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Summaries by J. Eric Lockridge

Saeed Rohi v. J. Mark Brewer, et al

Citation:
20-20005 (5th Circuit, Oct 28,2020) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Res judicata does not bar a plaintiff from suing his former attorneys based on statements they allegedly made to him in connection with a settlement approved by the bankruptcy court. Under the...
Judge(s):
Ho, Dennis, Southwick
Tag(s):

800 Bourbon Street, L.L.C. v. Bay Bridge Bldg Ltd

Citation:
19-30926 (5th Circuit, Sep 03,2020) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The debtor confirmed a chapter 11 plan in 2009 granting creditor Bay Bridge an in rem claim against property to the extent Bay Bridge had an "allowed secured claim." Bay Bridge filed a proof of...
Judge(s):
King, Stewart, Southwick
Tag(s):

Michael Holland, et al v. Westmoreland Coal Company

Citation:
19-20066 (5th Circuit, Aug 04,2020) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
In reconciling provisions of the Coal Act and the Bankruptcy Code, the Fifth Circuit agrees with the Eleventh Circuit that a debtor coal company's payment obligations under the Coal Act may be...
Judge(s):
Costa, Davis, Smith
Tag(s):

Cheri Whitlock v. John Lowe

Citation:
18-50335 (5th Circuit, Dec 23,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
A trustee cannot use 11 USC 550(a) to "recover" fraudulently conveyed property or its value from a transferee if the transferee returned the property to the debtor pre-petition. Once fraudulently...
Judge(s):
Oldham, Clement, Duncan
Tag(s):

Audrey Dick v. Colorado Housing Ent, L.L.C., et al

Citation:
18-10900 (5th Circuit, Jul 05,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirmed District Court judgment dismissing Plaintiff/former debtor's contract and tort claims against creditors that foreclosed on former debtor's condo, and granting partial summary judgment on...
Judge(s):
Owen, Southwick, Higginson
Tag(s):

Booker v. Johns (In re Booker)

Citation:
18-30526 (5th Circuit, Feb 11,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
Bankruptcy court clearly erred by finding that a Chapter 13 plan was not offered "in good faith" because it allowed elderly debtors to retain a 20-year-old fishing boat that served as part of the...
Judge(s):
Jolly, Jones, Dennis
Tag(s):

Furlough v. Cage (In re Technicool Systems, Inc.)

Citation:
17-20603 (5th Circuit, Jun 20,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirmed district court and held that Appellant did not have standing to appeal order granting chapter 7 trustee's motion to employ special counsel "because the order did not reach his wallet." ...
Judge(s):
Willett, Smith, Wiener
Tag(s):

Valentine v. JP Morgan Chase Bank Nat'l Assoc.

Citation:
17-40710 (5th Circuit, Jun 14,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirmed District Court's dismissal of a bankruptcy appeal for want of prosecution where the debtor-appellant repeatedly failed to comply with orders directing her to pay filing fees or to file the...
Judge(s):
Higginbotham, Jones, and Smith
Tag(s):

Houston Sportsnet Finance, L.L.C. v. Houston Astros, L.L.C (In the Matter of Houston Regional Sports Network, L.P.)

Citation:
15-20497 (5th Circuit, Mar 29,2018) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
For a Section 506 valuation of collateral in connection with a Chapter 11 cram-down plan, a bankruptcy court has the flexibility to select a valuation date--the petition date, the confirmation...
Judge(s):
Owen, Wiener, and Prado
Tag(s):

Crop Production Services, Inc. v. Kelley (In the Matter of Grabanski)

Citation:
16-40830 (5th Circuit, Jun 20,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Once a final judgment was entered by default against a partnership, with its former general partners' knowledge, they were not entitled to have that judgment set aside after prevailing on a related...
Judge(s):
Barksdale, Graves and Higginson (per curiam)
Tag(s):

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