About "Volo"

Volo is a Latin word for speed, more rapidly. The Volo Project is dedicated to providing ABI Members with the most timely bankruptcy decisions from the U.S. Courts of Appeal. A team of editors from around the country will summarize new appellate opinions, posted here at the Volo website. The summary includes the full text of the opinion. ABI Members can also subscribe to an RSS feed to receive summaries as soon as they are posted. Opinions will be summarized within 24 hours.

Volo editor: Scott F. Gautier
Peitzman Weg LLP; Los Angeles, CA

Provided by the American Bankruptcy Institute

Pliler v. Stearns (In re Pliler)

Citation: 
Pliler v. Stearns (In re Pliler), Case No. 13-1445 (4th Cir. Mar. 28, 2014)
Ruling: 
In a published opinion, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy court holding that above-median debtors are obligated to maintain chapter 13 plans for 5 years where unsecured creditors are not paid in full, even if the debtors have negative disposable ...
Judge(s): 
Duncan, Wynn, and Thacker (Opinion written by Wynn)
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Heatherwood Holdings, LLC v. HGC, Inc. (In re Heatherwood Holdings, LLC)

Citation: 
No. 12-16020 (11th Cir. Mar. 27, 2014)
Ruling: 
First, the defendant-mortgagee was a "person aggrieved" and therefore possessed Article III standing to appeal district court's affirmance of bankruptcy court's ruling that the mortgagee's property was restricted to use as a gof course. Second, the bankruptcy court correctly held ...
Judge(s): 
Chief Judge Carnes, Circuit Judge Tjoflat and U.S. District Judge Marra (Southern District of Florida)
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Willess v. US

Citation: 
Willess v. United States of America, Case No. 13-6159 (10th Cir. March 26, 2014) (unpublished)
Ruling: 
Appellant lacked standing to appeal dismissal of lower court action because his personal injury claim became property of the bankruptcy estate when he filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and the trustee was the proper party to prosecute such claim.
Judge(s): 
Tymkovich, Anderson, Bacharach
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Kelly v. Merrill (In re Merrill)

Citation: 
BAP Case No. CC-13-1370-KuPaTa
Ruling: 
Affirmed a bankruptcy court's ruling that a lender's reliance on a guarantor's misrepresentations in a loan application was not reasonable. Also affirmed on an alternative ground that the lender did not "actually rely" on the guarantor's application in making ...
Judge(s): 
Ninth Circuit BAP Panel: Kurtz, Pappas and Taylor.
Bankruptcy Judge: Zive
Not worthy of a summary? Why?: 
Unpublished decision
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Kraus Anderson Capital, Inc. v. Bradley (In re Bradley)

Citation: 
___F3d. ___(6th Cir. 2013); Case No. 13-8010 (March 26, 2014)
Ruling: 
The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) reverses the bankruptcy court's decision that the debt owed to the lender is dischargeable and remands for determination regarding the amount of damages. The BAP affirmed the bankruptcy court's conclusion that the elements of ...
Judge(s): 
GEORGE W. EMERSON, Jr., Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judge [Opinion]
GUY R. HUMPHREY, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judge
C. KATHRYN PRESTON, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judge
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