The Volo Project is dedicated to providing ABI Members with the most timely bankruptcy decisions from the U.S. Courts of Appeal. A team of member volunteers provide a summary of each new opinion within 24 hours of their release. Each summary includes the full text of the opinion. Members can sign up for email alerts from their circuit, or the whole country! Not a member? Try Volo free for 30 days.

11th Circuit

Green Point Credit, LLC v. McLean (In re McLean)

Citation: 
Green Point Credit, LLC v. McLean (In re McLean), Case No. 14-14002 (11th Cir. July 23, 2015).
Ruling: 
The Eleventh Circuit concluded that Green Point Credit, LLC and Green Tree Servicing, LLC (collectively, "Green Tree") violated the discharge injunction by filing a proof of claim in the debtors' chapter 13 bankruptcy case in an effort to collect a ...
Judge(s): 
Carnes, Chief Judge, and Pryor, J., and Black, Circuit Judges.
Read on...

Bank of America v. Waits (In re Waits)

Citation: 
Bank of America Bank, N.A. v. Yvonne Roberts Waits (In re Yvonne Roberts Waits), No. 14-11408 (11th Cir. July 16, 2015) (per curiam).
Ruling: 
Based on the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, 135 S. Ct. 1995 (2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court, which had affirmed the bankruptcy court's ...
Judge(s): 
Circuit Judges Tjoflat, Jordan and Black
Read on...

Valone v. Waage (In re Valone)

Citation: 
14-11457; D.C. Docket No. 2:13-cv-00171-SPC, Bkcy No. 9:12-bkc-02265-FMD
Ruling: 
The Eleventh Circuit held that the filing of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition by a Florida debtor who owns, or debtors who own, homestead property does not foreclose the availability of Florida's wildcard exemption to that debtor or those debtors. ...
Judge(s): 
Wilson, Fay, and Ripple, Circuit Judges
Read on...

Curtis, et al. v. Perkins (In re International Management Associates, LLC)

Citation: 
Curtis v. Perkins (In re International Management Associates, LLC), No. 14-13423 (11th Cir. Mar. 19, 2015)
Ruling: 
The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the Georgia District Court’s affirmance of the Bankruptcy Court’s admission of critical business summaries and its Ponzi scheme finding. With respect to the evidentiary issues, the Court clarified that the summaries were admissible under F.R.E. 1006 ...
Judge(s): 
Carnes; Hull; and Rosenbaum
Read on...

SE Property Holdings, Inc. v. Seaside Engineering & Surveying, Inc. (In re Seaside Engineering & Surveying, Inc.)

Citation: 
--- F.3d ---- (11th Cir. Mar. 12, 2015)
Ruling: 
Affirmed. Equity holder being paid in full for interest in debtor under plan cannot block plan by insisting on being equity holder in reorganized debtor. Going concern method was appropriate method for valuation of debtor and findings regarding ...
Judge(s): 
MARTIN, ANDERSON, and COTE (District Judge (S.D.N.Y) sitting by designation)
Read on...

DVI Receivables XIV, LLC v. Rosenberg (In re Rosenberg)

Citation: 
DVI Receivables XIV, LLC v. Rosenberg (In re Rosenberg), Case No. 13-14781 (11th Cir. Feb 27, 2015)
Ruling: 
Affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded. Adopting analysis and reasoning of Glannon v. Carpenter (In re Glannon), 245 B.R. 882, 894-95 (D.Kan.2000) re scope of award for attorney's fees and costs under § 303(i)(1) as encompassing all ...
Judge(s): 
Hull, Julie Carnes, and Walker (John M. Walker, 2nd Circuit sitting by designation)
Read on...

JWL Entertainment Group, Inc. v. Fisher Island Ltd. (In re Fisher Island Investments, Inc; In re Little Rest Twelve Inc.; and In re Mutual Benefits Offshore Fund, Ltd..)

Citation: 
JWL Entertainment Group, Inc. v. Fisher Island Ltd. (In re Fisher Island Investments, Inc; In re Little Rest Twelve Inc.; and In re Mutual Benefits Offshore Fund, Ltd..), Case No. 12-15595 (11th Cir. Feb. 20, 2015) .]
Ruling: 
In five consolidated appeals involving a dispute as to the ownership of three related involuntary bankruptcy debtors, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the District Court’s (i) denial of the Zeltser Group’s motion to withdraw the reference of the alleged debtors’ Fisher ...
Judge(s): 
HULL, JULIE CARNES and WALKER (Hon. John Walker, Jr., U.S. Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, sitting be designation).
Read on...

Iberiabank v. Geisen (In re FFS Data, Inc.)

Citation: 
Case No. 14-11473 (11th Cir. Jan. 23, 2015)
Ruling: 
A general release provision in a confirmed chapter 11 plan which explicitly identified the 100% stockholder of the Debtor by name applied to the lender's state court claim on the stockholder's guaranty (and not solely in the stockholder's capacity as ...
Judge(s): 
Tjoflat, Pryor and Cox
Read on...

Mais v. Gulf Coast Collection Bureau, Inc.

Citation: 
--- F.3d ----, 2014 WL 4802457, No. 13-14008 (11th Cir. Sept. 29, 2014)
Ruling: 
Reversed and remanded for entry of summary judgment in favor of debt collector defendant based on prior express consent defense. Calls by medical debt collector to cellular phone where cellular telephone number was provided to hospital on admissions forms ...
Judge(s): 
HULL, MARCUS and HILL, Circuit Judges
Read on...

Bank of America, NA v. Phillips (In re Phillips)

Citation: 
Bank of America, N.A. v. Phillips (In re Phillips), Case No. 14-12585 (11th Cir. Sept. 29, 2014) (unpublished)(per curiam).
Ruling: 
The Eleventh Circuit held that the McNeal and Folendore decisions are binding precedent in affirming the decision of the bankruptcy court and the district court which permitted chapter 7 debtors to strip a second mortgage on their home that was ...
Judge(s): 
Wilson, Rosenbaum, and Cox, Circuit Judges
Read on...
Syndicate content