Bankruptcy Courts Grapple with the “COVID-19 Discharge”

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)

Introduction

Analyzing the new "COVID-19 discharge" provision added to Chapter 131 by Congress on December 27 as part of the coronavirus emergency response legislation, the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California decided in In re Ritter2 that, in order to receive such a discharge, debtors must still comply with the other provisions of subsections 1328 (a . . .

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