(Bankr. W.D. Ky. Oct. 16, 2017)
The bankruptcy court overrules the Chapter 7 trustee’s objection to the debtor’s claimed exemption. The debtor moved to reopen her case, add a personal injury cause of action to her schedules, and claim an exemption in a portion of the recovery on the cause of action. The court holds that Law v. Siegel is applicable, and thus the court does not have authority to deny the exemption even if bad faith exists. Opinion below.
Attorney for Debtor: Darren K. Mexic
Trustee: Jerry Burns
Author: Matt Lindblom