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Allen Diamond v. Hogan Lovells US

Citation:
15-16326 through 15-16333 (9th Circuit, Feb 27,2020) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Under the law governing law firms operating under the District of Columbia partnership law, hourly-billed matters are not property of the law firm, a former partner owes no continuing duty to the...
Judge(s):
Gould, Murguia and Freudenthal
Tag(s):

In re Maggie Liu

Citation:
BAP Nos. CC-19-1039-STaF and CC-19-1040-STaF (9th Circuit, Feb 11,2020) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Appeal of order denying motion to dismiss the debtor's chapter 7 case pursuant to section 109(g)(2) filed several months after the order was entered was was dismissed for lack of appellate...
Judge(s):
SPRAKER, TAYLOR, and FARIS
Tag(s):

Hurley v. Accesslex Institute (In re Hurley)

Citation:
BAP No. WW-18-1259-BKuF (9th Circuit, Jun 26,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The Bankruptcy Court did not err in finding that the debtor was unable to establish good faith under the Brunner test for the discharge of student debt because of the debtor's criminal conduct that...
Judge(s):
Brand, Kurtz and Faris
Tag(s):

Partap Investments, LLC v. Kittusamy, LLP (In re Kittusamy, LLP)

Citation:
BAP No. NV-16-1242-LJuKu (9th Circuit, Mar 10,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
A purchaser of leased personal property at a foreclosure sale was not entitled to assert an administrative rent claim against the debtor where the lease was a disguised security interest, the bill...
Judge(s):
LAFFERTY, JURY, and KURTZ
Tag(s):

Khounani v. Premier Capital, LLC (In re Khounani)

Citation:
BAP No. 16-1233-NTaL (9th Circuit, Feb 02,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Section 523(a)(10) provides that any claim existing when a debtor waives or is denied a discharge in a case will be nondischargeable in a subsequent case. If a claim is nondischargeable under...
Judge(s):
Novack (sitting by designation), Taylor and Lafferty
Tag(s):

Blixseth v. Brown (In re Yellowstone Mountain Club, LLC)

Citation:
14-35363 (9th Circuit, Nov 28,2016) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed in part and Reversed in part
Ruling:

The Barton doctrine, which requires permission of the bankruptcy court to sue a bankruptcy trustee in any court other than the bankruptcy court, applies to actions against members...

Judge(s):
Kozinski, Paez and Berzon
Tag(s):

Liquidating Trust Committee of the Del Biaggio Liquidating Trust v. David Freeman (In re William James Del Biaggio, III)

Citation:
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 13-17500 ((August 22, 2016)
Ruling:
General unsecured claim against individual debtor was properly subordinated pursuant to section 510(b) of the Bankruptcy Code because claim arose from an equity investment in an affiliate of the...
Judge(s):
Kozinski, Noonan and O'Scannlain
Tag(s):

Soames Lane Trust v. Gonzalez (In re Soames Lane Trust)

Citation:
United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit, BAP No. CC-16-1042-FDKu (Aug. 8, 2016)
Ruling:
Judicial estoppel precluded a debtor that had argued in response to a motion to convert or dismiss its case that it was a business trust eligible to file for bankruptcy protection from subsequently...
Judge(s):
Faris, Dunn & Kurtz
Tag(s):

In the Matter of Sunnyslope Housing Limited Partnership

Citation:
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 12-17241 ((April 8, 2016)
Ruling:
For purposes of valuation of a senior lender's interest under section 506(a), restrictions on the debtor's use of the property that would be extinguished in a foreclosure do not apply to limit the...
Judge(s):
Kozinski, Paez and Clifton
Tag(s):

In re Beltway One Development Group, LLC

Citation:
United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit, BAP No. NV-14-1564-KiDJu
Ruling:
If an oversecured creditor is impaired under the plan, the creditor is presumptively entitled to interest at the contractual default rate from the petition date through the plan effective date if...
Judge(s):
Kirscher, Dunn and Jury
Tag(s):

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