Ransom v. FIA Card Servs., 2011 U.S. LEXIS 608 (Jan. 11, 2011)

Ransom v. FIA Card Servs., 2011 U.S. LEXIS 608 (Jan. 11, 2011)

LexisNexis Overview: Bankruptcy debtor improperly claimed a vehicle ownership expense in calculating disposable income to pay to creditors under 11 U.S.C.S. § 707(b), since the debtor could only deduct the expense if it was applicable to the debtor's financial circumstances, and the debtor made no loan or lease payment on the vehicle to render the expense applicable.

Judges: KAGAN, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and KENNEDY, THOMAS, GINSBURG, BREYER, ALITO, and SOTOMAYOR, JJ., joined. SCALIA, J., filed a dissenting opinion.

OPINION BY: KAGAN

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Stephen Sather: Supreme Court Rules That Debtor Must Have Loan or Lease Payment for Means Test Deduction (A Texas Bankruptcy Lawyer's Blog)