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Tripodi, Jr. v. Welch, et al.

Citation: 
Tripodi, Jr. v. Welch, et al., Case No. 14-4084 (7th Cir. January 8, 2016). Published.
Ruling: 
A default judgment against a person for violating state or federal securities laws will be given preclusive effect, in contrast to certain default judgments under § 523(a)(2), and held to be non-dischargeable under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(19).
Judge(s): 
Kelly, McKay, Phillips (Kelly)
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Leslie Gladstone v. U.S. Bancorp

Citation: 
Gladstone v. U.S. Bancorp, No. 13-55773 (9th Cir. Jan. 8, 2016).
Ruling: 
A trustee may seek to avoid as fraudulent the debtor’s prepetition sale of a term life-insurance policy.
Judge(s): 
Sidney R. Thomas, Chief Judge, Consuelo M. Callahan, Circuit Judge, and James K. Singleton, Senior District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, sitting by designation. Opinion by Chief Judge Thomas.
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Conway v. National Collegiate Trust, et al. (In re Conway)

Citation: 
No. 15-6029 (8th Cir. B.A.P. Dec. 21, 2015).
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion in concluding that some, but not all, of a debtor’s student loans were nondischargeable. Affirmed.
Judge(s): 
Kressel, Saladino, and Shodeen.
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Home Service Oil Company v. Cecil (In re Cecil)

Citation: 
Home Service Oil Company v. Cecil (In re Cecil), No. 15-6026 (BAP 8th Cir. Dec. 28, 2015)
Ruling: 
The BAP for the 8th Circuit affirmed the ruling of the bankruptcy court (E.D. Mo.) in denying the discharge of a chapter 7 debtor based on the individual's failure to disclose a number of assets and prepetition transfers. Notwithstanding ...
Judge(s): 
Federman, Saladino, Shodeen
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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. v. Locklin (In re Locklin)

Citation: 
9th Cir. BAP Case No. CC-15-1008-KuFKi and CC-14-1446-KuFKi (December 7, 2015)
Ruling: 
in the unpublished decision, the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel ("BAP") affirmed the bankruptcy court's award of damages for Reliance Steel & Aluminum, Co. ("Reliance") and Reliance's counsel's willful violation of the automatic stay. A stay violation is willful ...
Judge(s): 
Honorable KURTZ, FARIS and KIRSCHER.
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