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Summaries by Aaron Kaufman

Nabors Offshore Corporation v. Whistler Energy II, LLC

Citation:
18-30940 (5th Circuit, Jul 26,2019) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed in part and Reversed in part
Ruling:
When can post-rejection damages be allowed as administrative expenses? The Court clarified: Claimant can prove "necessity" through "evidence of either a direct request from the...
Judge(s):
Higginson, Owen, Southwick
Tag(s):

Kenneth Benjamin v. United States of America

Citation:
18-20185 (5th Circuit, Jul 25,2019) Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
The plain meaning of section 405(h) of the Social Security Act did *not* bar a bankruptcy court from exercising jurisdiction over the debtor's claims under 28 USC 1334. The Fifth Circuit sided...
Judge(s):
Clement, Graves and Oldham
Tag(s):

Harold Rosbottom, Jr. v. Gerald Schiff, et al

Citation:
18-30888 (5th Circuit, May 20,2019) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirmed entry of final decree in individual chapter 11 case, over the objection of an incarcerated pro se debtor. Debtor appealed, claiming his due process rights had been violated because he was...
Judge(s):
Per Curiam (Haynes, Graves and Ho)
Tag(s):

IN RE: MARITIME COMMUNICATIONS/LAND MOBILE L.L.C.

Citation:
17-60742 (5th Circuit, Dec 20,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Affirmed the dismissal of claimant's appeal of a confirmed chapter 11 plan because appellant failed to demonstrate "person aggrieved" bankruptcy standing. Claimant filed a proof of claim in the...
Judge(s):
Per Curiam (Smith, Wiener, Willett)
Tag(s):

BIAS v. TANGIPAHOA PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

Citation:
17-30982 (5th Circuit, Dec 05,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Judicial estoppel precluded debtor from pursuing (on behalf of the United States) False Claims Act retaliatory claims against the Tangipahoa Parish School Board, even though the action arose after...
Judge(s):
Stewart, King, Owen
Tag(s):

IN RE: PROVIDER MEDS, L.L.C.

Citation:
17-11113 (5th Circuit, Oct 29,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Court concluded that the non-exclusive patent licenses were "executory contracts" that were deemed rejected by operation of law 60 days after conversion of the cases from chapter 11 to chapter 7. ...
Judge(s):
Higginbotham, Smith and Graves
Tag(s):

IN RE: JFK CAPITAL HOLDINGS, L.L.C

Citation:
16-31151 (5th Circuit, Jan 26,2018) Published
Case Status:
Affirmed in part and Reversed in part
Ruling:
Concerning Chapter 7 trustee fees, the Fifth Circuit rejected the rule that Section 326 is merely a statutory cap on fees that may be awarded to chapter 7 trustees. Instead, the Court held that...
Judge(s):
Reavley, Southwick and Haynes
Tag(s):

IN RE: HALER

Citation:
17-40229 (5th Circuit, Dec 29,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed
Ruling:
Debtor's oral statement that his company was in "very fine legally [sic] financial shape" and had "plenty of cash to operate" fell within the exception under section 523(a)(2)(A) because it was an...
Judge(s):
King, Dennis and Costa (per curiam)
Tag(s):

Rosbottom, Jr. v. Schiff (In the Matter of Rosbottom, Jr.)

Citation:
16-31108 (5th Circuit, Jul 17,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Rendered
Ruling:
Donations of "undivided" interests in Debtor's community property to two separate Qualified Personal Residential Trusts (QPRT) were ineffective and void due to their violation of article 2337 of...
Judge(s):
King, Prado, Southwick (Per Curiam)
Tag(s):

Caldwell-Blow v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (In the Matter of Caldwell-Blow)

Citation:
16-40997 (5th Circuit, Apr 25,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Despite mortgage lender's initial notice of acceleration in 2007, lender's subsequent actions--including a 2012 lawsuit in state court, 2013 proof of claim in bankruptcy, and ultimate...
Judge(s):
Per curiam (Higginbotham, Prado and Haynes)
Tag(s):

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