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Judge Jack B. Schmetterer

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar

In re Karissa S. Blair
August 26, 2005

03 B 43122, 03 A 04824

04 B 17486, 04 A 03646

Judge Jacqueline P. Cox

05 B 13874

In re Otha Isaac Special Note: two related, successive opinions regarding Chapter 13 plan confirmation The holder of mortgages on three separate parcels of property owned by the debtor objected to confirmation of her chapter 13 plan because it incorrectly listed the amount of the arrears, failed to provide for the payment of property taxes and insurance premiums, failed to correctly list the monthly mortgage payments coming due during the term of the plan, and failed to make provisions for a balloon payment. Aside from the debtor’s willingness to correct discrepancies in the plan, the debtor argued that her plan was feasible because the balloon payment would be satisfied when due by either refinancing the mortgage or selling the property. The plan would also provide that the automatic stay would automatically be modified if the balloon payment was not made according to these terms. The court found the debtor’s plan to be unfeasible under 11 U.S.C. § 1325(a)(6) because its success hinged upon the occurrence of a speculative and contingent event in the distant future.

03 B 15378, 04 A 01878
327 B.R. 325

Chief Judge Pamela S. Hollis

In Re: James Brown
July 8, 2005

03 B 23239

Chapter 13 debtor not required to turn over proceeds of refinance to Trustee.