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In re Bratt

Citation: 
16b0002p.06 Nos. 15-8009/8010
Ruling: 
Trial court held that Tennessee statute governing penalties on delinquent tax debt applicable only to claims in bankruptcy cases was unconstitutional as a violation of the Supremacy Clause. Panel affirmed trial court decision on other grounds holding that statute governing ...
Judge(s): 
Delk, Opperman and Wise
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In re William C. Aubiel

Citation: 
15 FED App. 0004P (6th Cir.) File Name: 15b0004p.06
Ruling: 
Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed Bankruptcy Court's denial of Debtor's claim of homestead exemption under Ohio law in 46-foot Sea Ray Boat. Panel held that the bankruptcy court did not err in determining that trustee carried burden of ...
Judge(s): 
Delk, Humphrey and Preston
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Eifler v. Wilson & Muir Bank

Citation: 
14a0911n.06
Ruling: 
Denial of Debtor's discharge under 11 U.S.C. §§ 727(a)(2)(A)(transfer or concealment of assets) and 727(a)(4)(false oath) was affirmed.
Judge(s): 
Keith, Moore and Stranch
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Anderson v. Fisher (In re Anderson)

Citation: 
14 FED App. 0007P (6th Cir.)
Ruling: 
Default judgment entered against Debtors/Defendants as a sanction for conduct in prepetition state court litigation was entitled to preclusive effect under the Full Faith and Credit Statute (28 U.S.C. § 1738) in subsequent non-dischargeability action in chapter 7 bankruptcy case. ...
Judge(s): 
Emerson, Opperman and Preston
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Suhar v. Bruno (In re Neal)

Citation: 
13a0911n.06
Ruling: 
Sixth Circuit affirmed original decision of the bankruptcy court and reinstated its award of $47,635.27 to the chapter 7 bankruptcy estate for fraudulent transfers arising out of a divorce separation agreement.
Judge(s): 
Keith, Clay and Kethledge (Keith, dissenting).
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