By Debbie Langehennig, Chapter 13 Trustee (Austin, TX)
Although consumer cases and business cases are distinctly different in character and scope, both types of case progress against the backdrop of the policies and procedure of the same statutory scheme. Particularly in cases of first impression, or following a Supreme Court or circuit court decision construing similar language, a bankruptcy judge may choose to apply the holding of a consumer case to cases under Chapter 11 or may choose to apply the holding of a commercial case in the consumer context. Bankruptcy practitioners should devote particular attention to those . . .
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