United States Seventh Circuit

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In re: Ross-Tousey, 07-2503

A Chapter 7 debtor who owns his car free and clear may take the IRS Local Standard vehicle ownership expense deduction under the 11 U.S.C. section 707(b)(2)(A)(ii)(I) means test.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/17/2008
  • Published 12/17/2008


  • FLAUM, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, ROVNER, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • George Goyke (argued), Goyke, Tillisch & Higgins, Wausau, WI, for Debtors-Appellants., Tara Twomey, San Jose, CA, for National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

  • For Appellees:
  • P. Matthew Sutko (argued), Sean E. Martin, Department of Justice Executive Office for U.S. Trustees, Washington, DC, for Trustee-Appellee.