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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
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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)
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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Financial Corp., L.L.C. (In re Skyport Global Communications, Inc.), Case No. 15-20243 (5th Cir. Oct. 12, 2016) (unpublished)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
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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
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Hennigan v. Smith (In the Matter of Smith)

Citation:
Unpublished Opinion - Case No. 16-20241 (5th Cir. Aug. 17, 2016)
Ruling:
AFFIRMED lower courts' orders and upheld the debtor's homestead exemption, even though the debtor clearly intended to sell the property and move back to Australia. "The fact that a party desires...
Judge(s):
(per curiam) Jolly, Davis, Southwick
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Baker v. Harrington (In re Hoover)

Citation:
No. 15-2384 (1st Cir.)
Ruling:
The court affirmed the bankruptcy court's sanction against the Debtor's attorney for twice describing applicable law in a misleading way. The appeals court found that the Bankruptcy Court had not...
Judge(s):
Lynch, Kayatta, and Barron
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Halloum v. McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth (In re Halloum)

Citation:
BAP No. EC-15-1291-DTaJu (BAP 9th Cir. Jun. 28, 2016) (unpublished)
Ruling:
The BAP for the 9th Circuit affirmed the ruling of the bankruptcy court (E.D. Ca.) finding no abuse of discretion in approving a final fee application for debtor's former counsel through a...
Judge(s):
Dunn, Taylor, Jury
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