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Tamm v. United Sates Trustee, Honolulu (In re Hokulani Square, Inc.)

Citation: 
Case No. 11-60072 (9th Cir. 2015)
Ruling: 
Relying on plain language, legislative history, and following prior decisions by the Third and Fifth Circuits, the Ninth Circuit Panel held that section 326(a) of the Bankruptcy Code does not permit trustee compensation for returning property to a secured lender ...
Judge(s): 
Alex Kozinski, Raymond C. Fisher, and Paul J. Watford, Circuit Judges. Opinion by Judge Kozinski.
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Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors v. Baldwin

Citation: 
Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors v. Baldwin (In re Lemington Home for the Aged), Case No. 13-2707, 2015 WL 305505 (3d Cir. Jan. 26, 2015) (precedential)
Ruling: 
Affirming the jury's liability verdict and findings that defendants breached their fiduciary duties by failing to exercise reasonable diligence and prudence in their oversight and management of the debtor. Affirming the jury's punitive damages award against the debtor's two ...
Judge(s): 
Vanaskie, Circuit Judge
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Ratliff Ready-Mix, L.P. v. Pledger

Citation: 
Ratliff Ready-Mix, L.P. v. Pledger, No. 14-50023, --- Fed. Appx. ---, 2015 WL 294829 (5th Cir. Jan. 23, 2015)
Ruling: 
The Fifth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy and district courts, holding that section 523(a)(4) of the Bankruptcy Code did not render the debt owed by the former president and CEO of a general contractor to a concrete subcontractor notwithstanding the fact ...
Judge(s): 
Stewart, Chief Judge, and Jones and Higginson, Circuit Judges
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Iberiabank v. Geisen (In re FFS Data, Inc.)

Citation: 
Case No. 14-11473 (11th Cir. Jan. 23, 2015)
Ruling: 
A general release provision in a confirmed chapter 11 plan which explicitly identified the 100% stockholder of the Debtor by name applied to the lender's state court claim on the stockholder's guaranty (and not solely in the stockholder's capacity as ...
Judge(s): 
Tjoflat, Pryor and Cox
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Church Joint Venture, L.P. v. Blasingame (In re Blasingame)

Citation: 
2015 WL 249495 (6th Cir. BAP 2015)
Ruling: 
Notice of Appeal filed within 164 days of entry of order timely where Order did not constitute "separate judgment" under Rule 58 and Bankruptcy Rule 7058.
Judge(s): 
Harrison, Humphrey and Preston
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