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In re Rupp

Ruling: 
Judgment lien creditor's objection to debtor's state homestead exemption overruled.
Procedural posture: 
Debtor declared bankruptcy and claimed a homestead exemption under N.Y. C.P.L.R. art. 5206(a) in the entire value of a home she owned, even though she rented half the home and lived in the other half. A judgment creditor filed an objection to the debtor's claim, in an attempt to preempt a motion under 11 U.S.C.S. § 522(f) that would have avoided his judgment lien on the entire parcel.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 26,2008, LexisNexis #1108-009