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Elliott, et al. v. General Motors LLC (In the Matter of: Motors Liquidation Co.)

Citation: 
Elliott v. General Motors LLC (In re Motors Liquidation Co.), Case Nos. 15-2844, 15-2847, 15-2848 (2d Cir. N.Y. July 13, 2016).
Ruling: 
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the debtor, General Motors Corporation ("Old GM"), had an obligation to provide notice to vehicle owners with defects of which Old GM knew or should have known, and held that the injunctions ...
Judge(s): 
STRAUB, CHIN, and CARNEY
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Hurst v. Southern Arkansas University (In re Hurst)

Citation: 
Hurst v. Southern Arkansas University (Case No. 15-6031, July 19, 2016)
Ruling: 
The bankruptcy court did not err in holding that the debtor did not meet her burden of proving that repayment of her student loan would impose an undue hardship on her.
Judge(s): 
Federman, Saladino, Shodeen (dissenting)
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Kun v. Mansdorf (In re Woodcraft Studios, Inc.)

Citation: 
In re Woodcraft Studios, Inc., No. NC-15-1143-WJuKu (9th Cir. B.A.P. July 22, 2016). Not-for-publication memorandum.
Ruling: 
After a bankruptcy court has denied a request for compensation by the attorney for a debtor in possession, the attorney’s proof of claim for the denied compensation may also be disallowed.
Judge(s): 
Madeleine C. Wanslee, Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Arizona, sitting by designation, and Meredith A. Jury and Frank L. Kurtz, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judges.
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Cooke v. Renshaw (In re Cooke)

Citation: 
Cooke v. Renshaw (In re Cooke), Case No. CC-15-1037-KiTaKu (9th Cir. BAP, Jul. 22, 2016) (unpublished)
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy judgment denying debtor's discharge under § 727(a)(2)(A) affirmed.
Judge(s): 
Kirscher, Taylor, and Kurtz
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Smith v. U.S. IRS

Citation: 
No. 14-15857 (9th Cir. July 13, 2016) (published)
Ruling: 
Summary judgment was properly entered determining that debtor’s tax liabilities were nondischargeable under § 523(a)(1)(B)(i) relating to tax debt for unfiled returns. The panel held that the debtor’s late-filed Form 1040 did not represent an honest and reasonable attempt ...
Judge(s): 
Jerome Farris, Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, and Morgan Christen, Circuit Judges
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