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Bank of America, N.A. v. Iest (In re Iest)

Citation: 
No. 14-12406; D.C. Docket No. 2:14-cv-00099-RWS; Bkcy. No. 13-bkc-23099-REB
Ruling: 
In light of Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett , 575 U.S. ____, 135 S. Ct. 1995 (2015), which held that 11 U.S.C. § 506(d) does not permit a bankruptcy court to strip off the underwater second lien in the ...
Judge(s): 
Wilson, Rosenbaum, and Cox
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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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