Kenneth Benjamin v. United States of America

Citation:
18-20185 (5th Circuit, Jul 25,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
The plain meaning of section 405(h) of the Social Security Act did *not* bar a bankruptcy court from exercising jurisdiction over the debtor's claims under 28 USC 1334. The Fifth Circuit sided...
Judge(s):
Clement, Graves and Oldham
Tag(s):

WHITE v SQUARE, INC.

Citation:
No. 16-17137 (9th Circuit, Jun 07,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
9th Cir. issued order certifying questions to California Supreme Court regarding standing to sue under California's Unruh Act (equal protection statute). Issue was whether bankruptcy attorney had...
Judge(s):
Paez, Ikuta, Vialiano* (*sitting by designation)
Tag(s):

Pollitzer v. Gebhardt

Citation:
No. 16-11506; D.C. Docket Nos. 1:15-cv-20376-JEM; 11-bkc-16703-LMI (11th Circuit, Jun 27,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
In affirming the district court and bankruptcy court, the 11th Circuit held that 11 U.S.C. 707(b) applies to a petition that was initially filed under Chapter 13 but later converted to a petition...
Judge(s):
Carnes, Anderson, and Parker
Tag(s):

Marblegate Asset Management, LLC v. Education Management Finance Corp.

Citation:
2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 782 (2nd Circuit, Jan 17,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Section 316(b) of the Trust Indenture Act prohibits only non‐consensual amendments to an indenture’s core payment terms; it does not protect a creditor's practical ability to collect on...
Judge(s):
CABRANES, STRAUB, and LOHIER
Tag(s):

Lynch v. Jackson

Citation:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit: No. 16-1358 (4th Circuit, Jan 04,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:

Debtors [Individuals filing under Chapter 7 for relief with respect to the "Means Testing" pursuant to 11 U.S.C. 707(b) ] are entitled to the full National and Local Standard amount for a...

Judge(s):
Before Circuit Judges Motz, Keenan, and Thacker.
Tag(s):

Germeraad v. Powers, No. 14-CV-03128 (7th Cir. June 23, 2016) (unpublished).

Citation:
Germeraad v. Powers, No. 14-CV-03128 (7th Cir. June 23, 2016) (unpublished).
Ruling:
A bankruptcy court has discretion to modify a Chapter 13 plan based on an increase in the Debtors’ post-confirmation income.
Judge(s):
Bauer, Williams, and Adelman (District Judge of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation)
Tag(s):

Brown v. Van Ru Credit Corp.

Citation:
File Name15a1252p.06; Case No. 15-1323, U.S. Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit (Oct. 22, 2015)
Ruling:
A voicemail by a student loan credit collection agency to a business owned by someone who owes student loan debt which simply provides the name of the caller, a reference number and the creditor's...
Judge(s):
Rogers and Donald, Circuit Court Judges, and Rose, District Judge, sitting by designation.
Tag(s):

Franklin CA Tax-Free Trust v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Citation:
First Circuit #15-1218, 1221, 1271 & 1272
Ruling:
Affirms District Court's holding that §903 of the Bankruptcy Code pre-empts Puerto Rico's recently enacted "Recovery Act", relating to municipal bankruptcy. One judge concurred, but would find...
Judge(s):
Lynch (author), Howard, and Toruella (concurring in the judgment but would hold that exclusion of Puerto Rico is unconstitutional).
Tag(s):

Miller v. United States Trustee (In re Miller)

Citation:
Miller v. U.S. Trustee (In re Miller), BAP No. WY-14-002 (October 8, 2014)
Ruling:
For purposes of Chapter 7 eligibility, the means test under 11 USC 707(b) and 101(10A) requires calculation of all income received by a debtor in the six month look back period, rather than just...
Judge(s):
Nugent, Karlin, Somers
Tag(s):

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