Texas Southern District

Stern Doesn’t Limit Bankruptcy Court in Liquidating a Nondischargeable Debt

Decisions by Circuit Judge Posner and Houston’s Judge Isgur don’t line up.

Debtor May Not Benefit from His Own Fraudulent Transfer

Exemption cannot be claimed in a home recovered as a fraudulent transfer.

Accelerating Final Payoff Doesn’t Permit Modifying a Home Mortgage

Debtor’s clever strategy to prepay a mortgage didn’t invoke Section 1322(c)(2).

Frost on Homesteads in Chapter 13 Extended to Exempt IRAs in Chapter 7

Debtors must maintain exempt status of assets until chapter 7 case is closed, judge rules.

Texas Judges Disagree About Exemption for Sale Proceeds from a Homestead

Judge finds a loophole in a Fifth Circuit opinion on the homestead exemption.

Exemptions Are Not a Moving Target the Trustee Can Shoot Down at Any Time

Judge Isgur interprets Schwab v. Reilly to benefit debtors and disadvantage trustees.

United Operating Only Protects Creditors and Shareholders, Bankruptcy Judge Holds

Restriction on post-confirmation suits is further limited in the Fifth Circuit.