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Cadwell v. Kaufman, Englett & Lynd, PLLC

Citation:
17-10810 (11th Circuit, Mar 30,2018) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
An attorney violates 11 U.S.C. 526(a)(4) if the attorney instructs a client to pay bankruptcy-related legal fees using a credit card. After going through several ways that 11 U.S.C. 526(a)(4) may...
Judge(s):
Carnes, Newsom, and Siler
Tag(s):

In the Matter of Husain

Citation:
15-3308 and 16-1254 (7th Circuit, Aug 08,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Where a bankruptcy attorney forges his clients’ signatures, omits material assets of which he is aware, and commits extensive perjury regarding these actions, he is not entitled to remain in the...
Judge(s):
Bauer and Easterbrook (DeGulio, District Judge)
Tag(s):

Edmondson v. Gordon (In re Gordon)

Citation:
12-09605 (6th Circuit, May 18,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed in part and Reversed in part
Ruling:
The Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the Bankruptcy Court's contempt finding and remanded for determination of amount of sanctions to be awarded. The Panel affirmed the Bankruptcy...
Judge(s):
DELK, HUMPHREY, and OPPERMAN
Tag(s):

Selenberg v. Bates (In re Selenberg)

Citation:
16-30649 (5th Circuit, May 08,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Fifth Circuit affirmed ruling of district court (E.D. La.), which affirmed bankruptcy court judgment in favor of creditor on 523(a)(2)(A) claim. Debtor attorney obtained extension of credit from...
Judge(s):
Prado, Higginson, Costa
Tag(s):

Brown Media Corp. v. K&L Gates, LLP

Citation:
15-4185-cv (2nd Circuit, Apr 14,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed
Ruling:
The 2nd Cir Ct of App held that res judicata did not bar plaintiff claims of breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and fraud against defendant law firm in connection with plaintiff’s...
Judge(s):
Hall, Livingston, Circuit Judges, and Garaufis, District Judge, sitting by designation
Tag(s):

Armendariz v. Chowaiki

Citation:
16-50905 (5th Circuit, Mar 30,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed in part and Reversed in part
Ruling:
"With no opinion on how this [Rule 11 sanctions] issue should come out on remand, we reverse and remand this issue to the district court for a 'brief statement of reasons' justifying its denial of...
Judge(s):
Stewart, Jolly, Jones (per curiam)
Tag(s):

Goldman v. Bankton Financial Corp., L.L.C. (In re Skyport Global Communications, Inc.)

Citation:
Goldman v. Bankton Financial Corp., L.L.C. (In re Skyport Global Communications, Inc.), Case No. 15-20243 (5th Cir. Oct. 12, 2016) (unpublished)
Ruling:
Affirmed contempt order and sanctions award against attorney and financial advisor for contacting witnesses without permission in violation of the bankruptcy court's preliminary injunction.
Judge(s):
Elrod, Graves, Costa
Tag(s):

Scarbrough v. Purser (In the Matter of Scarbrough)

Citation:
--- F.3d ---, Case No. 15-51045 (5th Cir. 2016)
Ruling:
AFFIRMED lower courts' rulings that state court judgment and sanctions were non-dischargeable under 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(2)(A) & (a)(6). Court of appeals rejected all grounds raised by the debtor,...
Judge(s):
Stewart, Clement, Haynes
Tag(s):

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