No. 15-1800.

846 F.3d 88 (2017)

IN RE: Gregory BIRMINGHAM, Debtor. Gregory Birmingham, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. PNC Bank, N.A., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided: January 18, 2017.

Amended: January 20, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ARGUED: John Douglas Burns , The Burns Law Firm, LLC, Greenbelt, Maryland, for Appellant. Daniel J. Tobin , Ballard Spahr LLP, Washington, D.C., for Appellee. ON BRIEF: Bryan J. Harrison , Matthew G. Summers , Ballard Spahr LLP, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellee.

Affirmed by published opinion. Judge Lee wrote the opinion, in which Judge Harris and Judge Thacker joined.

The anti-modification clause in 11 U.S.C. § 1322(b)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code protects a mortgagee from having its claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceeding modified, if the mortgage is secured "only by a security interest in real property that is the debtor's principal residence." 11 U.S.C. § 1322(b)(2). The issue...

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