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Metrou v. M.A. Mortenson Co. and Schuff Steel Co.

Citation: 
Metrou v. M.A. Morteson Co., No. 14-8030, --- WL --- (7th Cir. Mar. 23, 2015)
Ruling: 
In a matter of first impression at the appellate level and reversing the decision below, the Seventh Circuit declined to utilize judicial estoppel to cap a Chapter 7 trustee's potential recovery in an action at an amount equal to that ...
Judge(s): 
Easterbrook, Flaum, Williams
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Bowman v. Casamatta (In re: Bowman)

Citation: 
Bowman v. Casamatta (In re Bowman), No. 14-6034 (BAP 8th Cir. Mar. 18, 2015)
Ruling: 
BAP affirmed bankruptcy court's denial of motion to reopen chapter 11 case. Original case had been dismissed for cause nearly a decade prior before any plan was confirmed. BAP ruled that 11 USC 350(b) did not authorize reopening case that ...
Judge(s): 
Kressel, Schermer, Nail
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Curtis, et al. v. Perkins (In re International Management Associates, LLC)

Citation: 
Curtis v. Perkins (In re International Management Associates, LLC), No. 14-13423 (11th Cir. Mar. 19, 2015)
Ruling: 
The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the Georgia District Court’s affirmance of the Bankruptcy Court’s admission of critical business summaries and its Ponzi scheme finding. With respect to the evidentiary issues, the Court clarified that the summaries were admissible under F.R.E. 1006 ...
Judge(s): 
Carnes; Hull; and Rosenbaum
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Waldman, et al. v. Stone

Citation: 
Case No. 13-5404 (6th Cir. March 19, 2015)
Ruling: 
District Court not required to take additional evidence when reviewing bankruptcy court proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law.
Judge(s): 
Kethledge, Stranch and Gwin
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Peabody v. Jensen (In re Jensen)

Citation: 
CC-13-1606-KiKuD (March 10, 2015) Unpublshed
Ruling: 
In the unpublished decision, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel held that a motion for relief from judgment under Rule 9024 is a contested matter; therefore, the bankruptcy court must find facts specifically and state is conclusions of law separately. ...
Judge(s): 
KIRSCHER, KURTZ and DUNN, Bankruptcy Judges.
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