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In re Little

Citation: 
In re Little, No. MW 12-029 (B.A.P. 1st Cir. Jan. 4, 2013).
Ruling: 
Affirming the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts (the "bankruptcy court"), the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit (the "BAP") held that the bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion in reducing the total award for ...
Judge(s): 
Haines, Deasy and Tester.
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Elliott v. Sutton (In re Elliott)

Citation: 
No. 12-30707 (5th Cir. Jan. 7, 2013)
Ruling: 
Affirming the judgment of the District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (“the DC”), the Fifth Circuit held that a bankruptcy court may sua sponte convert a debtor’s Chapter 13 bankruptcy case to a case under Chapter 7 even ...
Judge(s): 
Higginbotham, Owen, and Southwick, Circuit Judges.
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McCoy v. Kuiken (In re Kuiken)

Citation: 
BAP No. SC-12-1218-JuMkPa (B.A.P. 9th Cir. Jan. 4, 2012)
Ruling: 
REVERSING the bankruptcy court, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel held that the debtor was not entitled to avoid a judicial lien encumbering the debtor's real property under 11 U.S.C. § 522(f)(1) because the debtor had not maintained a continuous ...
Judge(s): 
JURY, MARKELL, and PAPPAS
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Babian v. Tamamian (In re Babian)

Citation: 
Case No. CC-12-1226-BePaMk (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2013)
Ruling: 
VACATING the bankruptcy court's entry of summary judgment and REMANDING for further proceedings, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit held that: (1) the bankruptcy court improperly applied issue preclusion based on a state court arbitration order and a ...
Judge(s): 
Beesley, Pappas, and Markell
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The Unsecured Creditors Committee v. Community Bank (In re Stinson Petroleum Co., Inc.)

Citation: 
No. 12-60234 (January 7, 2013)
Ruling: 
The Chapter 7 trustee could not prove that the defendant in a preference action (§ 547(b)) received more than they would have in a Chapter 7 liquidation because, according to Mississippi state law, the defendant was a fully secured creditor. ...
Judge(s): 
BARKSDALE, DENNIS, and GRAVES, Circuit Judges. (Per Curiam opinion).
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