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3rd Circuit

Olick v. City of Easton (In re Olick)

Citation: 
Olick v. City of Easton (In re Olick), Case No. 13-4109 (3d Cir. July 3, 2014)
Ruling: 
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower courts decision that a global settlement regarding the collection of real estate taxes that was reached amongst several parties also bound the Debtor;s family trust, despite the Debtor assertion that the ...
Judge(s): 
Fisher, Vanaskie, and Aldisert
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In re Costal Broadcasting Systems, Inc

Citation: 
Slip Op., Docket No. 13-3354 (3rd Cir., June 23, 2014)
Ruling: 
Third Circuit affirmed district court and bankruptcy court on decisions confirming plan of reorganization.
Judge(s): 
Ambro, Greenberg and Barry
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In re Makowka

Citation: 
No. 13-3469, Slip Op. (3rd Cir. June 9, 2014)
Ruling: 
- District Court's judgment vacated and case remanded for further proceedings. - Under applicable Pennsylvania law, an action in debt does not constitute the proper method to enforce a statutory lien under the Pennsylvania Uniform Planned Community Act. - The Court of ...
Judge(s): 
Hardiman, Sloviter, Barry
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Galluzzo v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

Citation: 
Galluzzo v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, No. 13-3555 (3d Cir. April 24, 2014)
Ruling: 
The United States Tax Court did not have jurisdiction over former debtors' tax redetermination action because the Commissioner of Internal Revenue did not mail a notice of deficiency to the debtors in accordance with section 6212 of the Internal Revenue ...
Judge(s): 
Hardiman, Sloviter, and Barry, Circuit Judges
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In re Bishop

Citation: 
In re Bishop, No. 13-3805 (3d Cir. Mar. 21, 2014) (unpublished) (per curiam)
Ruling: 
State court judgment may not be appealed to bankruptcy court because bankruptcy court lacks jurisdiction to review the merits of a state court proceeding.
Judge(s): 
Fuentes, Greenberg, and Van Antwerpen
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In re Ruitenberg

Citation: 
In re Ruitenberg, Case No. 13-2175 (3d Cir. March 13, 2014)
Ruling: 
Deciding when an interest in the equitable distribution of marital assets in a divorce proceeding becomes a claim against the bankruptcy estate begins with the Bankruptcy Code's definition of a “claim.” A "claim" is, in relevant part, a “right to ...
Judge(s): 
Ambro, Smith and Sandra Day O'Connor (Retired Supreme Court Associates Justice sitting by designation)
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In re ID Liquidation One, LLC, et al.

Citation: 
Case No. 13-3386 (3rd Cir. Feb. 19, 2014)
Ruling: 
Third Circuit affirmed order entered by the district court affirming the Bankruptcy Court's order approving a settlement under Fed.R.Bankr. P. 9019
Judge(s): 
McKee, Chagares and Shwartz
Not worthy of a summary? Why?: 
No new ground is covered by this opinion.
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Benta, et al. v. Carroll

Citation: 
Case No. 13-2139 (3d Cir. Jan. 16, 2014) (Not Precedential)
Ruling: 
Appeal alleging district court abused its discretion when dismissing declaratory judgment action is moot where district court effectively ruled on the merits by denying appellants' subsequent motion to withdraw the reference.
Judge(s): 
Fisher, Cowen (author), Nygaard
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Bayer Business and Technology Services v. AGR Permier Consulting, Inc.

Citation: 
Bayer Bus. & Tech. Servs. V. AGR Premier Consulting, Inc. (In re AGR Premier Consulting, Inc.), No. 12-4622 (3d Cir. Jan. 4, 2014)
Ruling: 
The Third Circuit reversed the decisions of the district court and the bankruptcy court, holding that the bankruptcy court abused its discretion in finding the appellant in contempt for violating a stipulated order.
Judge(s): 
Rendell, Jordan and Lipez, Circuit Judges
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In re D. Erik von Kiel

Citation: 
In re D. Erik von Kiel, No. 13-1925 (3d Cir. December 24, 2013)
Ruling: 
Dr. von Kiel concealed property belonging to and/or controlled by him within one year before the date of his chapter 7 petition and discharge of his debts was denied.
Judge(s): 
RENDELL, GREENAWAY, JR., and ALDISERT, Circuit Judges
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