United States Fourth Circuit

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Lynch v. Gabriel Jackson, 16-1358

In an action arising out of a petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief, the bankruptcy court's denial of the Bankruptcy Administrator’s motion to dismiss the case as an abuse because the debtors used the National and Local Standard amounts for certain categories of expenses rather than the actual amount of their expenses, which were less than the standardized amounts, is affirmed where 11 U.S.C. section 707(b)(2) permits a debtor to take the full National and Local Standard amounts for a category of expenses if they incur an expense in that category.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2017/01/04




  • United States Fourth Circuit