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CASE ENTRY

In re: Steenes

Thanks to a quirky interaction among the bankruptcy code, the N.D. Illinois’ bankruptcy practice, and Chicago parking ordinances, Chapter 13 debtors rack up thousands in parking fines with no way for the city to collect. Seventh Circuit: “Immunity from traffic laws for the duration of a Chapter 13 plan does not seem to us an outcome plausibly attributed to the Bankruptcy Code.”


Tags: 2019, Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Seventh Circuit

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