In re Lac-Megantic Train Derailment Litigation

Citation:
No. 17-1108 (1st Circuit, Jun 02,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and not the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, apply to cases for which federal courts have jurisdiction under the "related to" jurisdictional grant of 28...
Judge(s):
Lynch and Selya, Circuit Judges, and Katzmann, Judge of the US Court of International Trade, sitting by designation
Tag(s):

In re Paul Francis

Citation:
19-9011 (1st Circuit, Apr 27,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
A bankruptcy court's authority to enforce its own orders gives the court power to dismiss a bankruptcy petition, and to deny the debtor a discharge, if the debtor willfully fails to comply with the...
Judge(s):
Thompson, Selya, and Kayatta
Tag(s):

In re Donald Kupperstein

Citation:
20-1472 (1st Circuit, Apr 22,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirming the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts (BC), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (Circuit) for the first time formally extended its preexisting...
Judge(s):
Jeffrey R. Howard; Kermit V. Lipez; and Ojetta Rogeriee Thompson
Tag(s):

Assured Gauranty Corp. v Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Citation:
20-1930 (1st Circuit, Mar 03,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (Circuit) held that the judge sitting by designation on the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico solely for hearing petitions under...
Judge(s):
Sandra L. Lynch; Kermit V. Lipez, and Ojetta R. Thompson
Tag(s):

In re COOPERATIVA DE AHORRO Y CREDITO DR

Citation:
19-1391 (1st Circuit, Mar 02,2021) Published
Case Status:
Dismissed
Ruling:
The Court of Appeals dismissed the Credit Unions' challenge to the Title III court's confirmation of the COFINA Plan as equitably moot.
Judge(s):
Howard and Kayata
Tag(s):

Mission Product Holdings v. Schleicher and Stebbings Hotels LLC

Citation:
19-9004 (1st Circuit, Oct 01,2020) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Appellate mootness rejected and bankruptcy court affirmed on the merits.
Judge(s):
Howard, C.J.; Selya; and Kayatta (author)
Tag(s):

In re Jeffrey Rockwell

Citation:
19-2074 (1st Circuit, Jul 30,2020) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Upon conversion to chapter 7, the homestead exemption claimed on the original chapter 13 case, maintains the status it held on the day of the filing of the bankruptcy petition.
Judge(s):
Thompson, Lipez, and Kayatta
Tag(s):

Wheeling and Lake Erie Ry. Co. v. Keach

Citation:
19-1894 (1st Circuit, Apr 09,2020) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The First Circuit affirmed the district court judgment giving due deference to the factfinder's resolution of the burden of proof issue.
Judge(s):
Howard, Salya and Lynch
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):

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