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Harbour Trust Co. Ltd. v. Aaron (In re Plusfunds Group, Inc.)

Citation: 
Case No. 14-817-bk(L) (2d Cir. Jan. 21, 2015) (Summary Order, not precedential)
Ruling: 
Second Circuit held that the bankruptcy court abused its discretion when it denied a motion to reopen the bankruptcy case without considering what prejudice, if any, would result from granting the request. After recognizing that the decision to grant ...
Judge(s): 
Winter, Cabranes, Raggi
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Powers v. Credit Management Services, Inc.

Citation: 
No. 13-2831 (8th Cir. Jan. 13, 2015).
Ruling: 
Standard form complaints and discovery requests served on debtors by a consumer debt collector did not, on their face, violate the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, and therefore were insufficient to support class certification under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(b).
Judge(s): 
Wollman, Loken, and Murphy.
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Trang v. Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.

Citation: 
Case No. 14-50281 (5th Cir. Jan. 7, 2015)
Ruling: 
AFFIRMED district court refusal to remand case because non-diverse defendant was improperly joined as there was no reasonable basis for the district court to predict that the plaintiff might be able to recover against defendant. The Fifth Circuit also affirmed ...
Judge(s): 
Circuit Judges King, Jolly and Haynes.
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Fincke v. Access Cardiosystems, Inc. (In re Access Cardiosystems, Inc.)

Citation: 
Fincke v. Access Cardiosystems, Inc. (In re Access Cardiosystems, Inc.) No 14-1276
Ruling: 
The Court affirmed that bankruptcy court's finding that defendant Randall Fincke ("Fincke") had solicited investments in Access Cardiosystems, Inc.'s ("Debtor") by means of a material misstatement, a violation of Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 110A, § 410(a)(2) (Massachusetts' Blue Sky Law). ...
Judge(s): 
Lynch, Howard & Barron
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Thomas v. Clark (In re Thomas)

Citation: 
No. 14-5735 (6th Cir.Jan. 8, 2015)
Ruling: 
Claim for Debtor's share of second mortgage on former marital house and judgment lien on the house constituted domestic support obligations and were not dischargeable in Debtor's bankruptcy case.
Judge(s): 
Sutton, McKeague, and Kethledge, Circuit Judges
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