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In re Thomas Perez

Citation:
BAP No. CC-20-1280-LFT (9th Circuit, Jun 17,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Under Hitt v. Glass (In re Glass), 164 B.R. 759, 765 (9th Cir. BAP 1994), aff’d, 60 F.3d 565 (9th Cir. 1995), a trustee may defeat a debtor's exemption on property released from a lien or...
Judge(s):
LAFFERTY, FARIS, and TAYLOR, Bankruptcy Judges
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In re Lac-Megantic Train Derailment Litigation

Citation:
No. 17-1108 (1st Circuit, Jun 02,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and not the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, apply to cases for which federal courts have jurisdiction under the "related to" jurisdictional grant of 28...
Judge(s):
Lynch and Selya, Circuit Judges, and Katzmann, Judge of the US Court of International Trade, sitting by designation
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In re Venoco LLC

Citation:
Nos. 20-1061; 20-1062 and 20-1063 (3rd Circuit, May 24,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The bankruptcy court had jurisdiction over the State of California and a California commission (the "California Parties") to determine whether the California Parties owed funds to the...
Judge(s):
AMBRO, PORTER, and ROTH
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In re Paul Francis

Citation:
19-9011 (1st Circuit, Apr 27,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
A bankruptcy court's authority to enforce its own orders gives the court power to dismiss a bankruptcy petition, and to deny the debtor a discharge, if the debtor willfully fails to comply with the...
Judge(s):
Thompson, Selya, and Kayatta
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In re Cambridge Land Co

Citation:
OR-20-1110-BKT and OR-20-1111-BKT (9th Circuit, Apr 02,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Defendants of malpractice claims of former Chapter 11 debtors did not have standing to object to a bankruptcy court's decision allowing the debtors to reopen their bankruptcy cases to file amended...
Judge(s):
BRAND, KLEIN, and TAYLOR, Bankruptcy Judges
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Victor Kearney v. Unsecured Creditors Committee

Citation:
BAP No. NM-20-033 (10th Circuit, Mar 12,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
An individual who files a chapter 11 case does not have an absolute right under § 1112(a) to convert her bankruptcy case to a chapter 7 proceeding. Section 1112(a) of the Bankruptcy Code is...
Judge(s):
ROMERO, SOMERS, and PARKER
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Zurich American Insurance Company v. Ocwen Financial Corporation

Citation:
19-3052 (7th Circuit, Mar 12,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
A creditor or debt collector who violates the bankruptcy discharge, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") was not entitled to have its...
Judge(s):
EASTERBROOK, ROVNER, and WOOD
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In re Jesslyn Anderson

Citation:
20-60014 (9th Circuit, Mar 01,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
A chapter 7 debtor retains her Washington state homestead exemption even if she moves out of the house after the filing of the bankruptcy case and does not re-occupy or file a declaration of...
Judge(s):
M. Margaret McKeown and Richard A. Paez, Circuit Judges, and William Horsley Orrick (N.D. Cal.; by designation)
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In re Derek Luebbert

Citation:
19–2751 (8th Circuit, Feb 09,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The facts were sufficient to show that the debtor willfully and maliciously harmed his former employer, supporting the bankruptcy court's determination that a judgment debt was nondischargeable...
Judge(s):
SMITH, Chief Judge, BENTON and KOBES
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In re Contini

Citation:
BAP No. NV-19-1322-LBF (9th Circuit, Feb 03,2021) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's dismissal of the debtor's case for failures to file schedules and a plan, to turn over tax returns and financial documentation, and to...
Judge(s):
LAFFERTY, BRAND, and FARIS, Bankruptcy Judges
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