Galaz v. Katona (In the Matter of Galaz)

Citation:
Case No. 15-50919 (5th Cir. Oct. 28, 2016)
Ruling:
AFFIRMED bankruptcy court's injunctive relief, concluding that post-confirmation jurisdiction existed, and that the prior settlement order barred the defendant (Galaz) from pursuing claims against...
Judge(s):
Clement, Weiner, Costa
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Goldman v. Bankton Financial Corp., L.L.C. (In re Skyport Global Communications, Inc.)

Citation:
Goldman v. Bankton Financial Corp., L.L.C. (In re Skyport Global Communications, Inc.), Case No. 15-20243 (5th Cir. Oct. 12, 2016) (unpublished)
Ruling:
Affirmed contempt order and sanctions award against attorney and financial advisor for contacting witnesses without permission in violation of the bankruptcy court's preliminary injunction.
Judge(s):
Elrod, Graves, Costa
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Scarbrough v. Purser (In the Matter of Scarbrough)

Citation:
--- F.3d ---, Case No. 15-51045 (5th Cir. 2016)
Ruling:
AFFIRMED lower courts' rulings that state court judgment and sanctions were non-dischargeable under 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(2)(A) & (a)(6). Court of appeals rejected all grounds raised by the debtor,...
Judge(s):
Stewart, Clement, Haynes
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Green v. Traditional Heritage Village Homeowners Association, Inc. (In the Matter of Green)

Citation:
Green v. Traditional Heritage Village Homeowners Ass'n, Inc. (In the Matter of Green), Case No. 15-10872 (5th Cir. Aug. 16, 2016) (per curiam).
Ruling:
Appellant's appeal of the district court's denial of his request for a stay while he appealed bankruptcy court's order to district court was dismissed as moot after the district court dismissed...
Judge(s):
King, Clement, Owen
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Hennigan v. Smith (In the Matter of Smith)

Citation:
Unpublished Opinion - Case No. 16-20241 (5th Cir. Aug. 17, 2016)
Ruling:
AFFIRMED lower courts' orders and upheld the debtor's homestead exemption, even though the debtor clearly intended to sell the property and move back to Australia. "The fact that a party desires...
Judge(s):
(per curiam) Jolly, Davis, Southwick
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Husky International Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz, Jr. (In the Matter of Ritz, Jr.)

Citation:
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT No. 14-20526
Ruling:
Following the Supreme Court decision in Husky International Electronics Inc. v. Ritz, the Fifth Circuit made a so-called Erie guess by holding that a transfer made with actual intent to defraud...
Judge(s):
STEWART, Chief Judge, and KING and ELROD, Circuit Judges.
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Monge v. Rojas (In the Matter of Monge)

Citation:
Monge v. Rojas (In the Matter of Monge), No. 15-50180, (5th Cir. June 14, 2016)
Ruling:
The district court did not err by overruling unopposed objections to the bankruptcy court's proposed findings of fact and conclusion of law; the district court properly considered the merits of the...
Judge(s):
Smith, Barksdale, Costa
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Comu v. King Louie Mining, L.L.C., et al. (In re Comu)

Citation:
Fifth Circuit No. 15-10804 *Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4
Ruling:
“This Court reviews the district court’s decision by applying the same standard of review to the bankruptcy court’s conclusions of law and findings of fact that the district court applied.”...
Judge(s):
Before HIGGINBOTHAM, DENNIS, and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges *Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4.
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Pirani v. Baharia (In the Matter of Pirani)

Citation:
--- F.3d ---, Case No. 15-40538 (5th Cir May 27, 2016)
Ruling:
Affirmed, in part, the lower courts' judgment against the debtor based on breaches of a pre-petition settlement agreement. The debtor’s payment of $300,000 for an “assignment” of the...
Judge(s):
Higginbotham, Southwick, Higginson (opinion by Higginson)
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Passmore v. Baylor Health Care System

Citation:
Case No. 15-10358 (May 19, 2016 5th Cir.)
Ruling:
REVERSED and remanded district court decision that held the expert report requirements of Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 74.351 applied in federal court. The 5th Circuit held that Section...
Judge(s):
Davis, Barksdale and Dennis, Circuit Judges.
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