A recent 2nd Circuit Court opinion on a New York Bankruptcy case allowed a debtor to claim a bankruptcy exemption on a home 19 years after the case was filed.
In re Muscato, 98-14386 (Bankr. W.D.N.Y. March 22, 2018)
The court looked to a Supreme court case — Law v. Siegel, 134 S. Ct. 1188, 188 L. Ed. 2d 146, 82 U.S.L.W. 4140 (2014)
When the court’s sense of equity collides with a statute, it ruled that the statute prevails when it comes to allowing exemptions.