Compiled parts of an automobile does not constitute an automobile under Oregon chapter 7 bankruptcy exemption statute.

March 16, 2011

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163 ExemptionsParts which Chapter 7 debtor had collected from various sources, and which, while they had never been assembled, would, if assembled, comprise a working automobile, did not constitute a “vehicle,” for purposes of Oregon exemption statute; while exemption statute was to be liberally construed, liberal construction could not transform pile of parts into automobile.
In re McMillin, 441 B.R. 348 (Bankr. D. Or. 2010)

Suggested by Barbara Bozonie, West Principal Attorney-Editor