In re: Benitez, No. 19-6030 (8th Cir. 2020)Annotate this Case
The bankruptcy appellate panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's dismissal of debtor's Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. The panel held that the bankruptcy court properly dismissed the Chapter 13 case as void because it was a violation of the automatic stay in his pending Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. In this case, by filing his Chapter 13 petition, debtor attempted to exercise control over his interest in the property, which was undisputed to be property of his Chapter 7 bankruptcy estate.