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Distad v. United States (In re Distad)

Plaintiff debtor, appearing pro se, brought claims against defendant United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) alleging that its efforts to collect his 1992 income tax liability, which was discharged in bankruptcy, constituted a violation of his bankruptcy discharge injunction under 11 U.S.C.S. § 524(a). The court considered what remedies were available to the taxpayer.
Ruling: 
Post-Young efforts by IRS to collect taxes owed outside of revised look-back period violated stay.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 08,2008, LexisNexis #0808-135

In re Austin

The debtors in a chapter 13 bankruptcy case objected to the proof of claim filed by a creditor on the ground that it included the amount of negative equity financed during their purchase and financing of a van through the creditor.
Ruling: 
"910" vehicle loan protected from bifurcation as inclusion of negative equity did not defeat purchase money status.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 12,2008, LexisNexis #0308-094