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Background

A creditor may seek to collect an outstanding debt in several ways. However, because of “abundant evidence of the use of abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices by many debt collectors,” 15 U.S.C. § 1692, in 1978, Congress...

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In June 2016, Congress enacted the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (“PROMESA”) to address the dire financial crisis in Puerto Rico. Aurelius Investment, LLC v. Puerto Rico at 842. PROMESA created the Financial Oversight...

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Prior to its bankruptcy, Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc. ("Piccadilly") operated 145 cafeterias in the southeastern United States and was one of the largest cafeteria chains in the nation. See In Re Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc., 379 B.R. 215, 217 (S.D. Fla...

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Petitioners Lynwood and Brenda Hall owned a farm in Willcox, Arizona. See Brief for Petitioners, Lynwood D. Hall and Brenda A. Hall at 2. In August 2005, the Halls filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code. See United States v. Hall...

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In October 2006, Stephanie Kay Lanning ("Lanning") filed for personal bankruptcy under Chapter 13 of the bankruptcy code. See In re Lanning, 545 F.3d 1269, 1270 (10th Cir. 2008). Jan Hamilton ("Hamilton") was appointed trustee of Lanning's estate in...

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In February of 2010, after falling $3,700 behind on his mortgage loan, Charles E. Harris III filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. See In re Harris, 757 F.3d 468, 471 (5th Cir.). His reorganization plan was confirmed in April of...

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In the late 19th century, rapid industrialization led to an alarming increase in the number of employees injured at work. Brief for Respondent at 6. Despite these injuries, common-law tort defenses often prevented injured employees...

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In the late 19th century, rapid industrialization led to an alarming increase in the number of employees injured at work. Brief for Respondent at 6. Despite these injuries, common-law tort defenses often prevented injured employees...

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Between 2003 and 2007, Husky International Electronics, Inc., a supplier of electronic device components, sold and delivered electronic device components to Chrysalis Manufacturing Corp., an electronic circuit board manufacturer controlled,...

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In July 2004, R. Scott Appling retained Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP to help him rescind the purchase of a manufacturing business. Matter of Appling, at 547–48. After a year of litigation, Appling owed Lamar over $60,000 in fees and costs for their...

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