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Taylor v. Singh (In re Singh)

Citation:
In re Singh, No. CC-15-1126-TaFC (9th Cir. B.A.P. Feb. 26, 2016).
Ruling:
A lawyer’s failure to prepare a status report before an adversary-proceeding status conference did not warrant the terminating sanction of dismissal of the action. Not-for-publication memorandum.
Judge(s):
Laura S. Taylor and Robert J. Faris, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judges, and Fred C. Corbit, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Spokane, sitting by designation.
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Clabaugh v. Grant (In re Grant)

Citation:
Clabaugh v. Grant (In re Grant), Case No. 15-035 (BAP 10th Cir. February 4, 2016). Unpublished.
Ruling:
Even when an underlying debt is nondischargeable, neither the Bankruptcy Code in general, nor § 522(f) in particular, restricts or limits the debtor’s right to avoid a judicial lien emanating...
Judge(s):
Karlin, Cornish, Michael (Karlin)
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Arciniega v. Clark (In re Arciniega)

Citation:
BAP No. CC-15-1123-KiGD (BAP 9th Cir. Feb. 03, 2016)
Ruling:
In an unpublished decision, the BAP for the 9th Circuit affirmed in part, reversed in part, and vacated and remanded in part, the judgment of the bankruptcy court (C.D. Cal.) (a) excepting a debt...
Judge(s):
Kirscher, Gan (sitting by designation), and Dunn
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O’Rorke v. Porcaro (In re Porcaro)

Citation:
O’Rorke v. Porcaro (In re Porcaro), BAP No. MW15-026, --- B.R. --- (1st Cir. BAP Feb. 3, 2016)
Ruling:
The BAP affirmed the Bankruptcy Court’s orders granting summary judgment on the judgment creditors’ 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6) nondischargeability claim and denying the debtor’s motion for...
Judge(s):
Deasy, Harwood, Cary
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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...
Judge(s):
Kelly, McKay, Phillips (Kelly)
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Dampier, Jr. v. Credit Investment, Inc., et al (in re Dampier)

Citation:
Dampier, Jr. v. Credit Investments, Inc., et al. (In re Dampier, Jr.) Case No. CO-15-006 (BAP 10th Cir. November 5, 2015). Unpublished.
Ruling:
Bankruptcy court has exclusive jurisdiction to determine the dischargeability of a state court judgment but the bankruptcy court and state court have concurrent jurisdiction to determine the...
Judge(s):
Thurman, Jacobvitz, Hall (Thurman)
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Ng-A-Qui v. College Assist (In re Ng-A-Qui)

Citation:
Ninth Circuit BAP No. WW-14-1551-FJuKi
Ruling:
Applying the three-part Brunner test, Appellant failed to meet her burden to demonstrate undue hardship while attempting to discharge her student loan debt pursuant to 11 USC § 523 (a)(8). Under...
Judge(s):
FARIS, JURY and KIRSCHER, Bankruptcy Judges
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Lakhany v. Khan (In re Lakhany)

Citation:
In re Lakhany, No. CC-14-1486-BrDKi (9th Cir. B.A.P. Sep. 28, 2015).
Ruling:
A creditor without notice of a chapter 7 case may bring a § 523 action after the deadline applicable to creditors with notice—and after case closure. A closed case need not be reopened before a...
Judge(s):
Randall L. Dunn and Ralph B. Kirscher, Bankruptcy Judges, and Philip H. Brandt, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington, sitting by designation. Opinion by Judge Brandt.
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Wickam v. Ivar (In re Werner)

Citation:
Wickam v. Ivar (In re Werner), BAP No. CC–14–1314–TaKuD, 2015 WL 5048151 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. Aug. 25, 2015)
Ruling:
Concluding that the bankruptcy court failed to make sufficient or complete findings with respect to the creditors/plaintiffs’ claims arising from failed real estate investments and each element...
Judge(s):
Taylor, Dunn, and Kurtz, Bankruptcy Judges
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