USA v. John Chesteen, Jr.

Citation:
19-30195 (5th Circuit, Feb 20,2020) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Shared-Responsibility payments (i.e., the individual mandate) under the pre-2017 version of the Affordable Care Act were not "excise taxes" entitled to priority treatment under 11 USC...
Judge(s):
Owen, Barksdale and Duncan
Tag(s):

Trendsetter HR L.L.C., et al v. Zurich American In

Citation:
19-10056 (5th Circuit, Feb 11,2020) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
(1) The bankruptcy court did not err by awarding the creditor both unpaid invoices and future claims. (2) The creditor's unpaid-invoices claim is recognized under applicable state law, and thus...
Judge(s):
ELROD, WILLETT, and OLDHAM
Tag(s):

Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated, et al v. Tobin Park

Citation:
18-30378 (5th Circuit, Jan 08,2020) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Chapter 13 debtor could continue to prosecute a postpetition/postconfirmation personal injury claim that was not disclosed to the bankruptcy court. Although the facts established the elements of...
Judge(s):
Owen, Weiner and Dennis
Tag(s):

Cheri Whitlock v. John Lowe

Citation:
18-50335 (5th Circuit, Dec 23,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
A trustee cannot use 11 USC 550(a) to "recover" fraudulently conveyed property or its value from a transferee if the transferee returned the property to the debtor pre-petition. Once fraudulently...
Judge(s):
Oldham, Clement, Duncan
Tag(s):

Rai v. Henderson (In re VCR I, LLC)

Citation:
19-60163 (5th Circuit, Dec 19,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirmed the dismissal of appeal as statutorily moot under 11 USC 363(m). The record amply supported the bankruptcy court's findings that the purchasers were "good faith" purchasers, despite...
Judge(s):
Owen, Haynes and Costa (per curiam)
Tag(s):

Permula Corporation v. Helson Pacheco (In re Pacheco)

Citation:
19-50318 (5th Circuit, Dec 17,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The district court properly dismissed the plaintiff-appellant's appeal of the bankruptcy court's dismissal of the plaintiff's dischargeability complaint due to the plaintiff-appellant's failure to...
Judge(s):
STEWART, HIGGINSON, and COSTA
Tag(s):

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
Tag(s):

Sharon Rose v. Select Portfolio Servicing, et al

Citation:
19-50598 (5th Circuit, Dec 10,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
5th Circuit affirmed District Court (W.D. Tx.) grant of summary judgment in favor of creditors seeking foreclosure against former serial bankruptcy filer. Texas common law and Section 362(c)(3)(A)...
Judge(s):
Owen, Southwick and Willett
Tag(s):

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
Tag(s):

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):

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