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

Stoebner v. San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (In re LGI Energy Solutions, Inc.)

Citation: 
Stoebner v. San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (In re LGI Energy Solutions, Inc.), No. 12-3899 & No. 12-4011 (8th Cir. March 20, 2014)
Ruling: 
The Eighth Circuit affirmed the BAP's allowance of new value as a preference offset, but reduced the amount of preference liability based on an incorrect calculation by the BAP. In an issue of first impression, the Eighth Circuit ruled that in ...
Judge(s): 
Loken, Gruender, and Shepherd
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Sharp v. Bryan Cave LLP (In the Matter of Estate Financial Mortgage Fund, LLC)

Citation: 
Case Nos. 12-56009 and 12-56011 (9th Cir. Mar. 24, 2014) [Not for Publication]
Ruling: 
In an unpublished memorandum decision, the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court and remanded for further proceedings, holding as follows. Under California law, a client who engages in wrongdoing in reliance on a lawyer's negligent legal advice may be ...
Judge(s): 
Farris, N.R. Smith, Watford
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In re Bishop

Citation: 
In re Bishop, No. 13-3805 (3d Cir. Mar. 21, 2014) (unpublished) (per curiam)
Ruling: 
State court judgment may not be appealed to bankruptcy court because bankruptcy court lacks jurisdiction to review the merits of a state court proceeding.
Judge(s): 
Fuentes, Greenberg, and Van Antwerpen
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Schlehuber v. Fremont National Bank & Trust Co. (In re Schlehuber)

Citation: 
In Re Schlehuber, 8th Cir. Court of Appeals, No. 13-2070 [March 19, 2014][Unpublished]
Ruling: 
In an unpublished per curiam opinion, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and the Bankruptcy Court, which held that a creditor has the standing and the right pursuant to bankruptcy code, to ...
Judge(s): 
WOLLMAN, MURPHY, and SMITH,
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Goaz v. Rolex Watch U.S.A. Inc. (In the Matter of Goaz)

Citation: 
Cas No. 13-10282 (5th Cir. Mar. 19, 2014)
Ruling: 
"Knowingly selling merchandise bearing counterfeit trademarks necessarily causes injury to the trademark." Fifth Circuit affirmed district court's ruling, thereby affirming the bankruptcy court's summary judgment of non-dischargeability under 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(6). Fifth Circuit rejected the debtor's challenge to the ...
Judge(s): 
Wiener, Owen and Haynes (per curiam)
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