Critical Case Comment – eCast Settlement Corporation v. Washburn (In re Washburn), 08-2023/08-2024 (8th Cir. August 28, 2009) (Melloy)

eCast Settlement Corporation v. Washburn (In re Washburn), 08-2023/08-2024 (8th Cir. August 28, 2009) (Melloy)

A Chapter 13 debtor with above-median income is permitted to claim a vehicle ownership expense for a vehicle that the debtor owns outright, without encumbrance.

Summary of the Case

Robert Washburn owned a motor vehicle that was not encumbered with a debt payment. He calculated his projected disposable income by deducting from his income $471 per . . .

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