Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit.
No. 2:15-cv-11017—Denise Page Hood, Chief District Judge.
United States Bankruptcy Court for the
Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit.
No. 14-48421—Marci B. McIvor, Judge.
Decided and Filed: March 20, 2017
Before: MERRITT, KETHLEDGE, and WHITE, Circuit Judges.
MERRITT, Circuit Judge. This appeal centers upon a bankruptcy court order denying
Chapter 7 Debtor-Appellant, Susan G. Brown, an exemption under 11 U.S.C. § 522 on the basis
of the value of her state-law redemption rights in a piece of real property sold by TrusteeAppellee,
Douglas Ellmann, on behalf of Brown’s bankruptcy estate. We AFFIRM the bankruptcy court’s denial of Brown’s proposed exemption because she lacked any equity in the
property after the sale—that is, the property sold for substantially less than the value of the
secured claims on the property.