Critical Case Comment – And There is Also Blanco

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville)

Rule 3002.1 gives the Bankruptcy Court authority to impose sanctions, including punitive sanctions, as part of the rules-granted authority to award “other appropriate relief.” (Rodriguez) Blanco v. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC (In re Blanco), 2021 WL 4190170 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. September 14, 2021)

Case Summary

In August of 2011, Ramon and Maria Blanco filed a Chapter 13 petition to protect their home from foreclosure because their mortgage payments had fallen in arrears. The Chapter 13 plan then . . .

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