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Adam v. Dobin (In re Adam)

Citation: 
Adam v. Dobin (In re Adam), BAP No. CC-14-1416-PaKiTa (B.A.P. 9th Cir. Apr. 6, 2015)
Ruling: 
AFFIRMING the bankruptcy court, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit held that the bankruptcy court did not err in granting summary judgment that creditor's claim against debtor was excepted from discharge under section 523(a)(15) of the Bankruptcy Code. ...
Judge(s): 
PAPPAS, KIRSCHER, and TAYLOR
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Buescher v. First United Bank and Trust (In the Matter of Buescher)

Citation: 
Case No. 14-40361 (5th Cir. Apr 13, 2015)
Ruling: 
Affirmed judgment against debtors denying discharge under Section 727(a)(3) for failure of debtors to preserve records as to their financial condition. Creditor had standing to object to discharge against spouse notwithstanding she had no personal liability on claim. Bankruptcy Court ...
Judge(s): 
Jolly, Wiener, and Clement
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Wilson v. Walker (In re Walker)

Citation: 
Wilson v. Walker (In re Walker), 8th Cir. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, No. 14-6032, April 7, 2015
Ruling: 
The BAP for the 8th Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy court (W.D. Mo.-Springfield), which denied plaintiff's (1) requests for: (a) judgment of nondischargeability under 11 USC 523 against debtor; (b) enforcement of money judgment against debtor's non-filing spouse and entity; (2) ...
Judge(s): 
KRESSEL, SCHERMER and NAIL, Bankruptcy Judges. Judge SCHERMER, authored the opinion
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Mastan v. Salamon (In re Salamon)

Citation: 
9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel; Case No. CC-14-1334-PaKiTa (April 6, 2015)
Ruling: 
The Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel ("BAP") affirmed the bankruptcy court's order disallowing the amended proof of claim filed by chapter 7 trustee, Peter Mastan ("Mastan"). A condition precedent to a creditor's enjoyment of the status set forth in ...
Judge(s): 
PAPPAS, KIRSCHER, and TAYLOR, Bankruptcy Judges.
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Barron & Newburger, P.C. v. TX Skyline, Ltd. (In the Matter of Woerner)

Citation: 
Barron & Newburger, P.C. v. Texas Skyline, Ltd. (In re Woerner), --- F.3d ---, Case No. 13-50075 (5th Cir. Apr. 9, 2015)
Ruling: 
In this “Anti-Snax” decision by the en banc Court of Appeals, the Fifth Circuit OVERTURNED its retrospective attorney’s-fee rule from In re Pro-Snax Distributors, Inc., 157 F.3d 414 (5th Cir. 1998), adopting in its place the prospective, “reasonable likely to ...
Judge(s): 
Edward C. Prado writing for the en banc court; Grady Jolly specially concurring
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