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Kleen Products LLC, et al. v. International Paper Company, et al.

Citation: 
Nos. 15-2385 & 15-238
Ruling: 
With respect to the central issue of class certification under FRCP 23(a) and (b)(3), the sole contested points relate only to the requirements of predominance and superiority. But since Defendants did not challenge Purchasers’ experts per Daubert and FRE 702, ...
Judge(s): 
Wood, Bauer, Williams
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FTI Consulting, Inc. v. Merit Management Group, LP

Citation: 
FTI Consulting, Inc. v. Merit Mgmt. Group, LP), Case No. 15-3388 (7th Cir. July 28, 2016).
Ruling: 
The safe harbor provision of 11 U.S.C. § 546(e) does not shield a transfer of funds through a financial institution acting only as a conduit between the debtor and the transferee, neither of which were of a type of entity ...
Judge(s): 
Wood, Posner, Rovner (Wood)
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Ulrich v. Walker (In re Boates)

Citation: 
In re Boates, No. AZ-15-1279-KuJaJu (9th Cir. B.A.P. July 8, 2016). Published.
Ruling: 
A chapter 7 debtor’s rights arising from a prepetition payment to a lawyer are estate property, even if the engagement agreement isn't executory.
Judge(s): 
Christopher D. Jaime, Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of California, sitting by designation, and Meredith A. Jury and Frank L. Kurtz, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judges.
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United Surety & Indemnity Co. v. Lopez-Munoz

Citation: 
United Surety & Indemnity Co. v. Lopez-Munoz, ___ B.R. ___ (B.A.P. 1st Cir. 2016)
Ruling: 
The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit affirms the bankruptcy court's determination to deny the request for appointment of a chapter 11 trustee.
Judge(s): 
Bailey, Finkle and Fagone
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Hernandez vs. Williams, Zinman & Parhan, PC

Citation: 
Hernandez vs. Williams, Zinman & Parhan, PC, Case No. 14-15672 (9th Cir. Jul. 20, 2016)
Ruling: 
The FDCPA unambiguously requires any debt collector, whether an initial or subsequent collector, to send a § 1692g(a) validation notice within five days of its first communication with a consumer in connection with the collection of any debt.
Judge(s): 
Noonan, Gould, Friedland
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