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Ransom v. MBNA

Docket No.: 09-907
Certiorari Granted: 04/19/10
Argued: October 4, 2010
Decided: 01/11/11

Topics:

BAPCPA, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code, Consumer Protection, chapter 7, disparate treatment

PartyNames: Jason M. Ransom v. FIA Card Services, N.A., fka MBNA America Bank, N.A.
Petitioner: Jason M. Ransom
Respondent: FIA Card Services, N.A., fka MBNA America Bank, N.A.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 577 F.3d 1026
Supreme Court Docket

Jason M. Ransom
v.
FIA Card Services, N.A., fka MBNA America Bank, N.A.
Question Presented:

Whether, in calculating the debtor's "projected disposable income" during the plan period, the bankruptcy court may allow an ownership cost deduction for vehicles only if the debtor is actually making payments on the vehicles.

Question:

In calculating a debtor's "projected disposable income" during a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan period, can a bankruptcy court allow an ownership cost deduction for vehicles only if the debtor is actually making payments on the vehicles?

Ransom v. MBNA
ORAL ARGUMENT

10/04/10

Listen to Oral Argument in Ransom v. MBNA
Holding: affirmed
Vote: 8-1
Opinion By:
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