Category Archives: Case Law

Supreme Court Sets a High Bar for Drug-related Immigrant Deportations

Imagine this scenario: You’re a 19 year old college student and resident of the Denver Metro area. Your family immigrated to the U.S. several years ago, and while you are a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., you are not yet a citizen of this country. One Friday night at a house party some friends […]

Supreme Court Disallows Lien-stripping in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases

More on this later, but for now, I wanted to share the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest big bankruptcy decision, Bank of America v. Caulkett, issued by the Court today. The decision prohibits debtors from “stripping” their “wholly unsecured liens in chapter 7 bankruptcy cases – something which had been very rarely allowed by bankruptcy courts anyway, and […]

Supreme Court Allows for Debtor Refunds in Converted Cases

Picture this scenario: You’re a Colorado homeowner fighting to save your home from foreclosure, paying several hundred dollars each month to a chapter 13 trustee to get caught up on your mortgage. Through no fault of your own, you lose your job and must let go of your home. You see your bankruptcy attorney about […]

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