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Gabino v. Koonce

Citation: 
Case No. 13-2756 (July 2, 2014)
Ruling: 
Successful slander of title suit under Illinois state law satisfied the nondischargeability requirements of 523(a)(2) and 523(a)(6), such that Debtor was collaterally estopped from asserting as a defense that the requisite intent was absent. Federal courts apply the preclusion ...
Judge(s): 
Wood, Williams, and Hamilton
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Spaine v. Community Contracts, Inc.

Citation: 
13-3059, 2014 WL 2855000 (7th Cir. 2014)
Ruling: 
Trial court ruled that Spaine, with intent, concealed from the bankruptcy court her claims against Community Contacts, and by so doing she should be judicially estopped from asserting her claim. The Appellate Court reversed the lower court’s ruling on ...
Judge(s): 
Virginia M. Kendall
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Flying Pigs, Inc v. RRAJ Franchising, LLC

Citation: 
Flying Pigs, LLC v. RRAJ Franchising, LLC., 4th Cir. No.: 13-2135 (July 01, 2014), 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12404
Ruling: 
Vacated and remanded, via published opinion on July 01, 2014, to the Superior Court of Lenior County, North Carolina.
Judge(s): 
Judge Robert B. King, Judge Roger L. Gregory, and Judge Stephanie D. Thacker. Opinion by Judge King, in which Judge Gregory and Judge Thacker joined.
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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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