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Valentine v. JP Morgan Chase Bank Nat'l Assoc.

Citation:
17-40710 (5th Circuit, Jun 14,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirmed District Court's dismissal of a bankruptcy appeal for want of prosecution where the debtor-appellant repeatedly failed to comply with orders directing her to pay filing fees or to file the...
Judge(s):
Higginbotham, Jones, and Smith
Tag(s):

Townsend v. Ganci

Citation:
17-921-bk (2nd Circuit, Jun 11,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Summary Order, WITH NO PRECEDENTIAL EFFECT. Debt arising from civil judgment based on Title VII hostile work environment claims following jury trial held non-dischargeable under section 523(a)(6)...
Judge(s):
Cabranes, J.; Lynch, J.; Carney, J.
Tag(s):

Wallach v. Smith (In re Nanodynamics, Inc.)

Citation:
17-2410-cv (2nd Circuit, Jun 13,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Summary Order, WITH NO PRECEDENTIAL EFFECT. Stock subscription agreement not enforceable by Chapter 7 trustee in bankruptcy under 11 U.S.C. section 365(c)(2), which precludes assumption of " a...
Judge(s):
Dennis Jacobs, Denny Chin, and Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., Circuit Judges
Tag(s):

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE v MURPHY

Citation:
17-1601 (1st Circuit, Jun 07,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Under 26 USC § 7433(e), the IRS's good faith belief that it has a right to collect the purportedly discharged debts is not relevant to determining whether it "willfully violate[d]" the discharge...
Judge(s):
Stahl and Souter in the majority, and Lynch dissenting.
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):

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v WILLIAMS

Citation:
17-2244 (7th Circuit, Jun 06,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision, finding, among other things, that the district court: (i) did not violate the 6th Amendment’s Confrontation Clause...
Judge(s):
Flaum, Sykes, and Hamilton
Tag(s):

IN RE BLASINGAME

Citation:
17-8029, 2018 WL 2711204 (6th Circuit, Jun 06,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Creditor cannot assert derivative standing to bring adversary proceeding where Trustee does not have standing in first instance.
Judge(s):
Humphrey, Opperman and Wise
Tag(s):

IN RE SINGH

Citation:
NC-17-1217-FBTa (9th Circuit, Jun 05,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
BAP for 9th Cir. affirmed ruling of bankruptcy court (ND Cal.) dismissing adversary proceeding with prejudice. After 9 year campaign opposing foreclosure, Debtor/plaintiff in his 10th bankruptcy...
Judge(s):
Faris, Brand, Taylor
Tag(s):

IN TR SEPEHRY-FARD

Citation:
NC-17-1118-BTaF & NC-17-1123-BTaF (9th Circuit, Jun 05,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
BAP for 9th Cir. dismissed as moot and affirmed remaining ruling of bankruptcy court (ND Cal.) ruling that automatic stay expired after 30 days for repeat filer, and alternatively granting relief...
Judge(s):
Brand, Taylor, Faris
Tag(s):

Giese v. Lexington Coal Company (In re HNRC Dissolution Co.)

Citation:
16-8013 (6th Circuit, Jun 01,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
On de novo review, the BAP affirmed the Bankruptcy Court's decision to hear, and to dismiss, all seven (7) counts of the State Action. The BAP agreed that a "proceeding" under 28 U.S.C. 1334(c)...
Judge(s):
Harrison, Opperman, and Preston
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