From GG: Great case on discharge of student loans in BK–court discharges all interest

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http://www.ncbrc.org/blog/2019/05/03/accrued-interest-on-student-loan-discharged-as-undue-hardship/#more-6196

Accrued Interest on Student Loan Discharged as Undue Hardship

Posted by NCBRC – May 3, 2019

A Kansas bankruptcy court did not err in granting the debtor a discharge of the accrued interest on her student loans where she met the Tenth Circuit’s flexible version of the Brunner test, and the court has equitable power to grant less than a complete discharge. ECMC v. Metz, No. 18-1281 (May 2, 2019).

The debtor, age 59, was never in default on her student loans. Though she was continuously employed over the repayment period, the amount she owed grew over time from the original loan amount of $16,613.73, to $67,277.88. Beginning in 2001, she filed three chapter 13 bankruptcies and made all payments under her plans, receiving a discharge in the first two. In the third and current bankruptcy the debtor sought to discharge her consolidated student loan. The bankruptcy court…

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From FB: Mentally ill woman gives birth alone in isolated jail cell despite cries for help

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Stuff you cannot just make up.

Now the inmate is said to be mentally ill, but she managed a delivery alone and she and baby survived. Seems to me the jail staff are the mentally ill ones. No concept of reality for sure there.

A jailed and pregnant mentally ill woman was forced to deliver her child alone in an “isolation cell” last month as corrections officers ignored her cries for help, Broward County’s public defender charged on Friday.

In a letter to Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony, Public Defender Howard Finkelstein wrote that North Broward Bureau jail inmate Tammy Jackson began complaining to staffers of contractions at 3:16 a.m. on April 10. By 10 a.m., he said she was lying in her cell by herself holding her newborn daughter.

“She was forced to deliver her baby alone,” Finkelstein wrote in a two-page letter that also demanded a review of detention policies.

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From FB: Stunning Ill. Appellate court decision kicks out thousands of pro se executors from Illinois court rooms–and may invalidate hundreds of estates now pending

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In re Carol Matteson

Two years ago Carol Matteson died intestate leaving a couple of trailers worth $40k each and numerous small bank accounts and a pension fund.  Her son Danny Houlihan went to open his mother’s estate because his sister had gained control over the trailers and emptied out the bank accounts–for herself.

Son Danny is elderly, indigent and disabled.  He could not find or afford an attorney to handle his mother’s estate.  So he filed to open up an estate before Judge Malone who told him to get an attorney several times, but no attorney would touch the estate because it was under a $100k and the legal fees to recover small amounts of money stolen would exceed the amounts recovered.

Only Justice Hyman showed any real sense in all of this and wrote a stinging dissent that closing the door to the courthouse for perhaps several thousand…

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