Unpublished Disposition, 884 F.2d 582 (9th Cir. 1989)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 884 F.2d 582 (9th Cir. 1989)

In re Richard W. THOMPSON, Debtor.Evelyn C. THOMPSON, Appellant,v.Richard W. THOMPSON, Appellee.

No. 88-3795.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Argued June 26, 1989.Submission deferred June 29, 1989.Resubmitted Aug. 22, 1989.Decided Aug. 25, 1989.

Before ALARCON, BRUNETTI and O'SCANNLAIN, Circuit Judges.


Evelyn Thompson appeals from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's order reversing the trial court's decision that Thompson's former husband could not avoid a lien that was granted to her to secure payment of her equity interest in the marital home. We affirm under In re Pederson, 875 F.2d 781 (9th Cir. 1989). As the lower court observed, the factual setting of Pederson is indistinguishable from the case at bar. Excluding non-avoidable mortgages, the net equity in the property is less than the homestead exemption, and under Pederson, Thompson's lien is avoidable under section 522(f) (1) of the Bankruptcy Code. We are bound by Pederson, and accordingly, the BAP decision is affirmed.



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