Ransom v. FIA Card Services
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Oct 4, 2010
|Jan 11, 2011||8-1||Kagan||OT 2010|
Holding: A debtor in bankruptcy who does not make loan or lease payments may not take the deduction that is otherwise available for ownership of an auto.
Plain English Holding: A debtor in bankruptcy who does not make loan or lease payments may not take the deduction that is otherwise available for ownership of an auto.
Judgment: Affirmed, on January 11, 2011. Justice Kagan authored the opinion, her first on the Court, with Justice Scalia dissenting, for an 8-1 vote
- January at the Court: In Plain English
- Opinion analysis: Car ownership deduction limited to debtors making car payments
- Court: Medical residents not students
- Argument recap: Can debtor claim car ownership allowance of paid-off vehicle?
- Argument preview: Court to weigh in on how to calculate â€œprojected disposable incomeâ€ during bankruptcy
Briefs and Documents
- Brief for Petitioner Jason M. Ransom
- Brief for Respondent MBNA, American Bank
- Reply Brief for Petitioner Jason M. Ransom
- Brief for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys in Support of Petitioner Urging Reversal
- Brief for the United States in Support of Respondent
- Brief for G. Eric Brunstad, Jr. in Support of Respondent
- Opinion below (9th Circuit)
- Petition for certiorari (unavailable)
- Brief in opposition (unavailable)