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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

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

Lamar, Archer & Cofrin LLP v. Appling

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Debt Collection
Affirming the determination that a debtor's misrepresentation regarding a single asset can be a statement respecting their financial condition,...
06/04/2018 16-1215

Lagos v. US

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Attorney's Fees
Reversing and remanding the award of restitution for legal, accounting, and consulting fees incurred by a lender after their participation as a party...
05/29/2018 16-1519

US Bank N.A. v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Administrative Law, Civil Procedure
Affirming the Ninth Circuit's review of a Bankruptcy Court determination that a transaction relating to a bankruptcy was conducted at arm's length...
03/05/2018 15-1509

Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Securities Law, Commercial Law
Affirming a Seventh Circuit reversal of a District Court determination that a safe harbor provision barred the defendant from avoiding the transfer of...
02/27/2018 16-784

Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Debt Collection
In an action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. sections 1692e and 1692f, arising out of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case in which a...
05/15/2017 16-348

Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp.

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Constitutional Law
In consolidated appeals arising out of lawsuits filed against a Chapter 11 bankruptcy debtor that declared bankruptcy after it was purchased in a...
03/22/2017 15-649

Puerto Rico v. Franklin Cal. Tax-Free Trust

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Public Utilities, Constitutional Law
In a suit to enjoin the Puerto Rico Public Corporation Debt Enforcement and Recovery Act, portions of which mirror Chapters 9 and 11 of the Federal...
06/13/2016 15-233

Husky Int'l Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law
In a case involving a dispute over whether a debt could be discharged by a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, the Fifth Circuit's decision affirming the...
05/16/2016 15-145