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Fox v. Hathaway

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Affirmed. A bankruptcy judge did not commit clear error in finding that a trustee’s distributions to a third party while the company was insolvent...
07/10/2019 17-2354

In Re: Devan Dennis and Tyeane Halbert

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Government Benefits
Affirmed. The Illinois Child Care Assistance Program could not collect overpayments made to debtors under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...
06/27/2019 18-2899

In re Fulton

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Law, Bankruptcy Law
Held that the City of Chicago violated the Bankruptcy Code's automatic stay when it continued to hold debtors' impounded vehicles until they paid...
06/19/2019 18‐2527

In re Linn Energy, L.L.C.

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Banking Law
Held that an energy company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan did not entitle a class of lenders to $30 million in post-petition default interest. Affirmed...
06/14/2019 18-40443

In re Wade

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Held that bankruptcy debtors could not appeal the denial of their motion for sanctions, because they had not filed a petition for permission to...
06/14/2019 18-2564

Taggart v. Lorenzen

United States Supreme Court
Sanctions, Bankruptcy Law, Debt Collection
Clarified the circumstances in which a court may hold a creditor in civil contempt for attempting to collect a debt that a bankruptcy discharge order...
06/03/2019 18–489

In re Life Partners Holdings Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Securities Law, Bankruptcy Law
In the bankruptcy proceeding of an investment business that had committed securities fraud, revived some of the bankruptcy trustee's claims against...
05/31/2019 17-11477

Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC

United States Supreme Court
Trademark, Bankruptcy Law, Intellectual Property
Held that a bankrupt company's rejection of a trademark licensing agreement did not deprive its licensee of the rights to use the trademark. The U.S....
05/20/2019 17–1657

In re Riley

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Attorney's Fees
Held that a Chapter 13 debtor's attorneys were not entitled to be reimbursed for advancing the costs of filing fees, credit counseling fees and credit...
05/13/2019 18-30535

Benjamin v SSA

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Administrative Law, Government Benefits
Reversed and remanded. Plaintiff received over-payment of Social Security disability payments and the SSA sought to recoup the over-payment. Plaintiff...
05/10/2019 18-20185