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In re Edwin Earl Elliott

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In re Donald and Jane Nichols

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Evan Crocker, et al v. Navient Solutions, L.L.C., (In re Crocker)

Citation:
18-20254 (5th Circuit, Oct 22,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
In a perplexing ruling regarding a court's ability to enforce the discharge injunction, the Fifth Circuit ruled that only a court in the district that issued the discharge could enforce the...
Judge(s):
STEWART, SOUTHWICK and ENGELHARDT
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Thomas v. Department of Education (In re Thomas)

Citation:
18-11091 (5th Circuit, Jul 30,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Reaffirming its commitment to the Brunner test to determine the dischargeability of student loans, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the lower courts’ refusal to discharge a chapter 7 debtor’s student...
Judge(s):
Jones, Ho, and Oldham
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Kemp v. U.S. Department of Education

Citation:
17-6032 (8th Circuit, Aug 24,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
In order to obtain a section 523(a)(8) discharge, a debtor must introduce a preponderance of evidence that shows that any obligation to repay student loan debt imposes an undue hardship on the...
Judge(s):
SALADINO, NAIL and SHODEEN
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Chenault v. Great Lakes Higher Edu Corp.

Citation:
18-8003 (6th Circuit, Jul 05,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy court's (E.D. Ky.) dismissal of the debtor’s undue hardship student loan complaint because the debtor failed to state...
Judge(s):
Buchanan, Dales (author), Opperman
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Dorsey v. U.S. Department of Education (In the Matter of Dorsey)

Citation:
16-31085 (5th Circuit, Sep 01,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
1) The deadline in Bankruptcy Rule 8002 is jurisdictional. The failure to timely file a notice of appeal deprives the district court or BAP, and the Court of Appeals, of jurisdiction. (2) Filing a...
Judge(s):
SMITH, OWEN, HIGGINSON
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Olsen v. Finance Authority of Maine

Citation:
BAP No. EP 16-058, BK Case No. 14-20859-PGC, Adv. Pro. No. 15-02031-PGC (1st Circuit, Jul 19,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed in part and Reversed in part
Ruling:
Inga Olsen (the “Debtor”) appeals from the bankruptcy court’s October 26, 2016 judgment in favor of creditor Finance Authority of Maine (“FAME”), determining that: (1) her student loan...
Judge(s):
BAP (Bailey, Godoy and Panos) appeal from USBC-Maine (Hon. Peter G. Cary)
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