(6th Cir. July 14, 2017)

The Sixth Circuit affirms the bankruptcy court’s order granting the debtors’ motion to compel the Chapter 7 trustee to abandon their residential real property. The trustee sought to evict the debtors in order to sell the property and pay creditors. The trustee argued that because he tendered the homestead exemption payment to the debtors, eviction should be permitted. The debtors argued and presented evidence to establish that there was no equity for the estate considering the condition of the property. Opinion below.

Judge: Gilman

Attorneys for Debtors: William Thomas Bible, Jr., William P. Glascock, Jr.

Attorneys for Trustee: Richard Palmer Jahn, Jr., Nancy A. Cogar

2017-07-14 – in re burke