4th Circuit

Fourth Circuit Says Chapter 13 Can’t Reinstate Non-Default Rate on Home Mortgage

Bar to modification of a home mortgage trumps ability to cure in chapter 13.
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Romance Can Lead to Marriage, but Not to a Nondischargeable Debt

Infatuation negates reliance in alleged fraud between lovers.

Fourth Circuit Fixes One Issue of Tax Lien Subordination under BAPCPA

Fourth Circuit cleans up one mess Congress made with BAPCPA.
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Judge Closes Loophole to Prevent Discharging Pre-Conversion Condo Charges

Debtors once again stuck paying post-filing condo charges on abandoned home.

Courts Spilt on Offsetting Government’s Non-Tax Claim Against a Tax Refund

Automatic stay bars collecting a debt by offsetting a tax refund.

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