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In re Richard Black

Citation:
BAP No. NV-18-1351-FBH (9th Circuit, Dec 31,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed
Ruling:
1) A bankruptcy court cannot alter the "chapter 13 bargain" by confirming a modification to a debtor's chapter 13 plan, over the debtor's objection, that captures the appreciation to a debtor's...
Judge(s):
FARIS, BRAND, and HERCHER (the Honorable David W. Hercher, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District ofOregon, sitting by designation)
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):

Mark DeGiacomo v. Sacred Heart Univeristy (In re Palladino)

Citation:
17-1334 (1st Circuit, Nov 12,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Payments made by debtors to a university for a child's college education are per se constructively fraudulent transfers under section 548 when the payments were made when the parents were...
Judge(s):
Howard, Torruella, and Lynch
Tag(s):

In re- QDOS, Inc.

Citation:
CC-18-1301-TaFS (9th Circuit, Nov 07,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Before dismissing an involuntary bankruptcy petition based solely on an inadequate number of petitioning creditors, the bankruptcy court must ensure that the debtor's creditors are given notice of...
Judge(s):
TAYLOR, FARIS, and SPRAKER, Bankruptcy Judges
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):

In re Health Care Real Estate Partners

Citation:
18-3267 (3rd Circuit, Oct 22,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
A bankruptcy court does not have authority to prohibit a debtor from bringing a claim for damages under 11 U.S.C. § 362(k). Section 362(k) creates a private cause of action.
Judge(s):
CHAGARES, GREENAWAY, JR., and GREENBERG
Tag(s):

Richardson v. PRDO Retail Investors, LP; A&C Properties, Inc. (In re Richardson)

Citation:
BAP No. SC-18-1273-LBKu (9th Circuit, Oct 04,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
1) In order to be awarded damages against a party for violating the automatic stay, the debtor bears the burden of showing by a preponderance of the evidence that the alleged offender willfully...
Judge(s):
LAFFERTY, BRAND, and KURTZ
Tag(s):

Colby Irish v. Karine Ghadyan (In re Abulyan and Ghadyan)

Citation:
BAP No. NV-18=1219-KuLB (9th Circuit, Sep 27,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's decision that the debtors' failure to timely pay a discounted settlement amount, thus leaving a $25 late fee unpaid after a...
Judge(s):
Kurtz, Lafferty, Brand
Tag(s):

Eliminator Custom Boats, Inc. v. Rosenstein & Hitzeman, AAPLC (In re Eliminator Custom Boats)

Citation:
CC-19-1003-KuFL (9th Circuit, Sep 23,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
A bankruptcy court could not approve a post-confirmation settlement agreement that modified the terms of the confirmed chapter 11 plan without complying with section 1127(b) or voiding the plan...
Judge(s):
KURTZ, FARIS, and LAFFERTY
Tag(s):

Highland Greens Homeowners Association of Buena Park v. Maria A. Basave De Guillen (In re Guillen)

Citation:
BAP No. CC-18-1248-LSTa and BAP No. CC-18-1242-LSTa (9th Circuit, Aug 26,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The homeowner's association lien for unpaid assessments on the debtor's condominium was limited to the amount of the HOA's recorded pre-petition state court judgment, and the remainder of its claim...
Judge(s):
LAFFERTY, SPRAKER, and TAYLOR
Tag(s):

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