Steiner v. Wilmington Savings Fund Society, No. 19-6027 (8th Cir. 2020)Annotate this Case
The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's orders dismissing debtors' individual chapter 13 cases with a bar to re-filing for 180 days. The panel held that the bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion where debtors acted in bad faith. In this case, debtors have filed eight chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions between 2010 and 2018, and the bankruptcy court found that debtors' filings were part of a long-running scheme to manipulate and abuse the Bankruptcy Code and the bankruptcy system to the extreme detriment of their creditors, particularly Wilmington Savings.