DEBT

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Overview

Bankruptcy law provides for the reduction or elimination of certain debts, and can provide a timeline for the repayment of nondischargeable debts over time. It also permits individuals and organizations to repay secured debt--typically debt...

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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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The Fourteenth Amendment contains a number of important concepts, most famously state action, privileges & immunities, citizenship, due process, and equal protection—all of which are contained in Section One. However, the Fourteenth...

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In 2014 Respondent, Aleida Johnson, filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama. See Johnson v. Midland Funding, 823 F.3d 1334, 1335 (2016). Petitioner, Midland...