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In Re: Willett, 07-1850

In a bankruptcy case, grant of debtor's motion to avoid a lien on their residence is reversed and remanded where for the purposes of a motion to avoid a lien made pursuant to 11 U.S.C. section 522, a bankruptcy court should value a Chapter 13 debtor's interest in real property as of the date that interest becomes part of the bankruptcy estate.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/23/2008
  • Decided 09/12/2008
  • Published 09/12/2008


  • MANION, Circuit Judge., Before MANION, ROVNER, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Mark S. Samila, Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, Evansville, IN, Matthew J. McGowan (argued), Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Providence, RI, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • R. Thomas Bodkin (argued), Andrew C. Ozete, Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, Evansville, IN, for Trustee-Appellee., Andrew D. Thomas, Thomas, Dunlap & Nesmith, Evansville, IN, for Debtors-Appellees.
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