From the Editor – Claims

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Claim allowed after reopening of no-asset case. The Chapter 7 case filed as no-asset was reopened after discovery of assets for distribution, and debtors objected to a claim on basis of statute of limitations. Affirming, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel held that the time to commence action on the claim had been tolled under applicable California law since the bankruptcy filing, and the entry of a discharge further tolled the applicable limitations period. The creditor was unable to file a claim in the bankruptcy until assets for potential . . .

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