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Summaries by Valerie Hamilton

IN RE: ENERGY FUTURE HOLDINGS CORP., et al,

Citation:
18-1109 (3rd Circuit, Sep 13,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Majority holds the bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion to reconsider its prior order, entered a year earlier, approving a break-up fee under a merger agreement. The order approving the...
Judge(s):
Greenaway, Jr. (author for majority), Fuentes, and Rendell (dissenting)
Tag(s):

Zardinovsky v. Arctic Glacier Income Fund

Citation:
17-2522 (3rd Circuit, Aug 20,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Bankruptcy court's order dismissing adversary proceeding as barred by plan releases is affirmed. A confirmed plan is res judicata as to all issues decided or which could have been decided at...
Judge(s):
Smith, Hardiman and Bibas (author)
Tag(s):

In re AE Liquidation, Inc., et al.

Citation:
16-2203 (3rd Circuit, Aug 04,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirms entry of summary judgment in favor of debtor/company in WARN Act class action suit & adopts 5th Circuit ruling in Halkias v. Gen'l Dynamics Corp. that mass layoffs must be probable, not...
Judge(s):
Krause (author), Fisher, Greenberg
Tag(s):

In re Revstone Industries LLC, et al.

Citation:
16-2167 (3rd Circuit, Jun 06,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Appellate standing in bankruptcy is limited to “persons aggrieved” by an order of the bankruptcy court. Appeals are limited to persons ‘whose rights or interests are directly and adversely...
Judge(s):
SMITH, Chief Judge (author), JORDAN and ROTH
Tag(s):

Lansaw v. Zokaites

Citation:
16-1867 (3rd Circuit, Apr 10,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Section 362(k)(1) provides "an individual injured by any willful violation of [the automatic] stay shall recover actual damages, including costs and attorneys' fees and, in appropriate...
Judge(s):
Fisher, Krause, and Melloy (sitting by designation)
Tag(s):

Gavin v. Tousignant (In re Ultimate Escapes Holdings LLC, et al)

Citation:
16-1679 (3rd Circuit, Mar 17,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Third Circuit affirmed district court's adoption of bankruptcy court's recommendation to enter judgment in favor of two inside directors where trustee failed to prove they breached their fiduciary...
Judge(s):
Ambro (author), Vanaskie and Scirica
Tag(s):

U.S.A. v. Free

Citation:
Case No. 15-2939 (3d Cir. Oct. 6, 2016)
Ruling:
Reversed and remanded. Under the federal Sentencing Guidelines, "loss" must reflect the actual pecuniary loss incurred, or which a defendant intended to incur, through bankruptcy fraud. Only...
Judge(s):
Fuentes (author), Shwartz, and Restrepo, C.J.
Tag(s):

New York House Authority v. G-I Holdings, Inc. (In re G-I Holdings Inc.)

Citation:
No. 15-2164 (3d Cir. July 18, 2016) (Not Precedential)
Ruling:
District Court order affirmed. Governmental entity may not repackage its monetary claim as a claim for injunctive relief in order to avoid being bound by a confirmed plan. Distinguishes In re...
Judge(s):
Smith (author), Roth, and Rendell
Tag(s):

World Imports, Ltd., et al. v. OEC Group New York (In re World Imports Ltd. et al.)

Citation:
World Imports, Ltd., et al. v. OEC Group New York (In re World Imports Ltd. et al), Case No. 15-1498 (3d Cir. Apr. 20, 2016) (precedential)
Ruling:
Contractual agreement between common carrier and its customer to transfer an unwaived maritime lien in delivered goods to goods currently held by common carrier was enforceable. Current shipment of...
Judge(s):
McKee, Chief Judge; Jordan (author) and Vanaskie, Circuit Judges
Tag(s):

In re ICL Holding Company, Inc., et al

Citation:
Case No. 14-2709 (3d Cir. Sept. 14, 2015)(PRECEDENTIAL)
Ruling:
United States Trustee's appeal from orders approving sale and settlement were not constitutionally, statutorily or equitably moot. Constitutional mootness only applies where it is impossible to...
Judge(s):
Ambro (author), Fuentes, Roth
Tag(s):

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