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Bankr. E.D.N.C.: In re Bradshaw- 11 U.S.C. § 1322(b)(2) Anti-modification inapplicable if Mortgage Takes Escrow Account as Collateral


The Debtors principal residence was found to be worth $136,000 with a first mortgage of $116,254.11 held by PNC and a second mortgage, held by Asset Ventures, LLC, in the amount of $27,000. This second mortgage additionally took as collateral the Debtors’ escrow account.

Following In re Bradsher, 427 B.R. 386, 388 (Bankr. M.D.N.C. 2010), the court held that as an escrow account is additional personal property, the anti-modification provisions of 11 U.S.C. § 1322(b)(2) did not apply and allowed the bifurcation of Asset Ventures’ claim, with $19,745.89 secured and unsecured in the amount of $7,254.11.

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Bankr. E.D.N.C.: In re Silverdeer, L.L.C.- Validity of Judgment Lien against Personal Property


The Debtor was filed in an involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which was eventually dismissed.  The bankruptcy court, later affirmed by the district court, awarded the Debtor $24,678.41 in attorneys’ fees and costs.

After the award was affirmed, however, BB&T a creditor, asserted that as a judgment creditor it was entitled to the money.  The bankruptcy court found to the contrary, holding that while a “judgment creditor acquires a lien on the judgment debtor’s real estate by docketing. But he acquires no lien on the personalty until there has been a valid levy.” Community Credit Co. Of Lenoir v. Norwood, 257 N.C.… Read More

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