Critical Case Comment – American Express Bank v. Smith (In re Smith), Slip Op. No. WW-08-1311-MoJuH (B.A.P. 9th Cir. October 5, 2009) (Montali) Yarnell v. Martinez (In re Martinez),

American Express Bank v. Smith (In re Smith), Slip Op. No. WW-08-1311-MoJuH (B.A.P. 9th Cir. October 5, 2009) (Montali)

Yarnell v. Martinez (In re Martinez), Slip Op. No. NV-08-1332-MoJuH (B.A.P. 9th Cir. October 5, 2009) (Montali)

An above-median income Chapter 13 debtor may not deduct payments for collateral being surrendered or valued at zero in calculating projected disposable income.

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