Friday, November 25, 2011

Bankruptcy Case Update

In re Reed, 2011 WL 3801859 (Bank. D.Or., Aug. 9, 2011) (Perris)

In the Ninth Circuit, when an above-median income Chapter 13 debtor has no (or negative) projected disposable income as calculated using the mechanical approach, there is no applicable commitment period for a debtor’s Chapter 13 plan, so the plan need not last five years.