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National Heritage Foundation, Inc. v. Highbourne Foundation

Citation: 
No. 13-1608 (4th Cir. June 27, 2014)
Ruling: 
The Circuit Court affirmed the bankruptcy court's ruling that the non-debtor release provision in the debtor's Chapter 11 reorganization plan was unenforceable.
Judge(s): 
Circuit Court, Diaz (author), Wilkinson and Agee
Bankr. E.D.V.A., Trenga
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Kane v. Stewart Tilghman Fox & Bianchi

Citation: 
Kane, et al. v. Stewart Tilghman Fox & Bianchi, P.A., et al. (In re Kane), No. 13-10560 (11th Cir. Jun. 26, 2014)
Ruling: 
The 11th Circuit affirmed the lower courts’ finding that (i) the Stewart Firms’ $2M judgment against the two Kane debtors was excepted from discharge under §523(a)(6) (willful and malicious injury to property) and (ii) one of the debtors, Harley Kane, ...
Judge(s): 
Marcus, Circuit Judge; Proctor and Evans, District Judges.
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Bank of America v. Caulkett

Citation: 
D.C. Docket No. 6:14-cv-00078-GAP; 6:13-bk-05337-KSJ
Ruling: 
The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's order voiding a wholly unsecured second priority lien on residential property owned by a Chapter 7 debtor.
Judge(s): 
Marcus, Pryor, Edmondson, Circuit Judges
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Asarco LLC v. Goodwin, Shaw, Truslow

Citation: 
Docket No. 13-3954-cv (2d Cir. June 25, 2014)
Ruling: 
AFFIRMING the judgment of the district court dismissing a complaint by the reorganized debtor seeking contribution and subrogation from the Trustees of the residuary trusts created by the will of John D. Rockefeller Sr. (“Rockefeller”), the Court of Appeals for ...
Judge(s): 
Kearse, Jacobs, and Lynch (Circuit Judges)
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deBenedicts v. Brady-Zell (In re Brady-Zell)

Citation: 
deBenedicts v. Brady-Zell (In re Brady-Zell), No. 13-9014 (1st Cir)
Ruling: 
The Court upheld the Bankruptcy court's determination that Ms. deBenedicts's claim was dischargeable. The appeals court refused to disturb the bankruptcy court's determination that Ms. deBenedicts had not shown by a preponderance of the evidence that the Debtor knowingly ...
Judge(s): 
Selya, Howard and Thompson. Opinion by Selya
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