Case Conclusion Date:October 1, 2012
Practice Area:Bankruptcy / Chapter 13
Outcome:Objection overruled based on controlling precedent of Friedkin v. Sternberg (In re Sternberg), 85 F.3d 1400 (9th Cir. 1996). Affirmed on appeal to Ninth Circuit BAP.
Description:Client (ex-wife) filed claim for alimony of $1,500 per month payable over 17 years. Chapter 13 debtor (ex-husband) objected, claiming alimony was disguised property settlement of $10M civil suit for intra-marital transmission of sexually transmitted disease.