Bankruptcy practitioners need to know about recent changes in Kentucky law affecting: (1) a creditor’s right to prejudgment interest; and (2) the statutory rate of postjudgment interest.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a creditor does not violate the FDCPA by filing a proof of claim for a debt that is past the statute of limitations. What do practitioners in Kentucky need to know about statutes of limitations on credit card debts before filing or objecting to claims?
The deadline for comments to proposed KYEB Local Rules and Forms is July 15. The ABI Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar is offering discounted rates to consumer attorneys. And the ABI Consumer Commission wants input from practitioners. Read on for more details on these topics.
Lawyer suicide. We talk about the collegial atmosphere in the bankruptcy legal profession, but that doesn’t prevent an attorney from taking his or her own life. Read on about the upcoming 6/27/17 ABA event #LawyerSuicideAwareness, and important ABA and KBA resources for attorneys and staff. Please don’t skip this important post.
UPDATE: Kentucky CLE has been approved. Here is a link to the information on the KBA’s website where you can get the sponsor name and activity code.
You can download the certificate of attendance form here.
Significant changes in the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure become effective on December 1, 2017. For example:
Secured creditors will be required to file claims by the bar date.
The bar date for most claims (secured and unsecured) will be 70 days after the petition date.
The plan will need to be served like a complaint in an adversary proceeding if the plan values collateral or avoids liens.
The chapter 13 plan will change.
Read on, and learn about the July 15 deadline for commenting on the proposed local chapter 13 plan and other local rules and forms.