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Ransom v. MBNA Am. Bank, N.A., No. 08-15066

In an appeal from the Bankruptcy Court's refusal to approve Debtor's Chapter 13 plan, the Bankruptcy Court's order is affirmed, where an above-median income debtor seeking bankruptcy relief under Chapter 13 may not deduct from his projected disposable income a vehicle "ownership cost" for a vehicle he owns free and clear.

Read Ransom v. MBNA Am. Bank, N.A., No. 08-15066

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted June 9, 2009

Filed August 14, 2009


Opinion by Judge Trott


For Appellant:

Christopher P. Burke, Chris P. Burke & Associates, Las Vegas, NV

For Appellee:

Jeremy T. Bergstrom, Miles, Bauer, Bergstrom & Winters LLP, Henderson, NV

William Andrew McNeal, Becket & Lee LLP, Malvern, PA