Viegelahn v. Lopez

Citation:
17-50297 (5th Circuit, Jul 31,2018) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Rendered
Ruling:
After voluntary dismissal, Chapters 13 debtors were entitled to the proceeds from the sale of homestead that had lost its exempt status. Proceeds that were acquired post-petition vested in the...
Judge(s):
KING, ELROD, and GRAVES
Tag(s):

Fallon Family, L.P. v. Goodrich Petroleum Corp.

Citation:
No. 17-20278 (5th Circuit, Jun 27,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
5th Cir. affirmed ruling of District Court (SD Tx.) and bankruptcy court that creditor could not claim void recorded mineral lease based on default under related promissory note and settlement...
Judge(s):
Davis, Jones, Higginson
Tag(s):

Furlough v. Cage (In re Technicool Systems, Inc.)

Citation:
17-20603 (5th Circuit, Jun 20,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirmed district court and held that Appellant did not have standing to appeal order granting chapter 7 trustee's motion to employ special counsel "because the order did not reach his wallet." ...
Judge(s):
Willett, Smith, Wiener
Tag(s):

Valentine v. JP Morgan Chase Bank Nat'l Assoc.

Citation:
17-40710 (5th Circuit, Jun 14,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirmed District Court's dismissal of a bankruptcy appeal for want of prosecution where the debtor-appellant repeatedly failed to comply with orders directing her to pay filing fees or to file the...
Judge(s):
Higginbotham, Jones, and Smith
Tag(s):

Franchise Services of N.A., Inc. v. U.S. Trustee

Citation:
No. 18-60093 (5th Circuit, May 22,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Fifth Circuit affirmed bankruptcy court (SD Miss) on direct appeal of order dismissing chapter 11 case based on failure to obtain shareholder consent for bankruptcy. Federal law does not prevent...
Judge(s):
King, Jones, Graves
Tag(s):

Deeprock Venture Partners, L.P. v. Beach

Citation:
17-10481 (5th Circuit, May 16,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Bankruptcy Court's granting of a Rule 9019 settlement was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit. The opinion discusses, in detail, the standards for approving settlement and compromises in the Fifth...
Judge(s):
Stewart, Haynes and Willett
Tag(s):

OHA Investment Corp. v. Schlumberger Technology Corp.

Citation:
No. 17-20224 (5th Circuit, Apr 17,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Safe-harbor provision of Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act (LOWLA) allowed sale of lessee's overriding royalty interest (ORRI) free and clear of service providers' liens. LOWLA both created liens in...
Judge(s):
Reavley, Smith, Owen
Tag(s):

UTSA Apartments, L.L.C. v. UTSA Apartments 8, L.L.C.

Citation:
No. 17-50893 (5th Circuit, Mar 27,2018) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
REVERSE the bankruptcy court’s decision to reduce UTSA’s share of the net proceeds and AFFIRM its decision to reduce Woodlark’s proof of claims. REMAND for further proceedings consistent with...
Judge(s):
HIGGINBOTHAM, PRADO, and HIGGINSON, Circuit Judges
Tag(s):

Houston Sportsnet Finance, L.L.C. v. Houston Astros, L.L.C (In the Matter of Houston Regional Sports Network, L.P.)

Citation:
15-20497 (5th Circuit, Mar 29,2018) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
For a Section 506 valuation of collateral in connection with a Chapter 11 cram-down plan, a bankruptcy court has the flexibility to select a valuation date--the petition date, the confirmation...
Judge(s):
Owen, Wiener, and Prado
Tag(s):

Lowe v. Deberry, et al.

Citation:
17-50315 (5th Circuit, Mar 07,2018) Published
Case Status:
Reversed
Ruling:
The proceeds from the post-petition sale of a house that was exempt on the petition date are likewise exempt and cannot be recovered by the debtor's trustee. The six month reinvestment safe harbor...
Judge(s):
HIGGINBOTHAM, SOUTHWICK, COSTA
Tag(s):

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