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Gold Star Construction, Incorporated v. Cavu/Rock Properties Project I, L.L.C.

Citation: 
Fifth Circuit;No. 15-50455
Ruling: 
The doctrines of res judicata and collateral estoppel were not applicable to a party which advocated very different valuations for the same property in different contexts (value for confirmation purposes was several million dollars less than the value of the ...
Judge(s): 
KIng, Clement and Owen
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Thompson-Rossbach v. Doeling (In re Thompson-Rossbach)

Citation: 
No. 15-6012 (8th Cir. B.A.P. Dec. 2, 2015).
Ruling: 
Trust distributions that had become fully alienable and were no longer protected by spendthrift provisions were not excluded from the bankruptcy estate by § 541(c)(2) and were therefore available for distribution by the trustee to creditors. Affirmed.
Judge(s): 
Schermer, Saladino, and Nail.
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Dittmaier v. Sosne (In re Dittmaier)

Citation: 
Dittmaier v. Sosne (In re Dittmaier), Case No. 15-1340 (8th Cir. November 17, 2015)
Ruling: 
Missouri Revised Statue section 513.430.1(10)(a), providing for an exemption in the "right to receive . . . a public assistance benefit", is not applicable to public assistance benefits in the possession of the debtor. Public assistance benefits received by ...
Judge(s): 
Wollman, Bright and Colloton
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In re Blendheim, No. 13-35354 (9th Cir. Oct. 1, 2015).

Citation: 
In re Blendheim, No. 13-35354 (9th Cir. Oct. 1, 2015).
Ruling: 
A discharge-ineligible chapter 13 debtor may avoid a lien under section 506(d) after the bankruptcy court has disallowed the creditor’s proof of claim.
Judge(s): 
Richard A. Perez, Jay S. Bybee, and Consuelo M. Callahan, Circuit Judges. Opinion by Judge Bybee.
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Southwest Securities, FSB v. Segner, Jr.

Citation: 
Case No. 14-41463 (5th Cir. Dec. 29, 2015)
Ruling: 
AFFIRMED by 5th Circuit. In reviewing the origins of the "primarily for the benefit of" language from In re Delta Towers, Ltd., 924 F.2d 74, 76 (5th Cir. 1991) requirement of Section 506 (c), the Court held that while an ...
Judge(s): 
Benavides, Dennis and Costa, Circuit Judges.
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