(Sixth Circuit Jan. 5, 2018)
The Sixth Circuit affirms the bankruptcy court’s dismissal of the debtor’s Chapter 13 case. The debtor’s plan provided that he would surrender his property to the bank and make deficiency payments. However, the debtor failed to comply with these terms and instead challenged the bank’s foreclosure case in state court. The bankruptcy court dismissed the case for failure to comply with the terms of the plan. The Sixth Circuit summarily rejects numerous arguments from the debtor, including arguments based on subject-matter jurisdiction, due process, and validity of the mortgage. Opinion below.
Attorney for Debtor: Alaina Zanke-Jodway
Attorney for Bank: Elizabeth Abood-Carroll
Author: Matt Lindblom