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Ransom v. FIA Card Services

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-907 9th Cir. Oct 4, 2010
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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

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