Bankruptcy Appellate Panel

Hollingsworth v. Kaler (In re Hollingsworth)

Pro se appellant bankruptcy debtor asserted that appellee trustee improperly paid the claims of a creditor which were not timely filed. The debtor appealed the order of the bankruptcy court that approved the trustee's final report which provided for payment of the late claims.
Ruling: 
Creditor who filed proof of claim eight months late was entitled to payment since debtor did not timely object and sufficient funds remained to make payment.
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Martens v. Countrywide Home Loans (In re Martens)

Husband and wife debtors filed for relief under chapter 7. The bankruptcy court granted appellant creditor's motion for relief from the automatic stay with respect to the debtors'real property. Appellant wife (debtor) filed a pro se appeal of that decision; the husband did not join the appeal.
Ruling: 
Order granting relief from automatic stay was affirmed where the debtor admitted to making no mortgage payments for several months and to having no equity in the property.
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