Rule 3002.1, Contempt and Sanctions – How a Lender Can Create a Mess

The facts in In re DeWitt, 2022 WL 4588320 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 2022), are a bit “unusual”. Debtor filed Chapter 13 to reinstate her mortgage. The mortgage was “non-escrowed” and Debtor was required to pay property taxes directly. Surprisingly, she did not pay her property taxes. The first time, the Lender paid the property taxes but decided not to pursue recovery from Debtor. The second time, Lender paid the property taxes and filed a Rule 3002.1 Notice and was reimbursed through the Trustee. The third time the Lender paid the property taxes is where . . .

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DeCarlo01
Attorney at Osipov Bigelman, PC (Southfield, MI)

Tom DeCarlo is an attorney at Osipov Bigelman, PC, in Southfield, Michigan. He has over 38 years of experience in bankruptcy, including a 17-year stint as a Staff Attorney to a Chapter 13 Standing Trustee in Detroit. He is a frequent contributor to ConsiderChapter13.org and a recurrent seminar speaker including the Annual Steven W. Rhodes Veteran’s Day Conference.

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