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In re Davis

Ruling: 
Debtor not precluded from filing amended exemption claim absent final order on any exemption for the same asset.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 16,2015, LexisNexis #0415-033

In re Allen

After the initial objection deadline, chapter 7 debtor sought to amend their schedule of exempt property to delete the homestead and to add personal property claimed exempt under Fla. Stat. Ann. § 222.25(4). The trustee objected to the amended claimed exemptions.
Ruling: 
Debtors could amend schedules to delete homestead exemption in favor of wild card exemption after running of deadline for objections.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 21,2011, LexisNexis #0811-035

In re Agee

A chapter 7 trustee objected to a debtor's second amended claim for property exemptions under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1009 on the ground that the debtor's failure to disclose a personal injury cause of action that he sought to exempt under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1C-1601(a)(8) involved bad faith and on the ground that allowance of the amended claim would prejudice creditors.
Ruling: 
Debtor's amended claim for property exemption disallowed to the extent including previously undisclosed personal injury cause of action.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 02,2011, LexisNexis #0311-035

In re Meyers

Bankruptcy debtors amended their schedules to include an income tax refund after the bankruptcy trustee intercepted and disclosed the refund. The debtors claimed an exemption in the refund and the trustee objected to the exemption based on the debtors' alleged bad faith.
Ruling: 
Objection to late disclosure of and exemption in tax refund overruled where initial failure to disclose and exempt was involuntary and not in bad faith.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 08,2010, LexisNexis #0910-137

In re Schellenberg

Before the court was the Chapter 7 Trustee's Objection to Debtors' Amended Schedule C Property Claimed as Exempt and debtor's Response.
Ruling: 
Debtors could not switch from state to federal exemptions upon conversion from chapter 13 to chapter 7.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 07,2010, LexisNexis #0710-099

In re McComber

A chapter 7 debtor sought to amend his schedules to add a Massachusetts homestead exemption, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 188, § 1. The trustee objected, arguing that the amendment should be denied because it was sought in bad faith and, if it was allowed, it should not be interpreted to include a contiguous parcel of land not mentioned in the declaration of homestead.
Ruling: 
Debtor could amend schedule to claim homestead exemption.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 12,2010, LexisNexis #0210-102

In re IFC Credit Corp.

A creditor moved to dismiss the bankruptcy case of a chapter 7 debtor on the grounds that the proceeding was null because it was filed pro se on behalf of a corporation. The debtor and certain other creditors opposed the motion to dismiss.
Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss case filed pro se on behalf of corporation denied where properly amended with signature of attorney.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 16,2009, LexisNexis #0110-129

In re Gravermann

The chapter 7 debtors filed an amended Schedule C claiming an exemption in the proceeds of a lawsuit settlement under 735 ILCS 5/12-1001(h)(4) as a payment on account of personal bodily injury. The trustee objected.
Ruling: 
Amendment of schedules to claim exemption in personal injury case proceeds more than three years after petition date denied.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2009, LexisNexis #0110-137

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