Craig W. Andresen is a consumer bankruptcy lawyer in Bloomington, Minnesota, with 22 years’ experience in consumer and small business bankruptcy cases. He is the Minnesota chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section. Mr. Andresen lectures often on the topic of consumer bankruptcy at local and national legal seminars.

 

Author: Craig Andresen, Minneapolis, MN, Bankruptcy Attorney

09 Jan Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1: An Unlikely New Weapon Against Debtors

It has been five years since Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court enacted Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1.  Hailed as a victory for homeowners against greedy mortgage banks, the rule was designed to force banks to certify to the court that the homeowner was current in payments...

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06 Feb Unsettled Question: Another Court Rules That Bankruptcy Client Worksheets Are Privileged

An unsettled, and even unsettling, question for bankruptcy lawyers and debtors alike is whether client worksheets can be examined by the other side in a contested bankruptcy court hearing.  Does the attorney-client privilege protect such documents from being seen by hostile creditor attorneys? A bankruptcy lawyer...

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31 Jan Chapter 13 Debtor’s Lawsuit Tossed Out for Failure to List It in Bankruptcy Documents

The doctrine of judicial estoppel reared its ugly head again, preventing a chapter 13 debtor from suing his former employer for racial discrimination.  The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, ruled that a chapter 13 debtor should have amended his bankruptcy documents to list the...

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19 Jun Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Cases

The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called "chapter 20"), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior mortgage. Wells Fargo Bank v. Scantling, No....

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