Judge Wilkinson wrote the opinion, in which Judge Niemeyer and Judge Norton joined.
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Chagolla, et al. v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (In re Chagolla)

Citation: 
no official cite as of yet
Ruling: 
The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit reversed the bankruptcy court's denial of the Debtors' unopposed valuation motion that was filed postdischarge after the Debtors completed their plan payments. The BAP held that the motion was timely and ...
Judge(s): 
BAP Judges JURY and KURTZ and Bankruptcy Judge WASLEE (sitting by designation)
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In re Bratt

Citation: 
16b0002p.06 Nos. 15-8009/8010
Ruling: 
Trial court held that Tennessee statute governing penalties on delinquent tax debt applicable only to claims in bankruptcy cases was unconstitutional as a violation of the Supremacy Clause. Panel affirmed trial court decision on other grounds holding that statute governing ...
Judge(s): 
Delk, Opperman and Wise
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Morris, et al. v. Davis (In re Morris)

Citation: 
BAP No. SC-15-1222-FJuKi (BAP 9th Cir. Mar. 29, 2016) (unpublished)
Ruling: 
The BAP for the 9th Circuit affirmed the ruling of the bankruptcy court (S.D. Cal.) approving a settlement agreement, finding the bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion in granting the motion to settle as fair and equitable. Bankruptcy court ...
Judge(s): 
Faris, Jury, Kirscher
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Beck v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (In re Beck)

Citation: 
9th Cir. BAP No. NC-15-1095-JuKuW (March 1, 2016) (unpublished)
Ruling: 
Debtor's error identifying a second deed of trust that was intended to be stripped off in its Chapter 13 Plan could be corrected after completion of plan. The BAP vacated the bankruptcy court's denial of Debtor's Motion to Correct, ...
Judge(s): 
JURY, KURTZ, and WANSLEE, Bankruptcy Judges.
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