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Allen Diamond v. Hogan Lovells US

Citation:
15-16326 through 15-16333 (9th Circuit, Feb 27,2020) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Under the law governing law firms operating under the District of Columbia partnership law, hourly-billed matters are not property of the law firm, a former partner owes no continuing duty to the...
Judge(s):
Gould, Murguia and Freudenthal
Tag(s):

USA v. John Chesteen, Jr.

Citation:
19-30195 (5th Circuit, Feb 20,2020) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Shared-Responsibility payments (i.e., the individual mandate) under the pre-2017 version of the Affordable Care Act were not "excise taxes" entitled to priority treatment under 11 USC...
Judge(s):
Owen, Barksdale and Duncan
Tag(s):

Dewitt v. Stewart (In re Stewart)

Citation:
18-9007 (1st Circuit, Feb 03,2020) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
The bankruptcy court misapplied the standard for fraudulent intent under § 523(a)(2)(A) -- best articulated by our decision in Palmacci v. Umpierrez, 121 F.3d 781 (1st Cir. 1997) -- which it was...
Judge(s):
Howard, Torruella, Seyla
Tag(s):

In re Blake and India Rose Mcharo

Citation:
BAP No. OR-19-1010-LTaF (9th Circuit, Jan 09,2020) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
BAP for 9th Cir. reversed ruling of bankruptcy court (D. Or.) and remanded. Debtor's silence, i.e., failure to disclose that he had obtained employment while procuring unemployment benefits was...
Judge(s):
Lafferty, Taylor, Faris
Tag(s):

Cheri Whitlock v. John Lowe

Citation:
18-50335 (5th Circuit, Dec 23,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
A trustee cannot use 11 USC 550(a) to "recover" fraudulently conveyed property or its value from a transferee if the transferee returned the property to the debtor pre-petition. Once fraudulently...
Judge(s):
Oldham, Clement, Duncan
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Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC v. Chuck Willis

Citation:
No. 18-60344 (5th Circuit, Dec 12,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
it is for the arbitrator—not (the court)—to decide whether Willis’s TILA claim is arbitrable. It is similarly the arbitrator’s province to resolve the inconsistent procedural terms....
Judge(s):
OWEN, Chief Judge, SMITH and DENNIS, Circuit Judges
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Ultra Petroleum Corporation, et al v. Ad Hoc Commi

Citation:
No. 17-20793 (5th Circuit, Nov 26,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
On direct appeal, 5th Cir. reversed and remanded bankruptcy court (SD Tx.) ruling that class of noteholders were impaired by solvent debtor's chapter 11 plan that provided creditors with full...
Judge(s):
Davis, Engelhardt, Oldham
Tag(s):

In re Donnadio

Citation:
19-8004, 2019 WL 6270946 (6th Cir. BAP 2019) (6th Circuit, Nov 25,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Court cannot confirm Plan as matter of law where Plan provides for payment of secured claim but does not expressly provide that Creditor will retain lien until obligation is paid in full under...
Judge(s):
Wise, Buchanan and Harrison
Tag(s):

In re Donnadio

Citation:
19-8004 (6th Circuit, Nov 25,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
The Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel has identified a flaw in the national Chapter 13 plan form. The BAP reversed the bankruptcy court's decision overruling an objection to confirmation and...
Judge(s):
Buchanan, Harrison and Wise; opinion by Wise
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Mark DeGiacomo v. Sacred Heart Univeristy (In re Palladino)

Citation:
17-1334 (1st Circuit, Nov 12,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Payments made by debtors to a university for a child's college education are per se constructively fraudulent transfers under section 548 when the payments were made when the parents were...
Judge(s):
Howard, Torruella, and Lynch
Tag(s):

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