No More Lien Stripping in Chapter 7

Today, the Supreme Court decided the case of Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett.  The Court held, unanimously that a debtor in chapter 7 cannot void a junior mortgage lien pursuant to Section 506(d)( lien strip).   SCOTUS reinforced Dewsnup in holding that, the junior lien claims are secured by a lien and allowed under Section 502, that claim cannot be voided, however, when you add the effect of Section 1322(b)(2), the results might well be different, as they were in Nobleman ( you can strip in 13)sup ct decision no more lien strip in 7 6-1-15


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