Stapleton v. Weiderhold (In re Weiderhold)

Ruling: 
Debtors could include ownership expenses on unencumbered vehicles on Form B22A.
Procedural posture: 
The United States trustee moved to dismiss the debtors' chapter 7 case for abuse under 11 U.S.C.S. § 707(b)(1), because the debtors claimed vehicle ownership expenses on their unencumbered vehicles on their Official Bankr. Form B22A, and the debtors thus failed the means test for a chapter 7 filing. The issue turned on the meaning of the term "applicable" with respect to the ownership expenses.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 11,2008, LexisNexis #0308-084