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)
Tag(s):

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
Tag(s):

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):

Kenneth Benjamin v. United States of America

Citation:
18-20185 (5th Circuit, Jul 25,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
The plain meaning of section 405(h) of the Social Security Act did *not* bar a bankruptcy court from exercising jurisdiction over the debtor's claims under 28 USC 1334. The Fifth Circuit sided...
Judge(s):
Clement, Graves and Oldham
Tag(s):

Rodney Tow v. Organo Gold Intl, Inc., et al

Citation:
. 18-20394 (5th Circuit, Jul 11,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
A chapter 7 trustee was not deprived of standing to sue defendants for misappropriation of trade secrets, even though the trustee's court-approved sale agreement with a third-party buyer purported...
Judge(s):
HAYNES, GRAVES, and DUNCAN,
Tag(s):

Audrey Dick v. Colorado Housing Ent, L.L.C., et al

Citation:
18-10900 (5th Circuit, Jul 05,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirmed District Court judgment dismissing Plaintiff/former debtor's contract and tort claims against creditors that foreclosed on former debtor's condo, and granting partial summary judgment on...
Judge(s):
Owen, Southwick, Higginson
Tag(s):

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