“The Truth, Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth”: Identifying Liars and Encouraging Truth Through Verbal Cues

By Andrea Orwoll, 2d Yr, William S. Boyd School of Law

Most of us, attorneys included, are inept lie-detectors. But this hardly differentiates us from the devices invented and used by humanity for centuries.1 Liars do not always show stereotypical signs: increased blood pressure, uncomfortable shifting, averted eyes.2 Thus, deceit researchers and psychologists have learned to temper their trust in polygraphs and functional MRIs.

Not that such machines would be useful in a meeting of creditors or in a client interview. Even for clients and creditors with . . .

It looks like you are not signed in or registered! This content is only available to members.

Or Sign In Below:

No Author Biography has been linked to this Article.

Related Articles

April 21, 2019
By Stacey A. O’Stafy, Staff Attorney, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee Faye D. English (Columbus, OH) An above median Chapter 13 debtor settles a workers’ compensation claim and wants to use the exempt settlement proceeds1 to pay off her 100% dividend plan in month 38 – can she? In this simple scenario, the answer is yes. Pursuant to 11...
Members
NBR cropped 2
May 19, 2024
Debtor Attorneys, this one is specifically for you – a very direct answer from our ethics expert on a real-world scenario regarding ghosting clients (ghosting is an adjective here, not a verb! Have a question for Ms. Ps & Qs? Click here – you may remain anonymous if you wish.
Members
December 15, 2019
By William H. Brown, Editor and Advisor, Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy Education, Inc. (d/b/a ConsiderChapter13.org) Members of the Academy and regular speakers at NACTT’s annual seminars were recently elected as Fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy, representing recognition by the College of the important contributions by those in the consumer bankruptcy system. Newly elected Fellows, who are to be...
Copy of Hildebrand-2016
January 23, 2022
Requirements and remedies in Rule 3002.1 apply to reverse mortgages as well as conventional mortgages; while discharge of Chapter 13 plan does not discharge a mortgage obligation treated pursuant to § 1325(b)(5), the court may prohibit prospective use of a nondisclosed obligation as grounds for a default. (Waites) In re Legare-Doctor, 2021 WL 5712149 (Bankr. D. S.C. Dec. 1, 2021)...
Members
Copy of Hildebrand-2016
December 11, 2022
A Chapter 13 plan can be confirmed to pay a 100% dividend to unsecured creditors while maintaining payments to a student loan creditor as a long-term debt (which will not satisfy the student loan in the commitment period) without committing all available disposable income. (Mullin) In re Victoria Florita Durand-Day, 2022 WL 14938726 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. October 26, 2022) Case...
Members
May 31, 2020
By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired) Only bankruptcy court issuing discharge order can enforce injunction. The Fifth Circuit held that only the bankruptcy court issuing a discharge order has authority to enforce the discharge injunction. The opinion reviews pre-2005 Code provisions and current 28 U.S.C. § 1963, citing other Circuits that “have insisted on a return to the bankruptcy...
Members
DeCarlo01
October 2, 2022
So, what happens to post-petition appreciation of assets during a Chapter 13? Does the Debtor get to keep the money? Or does the Chapter 13 Trustee get it for the benefit of creditors? That was the question for the Court in In re Klein, 2022 WL 3902822 (Bankr. D. Colo. 2022). The question in Klein is a bit different than...
Members
KIMBALL
October 8, 2023
“In most cases, debtor’s counsel addresses only the argument that the debtor’s personal or financial affairs have substantially changed since dismissal of the preceding case.”
Members
Danielle headshot (2)
December 3, 2023
Attorney Gueck-Townsend provides readers with a primer on evidence needed to prove losses.
Members
September 12, 2021
By Lawrence R. Ahern III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN) Introduction In re Taggart In 2019, the Supreme Court in In re Taggart1 ruled that the acts alleged in that case to be in violation of a discharge injunction did not empower the bankruptcy court to find the creditor in contempt. In so holding, the Court ostensibly attempted to strike...
Members

Looking to Become a Member?

ConsiderChapter13.org offers a forum to advance continuing education of consumer bankruptcy via access to insightful articles, informative webinars, and the latest industry news. Join now to benefit from expert resources and stay informed.

Webinars

These informative sessions are led by industry experts and cover a range of consumer bankruptcy topics.

Member Articles

Written by industry experts, these articles provide in-depth analysis and practical guidance on consumer bankruptcy topics.

Industry News

The Academy is the go-to source for the latest news and analysis in the Chapter 13 bankruptcy industry.

To get started, please let us know which of these best fits your current position: