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  • Denial of Confirmation

‘Cause Baby It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over — Lenny Kravitz

Written by: Robert DeMarco Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court ruled that an order denying confirmation of a chapter 13 plan of reorganization was not immediately appealable. Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank, No. 14-116, 2015 WL 1959040 (U.S....
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Case History: In re Frost

Written by: Robert DeMarco Back around January 6, 2015, I appeared in Bankruptcy Court representing a chapter 7 trustee to argue that monies withdrawn from an Individual Retirement Account during the pendency of the case became property of the bankruptcy...
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Community Property | Bankruptcy | Non-filing Spouse

Written by: Robert DeMarco A recent Fifth Circuit opinion recently made it clear how important it is to understand the role community property plays in a bankruptcy setting. In Buescher v. First United Bank and Trust (In re Buescher) the...
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  • College degree and broke

Student Loans and The Price of a College Education

Written by: Robert DeMarco There has been a great deal of discussion lately regarding the mounting student loan debt in this country. It has risen to obscene levels – something akin to a rising death spiral. How the $1.2 Trillion...
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Bowie Cuts to the Heart of Artificial Impairment

Written by: Robert DeMarco The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently clarified its position on class treatment in a single asset real estate bankruptcy case [In re Village at Camp Bowie I, L.P., 710 F.3d 239 (5th Cir. 2013)]. Village...
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