/s/, A Signature; Not a Sword

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Get Ready for Taxes: Donations May Cut Tax Bills

The IRS reminds taxpayers looking to maximize their tax savings before the end of the year to consider charitable giving. Giving money or goods to a tax-exempt charity before Dec. 31 can usually be deducted on that year’s federal income tax return. Taxpayers are urged to consider the following before donating:

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Unresolved Issues

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Slavery and Bankruptcy in America

By Professor Rafael I. Pardo, Robert T. Thompson Professor of Law, Emory Law (Atlanta, GA)

Summary/Commentary

By Phil Lamos, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee Lauren A. Helbling (Cleveland, OH)

Slavery and Bankruptcy in America – Summary

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December 1, 2017 Rules Changes – Summary

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New National and Local Plans: Common Elements and Related Issues

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A Fond Farewell

Kelley Skehen has served as the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the District of New Mexico in Albuquerque since 1998. Kelley will be retiring as of December 1st and handing over the reins of her respected trusteeship to Tiffany Cornejo, former Senior Staff Attorney to Trustee Russell Simon.

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Critical Case Comment

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Meet the New Trustee

Melissa J. Davey was appointed a Chapter 13 Trustee in the Northern District of Georgia for the Atlanta and Newnan divisions effective October 1, 2017. Her office administers approximately 9,000 Chapter 13 cases assigned to Judge W. Homer Drake, Judge Paul M. Baisier and Judge Lisa Ritchey Craig.

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Judicial Estoppel - The Eleventh Circuit Reexamines the Standard for its Application in Bankruptcy Cases

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