Annette Diaz v. Mary Viegelahn

Citation:
19-50982 (5th Circuit, Aug 26,2020) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
A bankruptcy court's local rule requiring that all chapter 13 debtors turn over income tax returns over $2,000 is invalid because it breaches below-median income debtors' substantive rights and...
Judge(s):
STEWART, CLEMENT, and COSTA
Tag(s):

In re Sisk, Candalla and Mercado

Citation:
18-17445; 18-17446; 18-17447; 18-17448 (9th Circuit, Jun 22,2020) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed in part and Reversed in part
Ruling:
When there is no objection, a chapter 13 plan need not include a fixed duration, because chapter 13 does not expressly prohibit plans with estimated lengths.
Judge(s):
Wardlaw, Smith, Bumatay
Tag(s):

Gloria Penn v. Mary Viegelahn (In re Gloria Penn)

Citation:
18-51055 (5th Circuit, Oct 09,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Rendered
Ruling:
The Chapter 13 debtor's appeals were dismissed as MOOT because the bankruptcy court's orders denying confirmation of her chapter 13 plan and dismissing the petition were not final, appealable...
Judge(s):
Clement, Elrod, Duncan (per curiam)
Tag(s):

Lawson v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (In re Lawson)

Citation:
BAP No. CC-19-1011-TaSKu; Bk. No. 8:18-bk-13376-ES (9th Circuit, Jul 31,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing debtor's chapter 13 case after denying confirmation of her plan.
Judge(s):
Taylor, Spraker, Kurtz
Tag(s):

Booker v. Johns (In re Booker)

Citation:
18-30526 (5th Circuit, Feb 11,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Bankruptcy court clearly erred by finding that a Chapter 13 plan was not offered "in good faith" because it allowed elderly debtors to retain a 20-year-old fishing boat that served as part of the...
Judge(s):
Jolly, Jones, Dennis
Tag(s):

In re Escarcega, et al.

Citation:
NC-16-1333 through -1336, and NC-16-1358 (9th Circuit, Sep 06,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
In a lengthy opinion, the BAP: (1) held that (a) confirmed Chapter 13 plans could not cannot properly provide the debtors with the right to unilaterally modify the plan without notice and court...
Judge(s):
JURY, FARIS, BRAND, US Bankruptcy Judges
Tag(s):

Adinolfi v. Meyer (In re Adinolfi)

Citation:
9th Cir. BAP No. EC-15-1091-JuFD (published Feb. 19, 2016)
Ruling:
The exclusion from a Chapter 13 debtor's "disposable income" for “benefits received under the Social Security Act” also excludes Adoption Assistance payments; such payments are “benefits...
Judge(s):
FARIS, DUNN, and JURY, Bankruptcy Judges
Tag(s):

Arenas v. U.S. Trustee (In re Arenas)

Citation:
Arenas v. U.S. Trustee (In re Arenas), Case No. CO-14-046 (10th Cir. B.A.P. Aug. 21, 2015)
Ruling:
A debtor engaged in the marijuana business legally under state law, but in violation of federal law, cannot obtain relief in the federal bankruptcy court. Engaging in federal criminal conduct...
Judge(s):
Cornish, Nugent, and Somers
Tag(s):

Colbourne v. Ocwen (In re Colbourne)

Citation:
Greg F. Colbourne v. Ocwen 12-14722(11th Cir Oct, 2013) (unpublished)(per curiam)
Ruling:
Circuit Court affirmed bankruptcy court ruling that because Debtor ineligible for a Chapter 13 discharge he could not cram down the value on first-priority liens on investment properties in his...
Judge(s):
Circuit Judges Martin, Fay, Edmondson
Tag(s):

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