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In re Khabushani

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Loughran v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Summarizing by Sarah Tomlinson

Halper v. Twin Palms Lending Group, LLC

Citation:
CC-17-1171-FSTa/CC-17-1172-FSTa (related) (9th Circuit, Mar 13,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Bankruptcy court did not err in granting default judgment against debtor/defendant who refused to sit for her deposition in two related adversary proceedings for over five years.
Judge(s):
Faris, Speaker, Taylor
Tag(s):

Lowe v. Ransier

Citation:
Nos. 15-8053/8055; File No. 18b0003p.06 (6th Circuit, Mar 13,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) affirmed Bankruptcy Court's decision that found indirect equity owner of Debtor in contempt for pursuing claims in his own name in state court under...
Judge(s):
BAP Judges Delk, Harrison and Opperman (Chief- wrote opinion)
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IN RE: JFK CAPITAL HOLDINGS, L.L.C

Citation:
16-31151 (5th Circuit, Jan 26,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed in part and Reversed in part
Ruling:
Concerning Chapter 7 trustee fees, the Fifth Circuit rejected the rule that Section 326 is merely a statutory cap on fees that may be awarded to chapter 7 trustees. Instead, the Court held that...
Judge(s):
Reavley, Southwick and Haynes
Tag(s):

U.S. Energy Development Corp. v. CL III Funding Holding Co., L.L.C. In the Matter of WBH Energy, L.P.)

Citation:
17-50217 (5th Circuit, Jan 10,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Lower Court's affirmed. Appellant is not entitled to attorneys' fees because it was not a "prevailing party" as required under the applicable documents.
Judge(s):
Higginbotham, Jones and Graves
Tag(s):

Church Joint Venture, L.P. v. Grusin (In re Blasingame)

Citation:
16-6776 (6th Circuit, Jan 04,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Sixth Circuit reverses the imposition of sanctions by the bankruptcy court under Rule 9011 and 28 USC Sec. 1927 (but affirms the BAP), holding that Grusin did not file the debtors petition,...
Judge(s):
Keith, McKeague and Stranch; opinion by Keith
Tag(s):

BARTENWERFER v BUCKLEY

Citation:
NC-16-1277-BJuF; NC-16-1299-BJuF (cross-appeals) (9th Circuit, Dec 22,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed in part and Reversed in part
Ruling:
Bankruptcy court's rulings on issue preclusion, nondischargeability under 523(a)(2)(A), and fees and interest were affirmed in part and vacated and remanded in part.
Judge(s):
Brand, Jury and Faris
Tag(s):

Cole v. Bordeaux, LLP (In re Cole)

Citation:
BAP No. CC-17-1176-KuSA (9th Circuit, Dec 04,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
BAP (9th Cir.) affirmed bankruptcy court (C.D. Cal.) order granting fee application for ch. 13 debtor's counsel over objection of ch. 13 debtor. Bankruptcy court neither abused discretion nor...
Judge(s):
Kurtz, Spraker, Alston
Tag(s):

Weinberg v. Scott E. Kaplan, LLC

Citation:
16-4145 (3rd Circuit, Aug 21,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal by the District Court of a malpractice lawsuit brought by plaintiffs against their former chapter 11 bankruptcy attorney, on grounds that the lawsuit was barred...
Judge(s):
Greenaway, R., Shwartz, and Rendell
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):

Blixseth v. Yellowstone Mountain Club, LLC

Citation:
12-35986 (9th Circuit, Apr 18,2017) Published
Case Status:
Dismissed
Ruling:
Appellant's counsel's motion for reconsideration of Appellate Commissioner's orders awarding attorneys' fees and costs under Fed. Rule App. Proc. 38 and 28 USC 1927 denied.
Judge(s):
Kozinski, Paez, Berzon
Tag(s):

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