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Bankruptcy – La. exemption law can apply to W.Va. property (access required)

Debtors who moved from Louisiana to West Virginia could apply Louisiana bankruptcy exemptions to property located in West Virginia, because federal law allowed the debtors to choose a state exemption scheme, and Louisiana law is not limited to in-state property. Background This appeal arises from Keith and Phyllis Ash’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding. The Ashes had recently ...

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