Suelflow v. Ambank (In re Suelflow)

Ruling: 
Debtor could claim new higher homestead exemption in order to avoid lien filed prior to increase in amount of exemption by state.
Procedural posture: 
Plaintiff bankruptcy debtor brought an adversary proceeding against defendant judgment creditor alleging that the creditor's judicial lien constituted a preferential transfer, and seeking under 11 U.S.C.S. § 522(f) to avoid the lien which impaired the debtor's homestead exemption. The debtor moved for summary judgment.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2008, LexisNexis #0209-009