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Fishback Nursery, Inc. v. PNC Bank
United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Banking Law, Agriculture
In a lien contest among creditors of a bankrupt commercial farm, held that a bank's lien outranked the agricultural liens of nurseries that sold the...
04/10/2019 18-10090
In re Steenes
United States Seventh Circuit
Government Law, Bankruptcy Law
Held that the City of Chicago, which sought to recoup thousands of dollars in parking and moving-violation fines incurred by seven bankruptcy debtors,...
03/14/2019 17-3630
In re Pettit Oil Co.
United States Ninth Circuit
Oil and Gas Law, Bankruptcy Law, Commercial Law
In the bankruptcy proceeding of a distributor of bulk petroleum products, held that a consignor's unperfected security interest in fuel and monetary...
03/11/2019 17-60081
Trinity 83 Development LLC v. ColFin Midwest Funding LLC
United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Banking Law
Rejected a mootness argument in a dispute between an insolvent borrower and the holder of a mortgage note. Overruled In re River West Plaza-Chicago...
03/01/2019 18-2117
In re Picard
United States Second Circuit
Securities Law, International Law, Bankruptcy Law
Held that a bankruptcy trustee may attempt to obtain property that Bernard Madoff's investment firm transferred to foreign entities that subsequently...
02/25/2019 17‐2992
In re Living Benefits Asset Management LLC
United States Fifth Circuit
Securities Law, Bankruptcy Law
Held that a contract to provide financial services was voidable because the company had failed to register as an investment adviser, as it was...
02/22/2019 18-10510
Sturm v. Moyer
California Court of Appeal
Bankruptcy Law, Debt Collection, Family Law
In a case where a creditor sought to collect a judgment, held that California's Uniform Voidable Transactions Act may apply to a fraudulent agreement...
02/15/2019 B284553
In re Sneed Shipbuilding, Inc.
United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Affirmed the dismissal of an appeal in a matter concerning the bankruptcy of a shipbuilding company. The bankruptcy court's approval of the sale of...
02/05/2019 18-40350
In re Ondova Limited Co.
United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Held that bankruptcy trustees are entitled to qualified immunity for personal harms caused by actions that, while not pursuant to a court order, fall...
02/04/2019 18-10182
In re Calvert
United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that the sole owner of an electrical contracting company could discharge a debt in bankruptcy. The National Labor Relations Board had ordered him...
01/22/2019 17-1895

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