About "Volo"

Volo is a Latin word for speed, more rapidly. The Volo Project is dedicated to providing ABI Members with the most timely bankruptcy decisions from the U.S. Courts of Appeal. A team of editors from around the country will summarize new appellate opinions, posted here at the Volo website. The summary includes the full text of the opinion. ABI Members can also subscribe to an RSS feed to receive summaries as soon as they are posted. Opinions will be summarized within 24 hours.

Volo editor: Scott F. Gautier
Peitzman Weg LLP; Los Angeles, CA

Provided by the American Bankruptcy Institute

Levesque v. Shapiro (In re Levesque)

Citation: 
BAP No. NV-11-1742-DKiPa (B.A.P. 9th Cir. June 25, 2012)
Ruling: 
AFFIRMING the Bankruptcy Court, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel held that the chapter 7 trustee had standing to appear with respect to Debtors' motion to reopen their chapter 7 case and motion to convert the chapter 7 case to ...
Judge(s): 
DUNN, KIRSCHER, and PAPPAS
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Southwestern Electric Power Co. v. Committee of Certain Members of Cajun Electric (In re Cajun Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.)

Citation: 
Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) v. Committee of Certain Members of Cajun Electric (In re Cajun Electric Power Cooperative, Incorporated), No. 11-31022 2012 U.S. App. Lexis 13081 (5th Cir. 2012).
Ruling: 
Fifth Circuit interpreted parties' 1997 agreement to preclude either party's entitlement to reimbursement from the other due to the plain meaning of the relevant terms in the agreement.
Judge(s): 
Before JOLLY, DeMOSS, and STEWART, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM
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American University of the Caribbean, N.V. v. Caritas Healthcare, Inc.

Citation: 
In the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Case Number 10-12836 (not published)
Ruling: 
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals made several rulings in affirming the judgment of the District Court. First, the Court held that the unrebutted allegation in the Complaint that payments on a promissory note and a related agreement were ...
Judge(s): 
Circuit Judges Edmondson and Barkett and District Court Judge Fuller, sitting by designation.
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Wallace v. Washington Mutual Bank, F.A.

Citation: 
Docket No. 10-3694; File Name 12a0197p.06
Ruling: 
Reversing the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the homeowner's complaint stated a claim for relief under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against the law firm which ...
Judge(s): 
Merrit, Moore and Mays, with opinion by Merritt
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Brazos Emergency Physicians Assn. v. Woods (In re Brazos Emergency Physicians Assn.)

Citation: 
Brazos Emergency Physicians Association, P.A., et al. v. Patrick G. Woods, M.D., et al. (In re Brazos Emergency Physicians Association, P.A.), Case No. 11-50927 (5th Cir. June 22, 2012)
Ruling: 
The Fifth Circuit affirmed the decisions of the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas dismssing the Debtor's Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. The Fifth Circuit examined whether the bankruptcy court's ...
Judge(s): 
King, Jolly, and Graves (Per curiam) (non-precedential except under limited circumstances set forth in 5th Cir. R. 47.5.4.
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