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Lawrence v. Frost Bank

Citation:
No. 21-10103 (5th Circuit, Jan 12,2022) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The bankruptcy court did not err in finding that Lawrence intended to defraud Frost by perpetuating a fraudulent conveyance scheme and that Lawrence committed actual fraud actionable under §...
Judge(s):
Owen, Chief Judge, and Jones and Wilson, Circuit Judges
Tag(s):

Offcl Comm v. Walker Cty Hospital Corp.

Citation:
Case: 20-20572 (5th Circuit, Jul 12,2021) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
A creditor disputes last-minute modifications to the terms of a bankruptcy sale. The Court ruled that § 363(m) forecloses the creditor’s appeal because it failed to seek the required stay of the...
Judge(s):
Jolly, Duncan, and Oldham, Circuit Judges
Tag(s):

Christopher Ridgeway v. Stryker Corporation, et al

Citation:
19-30791 (5th Circuit, Sep 02,2020) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
For the last seven years, Christopher Martin Ridgeway and his former employer have waged scorched-earth lawfare against one another. Ridgeway has lost every battle and incurred millions of dollars...
Judge(s):
Smith, Ho, and Oldham
Tag(s):

Wiener Weiss & Madison, et al v. Leslie Fox

Citation:
19-30688 (5th Circuit, Aug 21,2020) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Madison and Kantrow, Spaht, Weaver & Blitzer (the Firms) sued Leslie Fox to enforce the terms of the parties’ contingency fee agreement. Fox argued that the agreement was unenforceable because,...
Judge(s):
Barksdale, Haynes, and Willett
Tag(s):

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
Tag(s):

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.
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):

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):

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