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J. Dinkins G. Grange
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Bankruptcy, Probate, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation Attorney
Bankruptcy, Probate, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation Attorney

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In re: O'Steen: Debtor not denied 727 Discharge
Lafayette State Bank, Plaintiff, v. John Riley O'Steen, d/b/a Riley O'Steen Dairy, Ashley Koon O'Steen, Defendants. Case No. 3:14-bk-4766-PMG, Adv. No. 3:15-ap-393-PMG. United States Bankruptcy Court, MD Florida, Jacksonville Division. Bank seeked a judgmen...
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OBJECTION to Discharge: Who Has The Burden
A fundamental goal of the Bankruptcy Code is to provide a debtor with a
fresh start. Consequently, denial of a debtor's discharge is an
extraordinary remedy, and exceptions to discharge should be construed in
favor of the debtor and against the objecting...
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Official Bankruptcy Rule Changes Effective December 1, 2017
Rule
1001: “These rules should be construed, administered, and employed
by the court and the parties to secure the just, speedy, and
inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding. Rule
1006: requires that an individual debtor’s petition must be
a...
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Florida's Constitution Revision Commission Proposed Changes
Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission meets every 20 years
to propose changes to the state constitution.  The Commission has met and has finalized proposed
amendments. For a brief description of the 103 proposals that could appear
on the ballot in N...
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How To Pick a Bankruptcy Attorney
 I, along with all bankruptcy attorneys in Northeast Florida, receive calls on a regular basis asking what our fees are for filing bankruptcy.  I suspect these people essentially don't know what they don't know.  If the caller is planning on filing bankr...
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Debtor Wins Discharge of Student Loan Debt
Think the private loan you have for education is an educational loan?  You may want to have an attorney review it after a recent decision. Yolande E. Essangui v. SLF V-2015 Trust, et al., Adversary No.16-00201, Main case 16-12984 The issue before the Court ...
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Student Loan Debt Holders Could Be In Trouble
I recently received an email from Bobby Wilbert's Facebook account referencing private student loan debts, and how the holders of these debts could be in trouble.  Student loans have been bundled and sold.  Remember the mortgage loan crisis.  The following ...
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11th Circuit Upholds Use Of Means Test In Converted Cases from Chapter 13 To Chapter 7
The
11 th Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided Stratton C.
Pollitzer, vs. Guy G. Gebhardt, which upheld the use of the means
test in a converted case from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 under §707(b). 
Although the bankruptcy code does not state the means te...
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Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson: OK to file Proof of Claim on Time Barred Debt
Today,
May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Midland
Funding, LLC v. Johnson, 581 U.S. _ (2017). Holding :
The filing of a proof of claim that is obviously time barred is not a
false, deceptive, misleading, unfair or unconscionable
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Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson: OK to file Proof of Claim on Time Barred Debt
Today,
May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Midland
Funding, LLC v. Johnson, 581 U.S. _ (2017). Holding :
The filing of a proof of claim that is obviously time barred is not a
false, deceptive, misleading, unfair or unconscionable
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