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Bankruptcy – State Property Exemption – Supremacy Clause – W. Va. Law (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a decision construing W.Va. Code § 38-10-4, and holds that state property exemptions that apply only in bankruptcy actions are not rendered invalid by the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. We have before us consolidated appeals from eight bankruptcy cases filed by debtors domiciled in West Virginia. In each of the ...