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In re Edwin Earl Elliott

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In re Donald and Jane Nichols

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Lankford v. Wagner

Citation:
16-2221 (10th Circuit, Apr 07,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The 10th Circuit affirmed the order of dismissal. The Barton doctrine, derived from Barton v. Barbour, 104 U.S. 126 (1881) and its progeny, "precludes suit against a bankruptcy trustee for claims...
Judge(s):
Kelly, Matheson, and McHugh, Circuit Judges
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Koyle v. Sand Canyon Corp.

Citation:
No. 16-4035 (10th Circuit, Mar 31,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
10th Circuit affirmed the ruling of the district court (D. Utah) granting summary judgment in favor of defendants in debtor diversity suit challenging defendants' attempt to foreclose on deed of...
Judge(s):
Kelly, Briscoe, Lucero
Tag(s):

Martinez v. Sears (In re Sears)

Citation:
BAP No. CO-16-025 (10th Circuit, Mar 24,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
A prima facie case under § 727(a)(3) requires a showing that debtor failed to maintain and preserve adequate records and that the failure made it impossible to ascertain his financial condition...
Judge(s):
Cornish, Michael, Hall (Michael)
Tag(s):

Colby v. Milholland

Citation:
BAP CO-16-019 (10th Circuit, Mar 07,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
BAP for 10th Cir. affirmed ruling of bankruptcy court (D. Colo) finding that order limiting discovery was not abuse of discretion given parties' attempt to abuse discovery for attrition purposes....
Judge(s):
Karlin, Jacobvitz, Mosier
Tag(s):

Liberty Bank, F.S.B. v. D.J. Christie, Inc.

Citation:
16-3230 (10th Circuit, Mar 07,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Reviewing the bankruptcy court's approval of the settlement independently, applying de novo review to legal determinations and reviewing factual findings for clear error, the 10th Circuit affirmed....
Judge(s):
Phillips, McHugh, and Moritz, Circuit Judges
Tag(s):

Terrell v. IRS (In re Terrell)

Citation:
WO-16-007 (10th Circuit, Feb 17,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
A debtor who has been criminally convicted for tax-related crimes may be collaterally estopped from discharging his tax debt in bankruptcy for the subject years if these elements are met: (1) the...
Judge(s):
NUGENT, ROMERO, MOSIER (Romero)
Tag(s):

Blixseth v. Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado, Inc.

Citation:
No. 15-1375 (10th Circuit, Feb 03,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Tenth Circuit affirmed the district court's (D. Colo.) dismissal under Rule 12 and Rule 56 of 27 claims against three defendants (the same nine claims against each) for alleged torts related to...
Judge(s):
Phillips & Seymour (Judge Gorsuch of the panel did not participate in the judgment)
Tag(s):

Levin v. Carlton (In re Carlton)

Citation:
BAP No. CO-15-044 (10th Circuit, Jan 18,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Although the Court addressed multiple procedural and substantive issues in the opinion, it principally held that the mere recitation of procedural rules and requirements is insufficient to warrant...
Judge(s):
Nugent, Somers, and Hall.
Tag(s):

Hermann v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co.

Citation:
No. 16-1145 (10th Circuit, Jan 12,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Tenth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of a debtor's claim against an insurance company for wrongful denial of a worker's compensation, holding that the debtor was judicially...
Judge(s):
Holmes, Baldock, and Bacharach
Tag(s):

Rupp v. Auld (In re Auld)

Citation:
BAP No. UT-15-061 (10th Circuit, Jan 03,2017) Published
Case Status:
Reversed
Ruling:

Although the chapter 7 trustee's pleading was inartfully crafted, the relief requested for turnover and production of documents and information from the debtor should have been granted. ...

Judge(s):
Nugent, Somers, and Hall
Tag(s):

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