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Steven Dollman v. Philip Montoya (In re Mendoza & Armijo)

Citation:
BAP Nos. NM-18-019, NM-18-030 (10th Circuit, Feb 05,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Bankruptcy Rule 1009(a), which permits a debtor to amend its schedules “at any time before the case is closed,” applies equally in a case that has been closed and subsequently reopened such...
Judge(s):
Michael, Romero, and Somers
Tag(s):

Mendez-Nunez v. FOMB

Citation:
18-1773 (1st Circuit, Feb 20,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Claims challenging the PROMESA Board’s decisions to not certify Puerto Rico’s fiscal plan and to instead certify a fiscal plan of its own development were properly dismissed for lack of subject...
Judge(s):
Lynch, Souter (by designation), Stahl
Tag(s):

Burkhart v. Grigsby

Citation:
16-1971 (4th Circuit, Mar 29,2018) Published
Case Status:
Reversed
Ruling:
A chapter 13 debtor may strip down a creditor’s undersecured (or fully underwater) lien whether or not that creditor filed a proof claim, and this power arises under § 1322(b), and not § ...
Judge(s):
King, Diaz, and Shedd
Tag(s):

Pittner v. Castle Peak 2011-1 Loan Trust

Citation:
MB 17-021 (1st Circuit, Feb 01,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Secured creditor was not in contempt of confirmation order and confirmed chapter 11 plan where the plan and order imposed no duty or requirement that the secured creditor could have violated. On a...
Judge(s):
Godoy, Finkle, and Cary
Tag(s):

Asociacion de Titulares de Condominio Castillo v. Dimarco

Citation:
17-009 (1st Circuit, Feb 08,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
First, a motion for “reconsideration” under Fed. R. Civ. P. 59 or 60 does not toll the 14-day deadline for filing an appeal under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 8002(b). Second, since the discharge in...
Judge(s):
Feeney, Harwood, and Fagone.
Tag(s):

IN RE: PARR

Citation:
BAP No. CO-17-021 (10th Circuit, Jan 26,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Individuals maintaining an interest in their residence, such as through a self-settled trust, retain an equitable ownership interest that is property of the estate and therefore qualified for the...
Judge(s):
Cornish, Nugent, and Mosier
Tag(s):

Hawk v. Engelhart (In the Matter of Hawk)

Citation:
16-20641 (5th Circuit, Sep 05,2017) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Distinguishing its prior ruling in In re Frost, the Fifth Circuit held that funds withdrawn from an otherwise exempt retirement account by a chapter 7 debtor after the petition date constituted a...
Judge(s):
Stewart, Wiener, and Prado
Tag(s):

Situm v. Coppess (In re Coppess)

Citation:
17-6010 (8th Circuit, Apr 27,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Where the bankruptcy court made no written findings of fact and conclusions of law to support confirmation of the plan and the appellant provided no transcript or audio recording of the bankruptcy...
Judge(s):
Schermer, Federman, and Shodeen
Tag(s):

Harper v. The Oversight Committee (In re Conco, Inc.)

Citation:
16-6166 (6th Circuit, Apr 28,2017) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Concluding that the mere interpretation of a confirmed plan by a bankruptcy constitute did not constitute either a modification of the confirmed chapter 11 plan or the application of the Bankruptcy...
Judge(s):
Daughtrey, Sutton, and Donald.
Tag(s):

Levin v. Carlton (In re Carlton)

Citation:
BAP No. CO-15-044 (10th Circuit, Jan 18,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Although the Court addressed multiple procedural and substantive issues in the opinion, it principally held that the mere recitation of procedural rules and requirements is insufficient to warrant...
Judge(s):
Nugent, Somers, and Hall.
Tag(s):

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