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Billie Stone v. Mary Viegelahn

Citation:
No. 19-51047 (5th Circuit, Jun 17,2020) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Court DISMISSED the appeal for lack of jurisdiction over the orders denying Stone’s emergency motion to set aside foreclosure sale and the order denying the imposition of stay and AFFIRMED...
Judge(s):
KING, GRAVES, and WILLETT
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Joseph Hill v. Raquel King

Citation:
No. 19-20492 (5th Circuit, Feb 26,2020) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Hill bears the burden of proof in this case. To establish an abuse of discretion, Hill must show that the bankruptcy court failed to apply the proper legal standard or followed improper procedures...
Judge(s):
Before DENNIS, GRAVES and WILLETT, Circuit Judges.
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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
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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):

Life Partners Creditors' Trust, et al v. James Sun

Citation:
No. 17-11477 (5th Circuit, May 31,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed in part and Reversed in part
Ruling:
AFFIRM the district court’s judgment of dismissal as to Counts 5, 8, 11, and 12. However, it REVERSED the dismissal of Counts 1–4, 6, 9, and 10 and REMAND
Judge(s):
ELROD, HIGGINSON, and ENGELHARDT, Circuit Judges
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Gluckstadt Holdings, L.L.C. v. VCR I, L.L.C.

Citation:
No. 18-60368 (5th Circuit, May 01,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
AFFIRM the district court’s judgment affirming the bankruptcy court’s decision granting the Trustee’s motion to approve auction and for authority to sell certain real property of the...
Judge(s):
STEWART, Chief Judge, and DAVIS and ELROD, Circuit Judges
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Fishback Nursery, Incorporated, et al v. PNC Bank

Citation:
No. 18-10090 (5th Circuit, Apr 10,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The court first consider the choice-of-law issue. The court rejected the Nurseries’ arguments that the district court erred in determining the law applicable to the parties’ lien dispute. On...
Judge(s):
SMITH, DUNCAN, and ENGELHARDT, Circuit Judges.
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Imperium Insurance Company v. Shelton & Associates

Citation:
16-60728 (5th Circuit, Mar 06,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Court held that Shelton made material misrepresentations when he applied for insurance in January 2013 regarding the Tyler matter. Accordingly, under Mississippi law, Imperium is entitled to...
Judge(s):
JOLLY, JONES, and HAYNES
Tag(s):

Free v. Winborne (In re: Free)

Citation:
18-31011 (5th Circuit, Feb 18,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
As the bankruptcy court held, Free’s retention of Turkey Creek Appraisal’s profits after James Winborne’s death was intentional, willful, and malicious. Miller v. J.B. Abrams, Inc. (In re...
Judge(s):
KING, SOUTHWICK, and ENGELHARDT, Circuit Judges.
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Ultra Petroleum Corp., et al v. Ad Hoc Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Ultra Resources Inc. (In re Ultra Petroleum Corp.)

Citation:
No. 17-20793 (5th Circuit, Jan 17,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Code impairment is not the same thing as plan impairment. Because the bankruptcy court found otherwise, it did not address whether the Code disallows the Make-Whole Amount or post-petition...
Judge(s):
DAVIS, ENGELHARDT, and OLDHAM, Circuit Judges
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