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Sharon Rose v. Select Portfolio Servicing, et al

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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
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Reach, Incorporated v. J. Smith

Citation:
19-60175 (5th Circuit, Nov 20,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Adding judicial gloss to its earlier Sneed Shipbuilding decision, the Court explained that not all appeals are statutorily moot under 363(m), particularly where there is no evidence of "mutual...
Judge(s):
King, Graves, Willett (per curiam)
Tag(s):

Evan Crocker, et al v. Navient Solutions, L.L.C., (In re Crocker)

Citation:
18-20254 (5th Circuit, Oct 22,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
In a perplexing ruling regarding a court's ability to enforce the discharge injunction, the Fifth Circuit ruled that only a court in the district that issued the discharge could enforce the...
Judge(s):
STEWART, SOUTHWICK and ENGELHARDT
Tag(s):

Educational Financial Service v. Stephanie Henry (In re Henry)

Citation:
18-20809 (5th Circuit, Oct 17,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Bankruptcy Courts have discretion to refuse to compel arbitration of discharge disputes. The Fifth Circuit followed its prior rulings in In re National Gypsum and In re Gandy and found: (1)...
Judge(s):
King, Higginson and Duncan
Tag(s):

Gloria Penn v. Mary Viegelahn (In re Gloria Penn)

Citation:
18-51055 (5th Circuit, Oct 09,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Rendered
Ruling:
The Chapter 13 debtor's appeals were dismissed as MOOT because the bankruptcy court's orders denying confirmation of her chapter 13 plan and dismissing the petition were not final, appealable...
Judge(s):
Clement, Elrod, Duncan (per curiam)
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Dana French v. Linn Energy, L.L.C., et al

Citation:
18-40369 (5th Circuit, Sep 03,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Claimant asserted claims for, among other things, "deemed dividends". The Court held that the deemed dividends gave the Claimant benefits normally reserved for equity investors, and, as a result,...
Judge(s):
Clement, Haynes and Willett
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Port of Corpus Christi Auth v. Sherwin Alumina Company L.L.C.

Citation:
18-40557 (5th Circuit, Aug 06,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The doctrine of sovereign immunity does not preclude a sale of real property under § 363(f) free and clear of an easement across such property that existed in favor of a political subdivision of...
Judge(s):
Higginbotham, Smith, and Higginson
Tag(s):

Thomas v. Department of Education (In re Thomas)

Citation:
18-11091 (5th Circuit, Jul 30,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Reaffirming its commitment to the Brunner test to determine the dischargeability of student loans, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the lower courts’ refusal to discharge a chapter 7 debtor’s student...
Judge(s):
Jones, Ho, and Oldham
Tag(s):

Nabors Offshore Corporation v. Whistler Energy II, LLC

Citation:
18-30940 (5th Circuit, Jul 26,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed in part and Reversed in part
Ruling:
When can post-rejection damages be allowed as administrative expenses? The Court clarified: Claimant can prove "necessity" through "evidence of either a direct request from the...
Judge(s):
Higginson, Owen, Southwick
Tag(s):

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