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Survey Article


This Article surveys opinions decided in 2017 that will impact bankruptcy law practice in the Eleventh Circuit. These decisions come from the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States District Courts, and Bankruptcy Courts. While courts in the Eleventh Circuit have addressed other important questions pertinent to bankruptcy law, this Article focuses on select decisions that the Authors believe will have the greatest impact on the readers' practices. The Article first updates cases cited in last year's annual survey. The Article continues by discussing cases involving bankruptcy courts' jurisdiction, appeals of bankruptcy court orders, abuse in Chapter 7 cases, treatment of secured claims in Chapter 13 plans, and finally, dischargeability.