From the Editor’s Desk – Conversion and Dismissal

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Debtor’s lack of good faith in filing petition and plan required conversion. The debtor, an attorney, filed Chapter 13 after the state court had entered judgment in favor of a former client and while that judgment was pending on appeal. After the filing, the debtor was charged with soliciting the murder of the plaintiff/former client and was awaiting trial. Multiple plans had been filed, each objected to by the trustee and former client. Finding that the debtor had failed to accurately disclose assets and liabilities, and under . . .

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