8th Circuit: Debtors May Not Claim Exemption For Claim Related To Personal Injury

ST. LOUIS - A panel of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 12 affirmed a bankruptcy court's decision and said that based on precedent, a debtor couple could not claim an exemption for an unliquidated personal injury claim (Abdullah Abdul Rahim, et al. v. John V. LaBarge Jr. $(In Re: Abdullah Abdul Rahim, et al.$), No. 12-3448, Chapter 13, 8th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 14103).

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