The Misfiled Tax Lien

The debtor could discharge all her debts under Chapter 7, but there still remained a tax lien which appeared on her credit report causing her problems. We investigated the lien and found that it had been filed in DC. The debtor, however, lived in Maryland and had no property in DC. We filed in court to void the tax lien.

Result: At the first appearance in court, the bankruptcy judge indicated he agreed with us and invited us to file a summary judgment motion before discovery even took place. The tax agency saw the motion and immediately settled. The lien was voided and removed from the public record.