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In re Mississippi Valley Livestock, Inc.

Citation: 
No. 13‐1377 (7th Cir., Mar. 12, 2014)
Ruling: 
In case involving $900,000 in allegedly preferential payments relating to cattle sales, the Seventh Circuit found that a bailment existed with regard to the Debtor's possession of the transferee's cattle, and accordingly concurred that a constructive trust could exist in ...
Judge(s): 
Wood, Chief Judge, and Bauer and Kanne
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Young v. Young (In re Young)

Citation: 
2014 WL 944846
Ruling: 
The 8th Circuit BAP affirmed the Bankruptcy Court's imposition of sanctions pursuant to Rule 9011, but reversed the imposition of sanctions under the Bankruptcy Court's inherent powers, holding that counsel did not have notice and an opportunity to a ...
Judge(s): 
Kressel, Schermer, and Shodeen
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In re Ruitenberg

Citation: 
In re Ruitenberg, Case No. 13-2175 (3d Cir. March 13, 2014)
Ruling: 
Deciding when an interest in the equitable distribution of marital assets in a divorce proceeding becomes a claim against the bankruptcy estate begins with the Bankruptcy Code's definition of a “claim.” A "claim" is, in relevant part, a “right to ...
Judge(s): 
Ambro, Smith and Sandra Day O'Connor (Retired Supreme Court Associates Justice sitting by designation)
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Sachan v. Huh (In re Huh)

Citation: 
In Re Huh, 9th Cir B.A.P., CC-12-1633-En Banc (March 11, 2014) [Published]
Ruling: 
In a published opinion, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the 9th Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy court finding that that imputed liability of a principal for the active fraud of an agent would not support an exception to discharge for ...
Judge(s): 
En Banc: Dunn, Pappas, Kirsher, Taylor & Kurtz. Opinion written by Judge Dunn
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Godare v. Reed (In re Reed)

Citation: 
Godare v. Reed (In re Reed), No. OR-11-1448-PaJuKu (9th Cir. B.A.P. Mar. 11, 2014).
Ruling: 
During the appeal from an order confirming a chapter 13 plan, the Ninth Circuit decided Flores II, overruling Kagenveama, on which the bankruptcy court had relied. The B.A.P. reversed and remanded for further proceedings in light of Flores II.
Judge(s): 
Pappas, Jury, and Kurtz, Bankruptcy Judges
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