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Summaries by John Bollinger

Janvey v. Romero

Citation:
.17-1197 (4th Circuit, Feb 21,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Fourth Circuit ultimately found that the Bankruptcy Court did not abuse it's discretion. The Bankruptcy Court concluded that the Debtor's decision to file for bankruptcy did not rise to the...
Judge(s):
Judge Wilkinson wrote the opinion, in which Chief Judge Gregory and Judge Harris joined
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Williams v. Lynch (In re Lewis, Jr.)

Citation:
Williams v. Lynch, No. 14-1881 (4th Cir. June 9, 2015) (unpublished) (per curiam)
Ruling:
In an unpublished opinion, the Fourth Circuit found no reversible error and affirmed the district court’s order affirming the bankruptcy courts order suspending an attorney from practicing in the...
Judge(s):
Keenan, Wynn and Diaz, Circuit Judges
Tag(s):

Mort Ranta v. Gorman

Citation:
Robert D. Mort Ranta v. Gorman, Trustee (In re Mort Ranta) Case No.12-2017 (4th Cir. July 1, 2013)
Ruling:
Holding that “for both above-median income and below-median income debtors, Social Security income is excluded from the calculation of ‘projected disposable income’ under § 1325(b)(2)”,...
Judge(s):
Before Circuit Judge Gregory, Circuit Judge Agee and Judge Faber (United States District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia, sitting by designation). Judge Gregory wrote the majority opinion, in which Judge Agee joined. Judge Faber wrote a dissenting opinion.
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Wilson v. Dollar General Corp.

Citation:
Wilson v. Dollar General et al., Case No.12-1573 (4th Cir. May 17, 2013)
Ruling:
AFFIRMING the District Court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the District Court’s granting of summary judgment in favor of Dollar General. The Court first held that a Chapter 13 Debtor...
Judge(s):
Circuit Judges Thacker, Niemeyer and Agee
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U.S. v. Powell

Citation:
U.S. v Powell , Case No.11-4724 (4th Cir. May 16, 2012)
Ruling:
AFFIRMING the District Court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the District Court did not commit reversible error by failing to provide the jury with the Defendant's three specific jury...
Judge(s):
Judge Floyd wrote the opinion, in which Judge Shedd & Judge Keenan joined.
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Calhoun v. U.S. Trustee

Citation:
No. 09-1646 (4th Cir. May 3, 2011)
Ruling:
Affirmed. The bankruptcy court looked at the totality of the debtors' financial circumstances and determined that based upon the debtors' ability to pay their creditors and other considerations,...
Judge(s):
Berger,Motz & Wynn
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