Is 1328(i) Ultimately Terrible for Debtors?

By Ken Siomos, Staff Attorney for Marsha L. Combs-Skinner (Newman, IL)

The December 2020 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, more commonly known as the second covid-19 stimulus bill, contains a few bankruptcy related provisions, but none stood out more with respect to Chapter 13 than the newly created § 1328(i). This provision provides that a court may grant a full 1328(a) discharge to debtors in certain circumstancesi (emphasis added). Cathy Moran, Judge Lundin and Hank Hildebrand have all discussed the potentially broad implications of this subsection – theorizing they may . . .

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