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Baldridge v. Ellmann (In re Baldridge)

Citation: 
Case No. 13-700, 6th Circuit, February 3, 2014
Ruling: 
The Sixth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy court's disallowance of the Debtors' Michigan homestead exemption. The bankruptcy court found that there was no equity in the sale proceeds of the Debtors' homestead to which the homestead exemption could attach. The Court ...
Judge(s): 
Rogers, McKeague and White, Circuit Judges
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Rizzo v. State of MI, Dept. of Treasury (In re Rizzo)

Citation: 
Rizzo v State of Michigan Dept. of Treasury (In re Rizzo), Case No. 13-1230
Ruling: 
Whether a state tax is a non-dischargeable "excise tax" is a matter of federal law. The Court found that the term "excise tax" in Sec. 507 was not ambiguous and that whether a tax is an "excise tax" or ...
Judge(s): 
Suhrheinrich, Griffin, and Kethledge
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Glazer v. Chase Home Finance LLC

Citation: 
Glazer v. Chase Home Finance LLC, __ F.3d ___, Case No. 10-3416 ( 6th Cir. January 14, 2013)
Ruling: 
The Court affirmed the trial court's finding that the mortgage servicer was not a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and that a subservicer who attempts to collect debts owed to another which was not in ...
Judge(s): 
Griffin and Kethledge, Circuit Judges; Thapar, District Judge
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Zingale v. Rabin (In re Zingale)

Citation: 
Zingale v Rabin, (In re Zingale), Case no. 11-3740
Ruling: 
Ohio Rev. Code Ann. section 2329.66(A)(9)(g) allows a debtor to claim an exemption in "payments" made under Section 24 or 32 of the Internal Revenue Code. Section 24 establishes the child tax credit (CTC) and allows the credit to be ...
Judge(s): 
Siler and White, Circuit Judges; Reeves, District judge.
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Onkyo Europe Electronics GmbH v. Global Technovations Inc. (In re Global Technovations Inc.)

Citation: 
--- F.3d ----, 2012 WL 4017386, C.A.6 (Mich.), September 13, 2012 (NO. 11-1582)
Ruling: 
The Sixth Circuit upheld the bankruptcy court's judgment which found that the defendants had received a fraudlent transfer under 11 U.S.C. sec. 544(b) and Florida Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act when the debtor did not receive reasonably equivalent value in connection ...
Judge(s): 
Boggs, Norris and Kethledge.
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