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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
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Tobkin v. The Florida Bar (In re Tobkin)

Citation: 
14-10272; D.C. Docket Nos. 1:13-cv-20992-KAM; 12-bkc-01415-LMI
Ruling: 
The Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit relied on the persuasive authority from other courts in affirming the district court's and bankruptcy court's findings that a state bar acting in the context of attorney discipline is a government unit ...
Judge(s): 
Hull, Martin & Anderson
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U.S.A. v. Turner

Citation: 
No. 13-13616; D.C. Docket No. 1:12-cr-00169-MHT-WC-1
Ruling: 
The Circuit Court, per curiam, affirmed the Debtor's convictions. The Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit held that the U.S. federal district courts have original and exclusive jurisdiction over "all offenses against the laws of the United States" ...
Judge(s): 
Hull, Marcus, & Wilson
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Bank of America v. Caulkett

Citation: 
D.C. Docket No. 6:14-cv-00078-GAP; 6:13-bk-05337-KSJ
Ruling: 
The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's order voiding a wholly unsecured second priority lien on residential property owned by a Chapter 7 debtor.
Judge(s): 
Marcus, Pryor, Edmondson, Circuit Judges
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Lodge v. Kondaur Capital Corporation

Citation: 
13-10919; D.C. Docket No. 1:10-cv-00736-WCO (May 8, 2014)
Ruling: 
The Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmed the district court's orders granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants. The Circuit Court held that emotional distress damages fall within the broad term of "actual damages" in § 362(k) ...
Judge(s): 
Hull, Black and Walter
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