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Mastro v. Rigby

Citation: 
Mastro v. Rigby, Case No. 13-35209 (9th Cir. Aug. 22, 2014)
Ruling: 
REVERSED and REMANDED district court's dismissal of appeal under fugitive disentitlement doctrine with instructions to consider merits of appeal from bankruptcy court's judgment of fraudulent transfer.
Judge(s): 
Arthur L. Alarcon, A. Wallace Tashmina, and Mary H. Murguia. Opinion by Judge Tashmina.
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Wortley v. Chrispus Venture Capital, LLC (In re Global Energies, LLC)

Citation: 
Wortley v. Chrispus Venture Capital, LLC (In re Global Energies, LLC), Case No. 13-11666 (11th Cir. Aug. 15, 2014) (unpublished) (per curiam).
Ruling: 
The Eleventh Circuit held that the bankruptcy court abused its discretion and applied the incorrect legal standard in denying Joseph G. Wortley’s (“Wortley”) Rule 60(b)(2) motion to set aside an order denying his motion to dismiss an involuntary chapter 11 ...
Judge(s): 
Fay, Circuit Judge, and Hodges and Huck, District Judges.
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R. Galaz v. L. Galaz (In the Matter of L. Galaz)

Citation: 
Case No. 13-50781 c/w 13-50783 (5th Cir. August 25, 2014)
Ruling: 
VACATED and REMANDED by 5th Circuit. Subject matter jurisdiction is reviewed de novo. Held that Debtor's claim was indeed "related to" the bankruptcy case because it could increase the estate but the bankruptcy court did not have the constitutional authority ...
Judge(s): 
Higginbotham, Jones, and Prado, Circuit Judges
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Agri Star Meat & Poultry, LLC v. Nevel Properties Corp.

Citation: 
Agri Star Meat & Poultry, LLC v. Nevel Properties Corp., 8th Cir. Court of Appeals, No. 13-1161, August 28, 2014
Ruling: 
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling by the 8th Circuit district court and the bankruptcy court which concluded that SHF did not have any rights to a well located on land owned by Nevel. The bankruptcy ...
Judge(s): 
RILEY, Chief Judge, MELLOY and BENTON, Circuit Judges.
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America's Servicing Co. v. Schwartz-Tallard (In re Schwartz-Tallard)

Citation: 
America's Servicing Co. v. Schwartz-Tallard (In re Schwartz-Tallard) Case No. 12-60052 (9th Cir. CA August 29, 2014)
Ruling: 
Judge Huck delivered the Opinion of the majority. Legal fees incurred defending an appeal by a creditor previously determined to have violated the automatic stay are included in § 362(k)(1)'s definition of actual damages.
Judge(s): 
J. Clifford Wallace and Ronald M. Gould, Circuit Judges, and Paul C. Huck, Senior District Judge (for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, sitting by designation)
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