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New York Changes Remedies Available for the Collection of Certain Medical Debt

The amendments to New York CPLR sections 5201(b) and 5231(b)(iv), which became effective November 23, 2022, have resulted in some wide-sweeping changes to the collection remedies available in the medical debt arena. Specifically, public healthcare facilities (i.e., hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) and healthcare providers (i.e., doctors, dentists, chiropractors, etc.) are now prohibited from: Imposing and Read More

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The automatic stay always applies if debtor is named as a defendant

The Second Circuit recently announced a bright-line rule about the triggering of protections afforded by the bankruptcy Automatic Stay, holding that as long as the debtor is named as a party in a lawsuit, such as a foreclosure, the automatic stay applies to any attempted continuation of the lawsuit, and to the enforcement of any judgment Read More

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Chapter 13 Debt Limits Increase | Bankruptcy Lawyer | Middletown NY

Effective June 21, 2022 the new total debt limit threshold for Chapter 13 eligibility is $2,750,000.00 in “non-contingent, liquidated debts” owed on the date of the bankruptcy filing. This new threshold limit does not distinguish between secured and unsecured debt, and the same limit applies to both the debt of a single individual filing a Read More

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Discharging Income Taxes and The Two-Year Rule for Late Filed Tax Returns

It is clear that a tax debt is not dischargeable in bankruptcy if a return for the year in question is not filed. See 11 USC § 523 (a)(1)(B)(i). However, The 2 Year Rule provides that taxes due based upon a late filed return (filed after its due date and any extensions) are dischargeable if Read More

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