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The following listing of cases are provided because they are relevant to chapter 13 practice and may be helpful. Do not assume that this is a complete listing of cases that are relevant to chapter 13 issues nor that the listing necessarily represents all currently decided cases. Do not rely upon case summaries. For a complete understanding, individuals need to read the actual cases. Some chapter 7 and chapter 11 cases have been included. The cases are arranged within topical headings first, in the order of mandatory authority and second, by date. For example, the cases are arranged: United States Supreme Court, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and District Court of Nebraska, and then U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska and State of Nebraska statutes for exemptions.

Whenever a public domain website reference could be found, the site was used. Otherwise, citations and/or summaries have been provided. Parallel citations may or may not be given. Citations to "Neb. Bkr. __:__" refer to the Nebraska Bankruptcy Service series of U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska opinions available at a cost through Legal Information Services, Inc. (discussed in the Links Section under Newsletters, 13 News©, August, 1995)

Consider also the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Policy Regarding Unpublished Opinions which states:

"Eighth Circuit Rule 28A(k) governs citation of unpublished opinions. While unpublished opinions are not precedent and generally should not be cited, the rule does permit counsel to cite an unpublished Eighth Circuit opinion when it has persuasive value and no other opinion from this or another Court would serve as well."

For a refresher on legal citation, see Introduction to Basic Legal Citation by Peter W. Martin (Cornell Law School) http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/citation.table.html


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