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2015 Supreme Court Bankruptcy Cases | Baker Botts, LLP v. ASARCO, LCC | Part 6 of 6

Baker Botts, LLP v. ASARCO, LCC This is a Chapter 11 case that involves attorney fees.  Towards the end of the Chapter 11 case, the Debtor’s attorney filed a fee application.  However, the Debtor objected to the fees.  The court granted the fee application and also awarded the attorney’s an additional $5 million for defending…

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2015 Supreme Court Bankruptcy Cases | Harris v. Veigelahn | Part 4 of 6

Harris v. Veigelahn Harris v. Veigelahn is another bankruptcy decision made by the United States Supreme Court this year.  The case is about a Debtor who converted their case to Chapter 7 from Chapter 13.  The main issue in this case is whether the Chapter 13 Trustee is required to return undistributed funds collected from…

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2015 Supreme Court Bankruptcy Cases | Bullard v. Hyde Park Savings Bank | Part 3 of 6

Bullard v. Hyde Park Savings Bank The case Bullard v. Hyde Park Savings Bank is about a debtor who submitted a proposed Chapter 13 repayment plan to the bankruptcy court.  The debtor’s mortgage company objected to the proposed plan.  Thereafter, the court sustained/agreed to the objection and denied confirmation of the debtor’s proposed plan.  During…

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2015 Supreme Court Bankruptcy Cases | Part 1 of 6

2015 Bankruptcy Decisions 2015 was a busy year for the United States Supreme Court.  Among other decisions, the Court ruled that states may still use drugs to carry out death sentences, that the Constitution guarantees a right to same sex marriages, and that President Obama’s health care law may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help…

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The Types of Cases a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You With

As a personal injury attorney office, we cover everything from a medical malpractice case or a car accident case to an injury sustained by a dog bite. It is your legal right to obtain compensation when you are wrongly injured by an act of negligence on another’s person’s part. The most attractive option is to…

201507.07
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Discharging Taxes and the Two Year Rule explained

Taxes in Bankruptcy and the Two Year Rule There is a common misconception that taxes cannot be discharged in bankruptcy.  However, if you owe taxes and plan on filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you should ask at least three questions with regards to your tax debt.  Depending on the answers to the questions, the tax…

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Here are Some of the Common Injuries We See as a Car Accident Lawyer

As a car accident lawyer, we help those who have been injured in a car crash.  While things like seatbelts and airbags have decreased the number of fatalities, there are still more than 3 million Americans that sustain injuries on an annual basis according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Adults and children…

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Terms You Can Expect to Hear When Working With a Litigation Lawyer

As a litigation lawyer, we help people that need assistance in court. There are many different types of attorneys and something to keep in mind is that only a portion of them will represent clients in court.  The rest will handle legal proceeding like contracts, negotiations, or represent people going through mediation or arbitration.  When…