Fishback Nursery, Incorporated, et al v. PNC Bank

Citation:
No. 18-10090 (5th Circuit, Apr 10,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The court first consider the choice-of-law issue. The court rejected the Nurseries’ arguments that the district court erred in determining the law applicable to the parties’ lien dispute. On...
Judge(s):
SMITH, DUNCAN, and ENGELHARDT, Circuit Judges.
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Imperium Insurance Company v. Shelton & Associates

Citation:
16-60728 (5th Circuit, Mar 06,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Court held that Shelton made material misrepresentations when he applied for insurance in January 2013 regarding the Tyler matter. Accordingly, under Mississippi law, Imperium is entitled to...
Judge(s):
JOLLY, JONES, and HAYNES
Tag(s):

Free v. Winborne (In re: Free)

Citation:
18-31011 (5th Circuit, Feb 18,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
As the bankruptcy court held, Free’s retention of Turkey Creek Appraisal’s profits after James Winborne’s death was intentional, willful, and malicious. Miller v. J.B. Abrams, Inc. (In re...
Judge(s):
KING, SOUTHWICK, and ENGELHARDT, Circuit Judges.
Tag(s):

Booker v. Johns (In re Booker)

Citation:
18-30526 (5th Circuit, Feb 11,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Bankruptcy court clearly erred by finding that a Chapter 13 plan was not offered "in good faith" because it allowed elderly debtors to retain a 20-year-old fishing boat that served as part of the...
Judge(s):
Jolly, Jones, Dennis
Tag(s):

Suzanne Cox v. Wells Richards, et al

Citation:
18-60394 (5th Circuit, Feb 07,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Individual debtor was barred by doctrine of judicial estoppel from suing to enforce alleged loan she made to certain individuals based on her failure to disclose the loan in her prior bankruptcy...
Judge(s):
Davis, Jones, and Dennis
Tag(s):

Baron v. Sherman

Citation:
No. 18-10182, 2019 WL 419380 (5th Circuit, Feb 04,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
In the 5th Circuit, bankruptcy trustees are entitled to qualified immunity for personal harms caused by actions that, while not pursuant to a court order, fall within the scope of their official...
Judge(s):
Reavley, Elrod, Willett
Tag(s):

Ultra Petroleum Corp., et al v. Ad Hoc Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Ultra Resources Inc. (In re Ultra Petroleum Corp.)

Citation:
No. 17-20793 (5th Circuit, Jan 17,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Code impairment is not the same thing as plan impairment. Because the bankruptcy court found otherwise, it did not address whether the Code disallows the Make-Whole Amount or post-petition...
Judge(s):
DAVIS, ENGELHARDT, and OLDHAM, Circuit Judges
Tag(s):

Meridian Capital v. Burton

Citation:
No. 18-40003, 2019 WL 101886 (5th Circuit, Jan 04,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Because the tortious interference claim alleging a direct injury to the company's former CEO is not property of the estate, there is no basis for bankruptcy court jurisdiction.
Judge(s):
Wiener, Southwick, Costa
Tag(s):

IN RE: MARITIME COMMUNICATIONS/LAND MOBILE L.L.C.

Citation:
17-60742 (5th Circuit, Dec 20,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirmed the dismissal of claimant's appeal of a confirmed chapter 11 plan because appellant failed to demonstrate "person aggrieved" bankruptcy standing. Claimant filed a proof of claim in the...
Judge(s):
Per Curiam (Smith, Wiener, Willett)
Tag(s):

BIAS v. TANGIPAHOA PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

Citation:
17-30982 (5th Circuit, Dec 05,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Judicial estoppel precluded debtor from pursuing (on behalf of the United States) False Claims Act retaliatory claims against the Tangipahoa Parish School Board, even though the action arose after...
Judge(s):
Stewart, King, Owen
Tag(s):

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