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Receiving a settlement from a law suit that I have an open

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Receiving a settlement from a law suit that I have an open backrupcy on. Do I have to pay taxes on this if I receive none of the settlement and it goes to the creditors? Also at what amounts can the bankruptcy trustee hold for the creditors.

Hi JACustomer,

What was the lawsuit for? What were the damages for?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I was listed as a class member in a lawsuit against Residential Funding Corporation. Illegal, excessive interest and illegal organization. I don't know what the amount of the settlement is yet, but belive the trustee has the settlement.

That is the type of settlement that is not taxable. However, the trustee can keep the entire settlement - up to an amount that would completely pay off the creditors, plus the trustee's 10% fee.

If there is anything left after paying the creditors in full (plus trustee's fee), you will receive the balance.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Very good, thank you. That's what I was hoping for. Have a great day.
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