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Siller v. Big Hill Logging and Road Building Company, Inc. (In re CWS Enterprises, Inc.)

Citation: 
Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Case Nos. EC-14-1195-PaJuKu and EC-14-1273-PaJuKu (June 12, 2015)
Ruling: 
In the unpublished ruling from the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel ("BAP"), the BAP affirmed the bankruptcy court on the basis that Charles Siller ("Siller") was the principal of the Debtor; therefore, acting as the debtor in possession during the ...
Judge(s): 
PAPPAS, JURY, and KURTZ, Bankruptcy Judges.
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Smith and Stevenson v. First American Title Ins. Co. (In re Stevenson)

Citation: 
No. 14-7048 : Stevenson v. First Am. Title Ins. Co. (D.C. Cir., 2015)
Ruling: 
Affirming the Bankruptcy and District Courts that mortgagor, with actual knowledge of flaws in its execution of the controlling documents, is entitled to equitable subrogation as a matter of D. C. law.
Judge(s): 
Senior Circuit Judge David B. Sentelle, Circuit Judges Thomas B. Griffith and Brett N. Kavanaugh. The Opinion for the Court filed by Judge Kavanaugh.
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Grenier v. Roback (In re Grenier)

Citation: 
9th Cir. BAP No. NC-14-1396-KiTaD (June 10, 2015) (unpublished)
Ruling: 
Creditor, who obtained state court judgment ("Judgment") against the Debtor for financial elder abuse, was not entitled to summary judgment on her Section 523(a)(6) claim for willful and malicious injury. Creditor did not establish that Debtor's subjective intent to ...
Judge(s): 
KIRSCHER, TAYLOR and DUNN
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Carroll, Jr. v. Abide

Citation: 
Carroll, Jr. v. Abide, No. 14-31230 (5th Cir. June 11, 2015)
Ruling: 
The Barton doctrine does not apply to claims arising from actions that a bankruptcy trustee takes pursuant to orders from a federal district court (as opposed to orders from a bankruptcy court). The Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's ...
Judge(s): 
Owen, Reavley, Higginson
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Hardy v. Fink (In re Hardy)

Citation: 
No. 14–1181 (8th Cir. June 2, 2015)
Ruling: 
Reversing the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP), the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that a tax refund attributable to the federal Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) statute is a “public assistance benefit” under Missouri’s bankruptcy exemption statute. ...
Judge(s): 
Loken, Murphy, and Melloy, Circuit judges.
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