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Young v. Young (In re Young)

Citation: 
2015 WL 3756720
Ruling: 
Eighth Circuit affirmed bankruptcy court's imposition of sanctions on debtor's counsel for mischaracterizing post-petition alimony as pre-petition and for certifying that the debtor was current on alimony payments when she knew that the debtor was not current. Because of counsel's ...
Judge(s): 
Loken, Melloy, and Gruender
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Charbono v. Sumski (In re Charbono)

Citation: 
14-2151
Ruling: 
District court's order affirmed. The modest sanction that was imposed was well within the bankruptcy court's inherent powers and did not amount to a criminal sanction.
Judge(s): 
Howard, Selya (author) and Kayatta
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Neff v. Flagstar Bank

Citation: 
Case No. 14-3837 (6th Cir. 2015)
Ruling: 
Borrower precluded from contesting foreclosure based on estoppel or misrepresentation based on lender's alleged statements that borrower did not need to defend foreclosure or that lender would modify loan, where borrower could not prove that but for alleged misrepresentation the ...
Judge(s): 
Moore, Cook and Cohn (District Judge)
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Christie v. The Bank of New York Mellon

Citation: 
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 14-55012 (June 11, 2015)
Ruling: 
Plaintiff did not have standing to challenge assignees' enforcement of a promissory note and deed of trust because of alleged irregularities in connection with the assignment of the promissory note and deed of trust to assignees.
Judge(s): 
Lipez, Wardlaw and Murguia
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Dreyfuss v Cory (In the Matter of Sheldon H. Cloobeck)

Citation: 
9th Cir. No. 13-15432 (June 12, 2015)
Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee must obtain a court order authorizing the payment of federal income taxes as an administrative expense under § 503(b), after notice to creditors. Creditors' objection to Final Report was sustained where the Trustee failed to obtain ...
Judge(s): 
J. Clifford Wallace, Milan D. Smith, Jr., and Paul J. Watford, Circuit Judges.
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