From the Editor’s Desk – Eligibility

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Mortgage servicer had standing to contest eligibility. Status as a mortgage servicer gave the servicer a pecuniary interest and standing to move to dismiss the case and present proof on eligibility. The debtor contended that the debt on his real property was disputed and unliquidated, but the court held that the debtor’s obligations were sufficiently determinable to constitute liquidated debt. The court cited In re Adams, 373 B.R. 116 (BAP 10th Cir. 2007), for the key factor in determining whether a debt is liquidated or . . .

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