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Sterling v. Southlake Nautilus Health

United States Seventh Circuit
Debt Collection, Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
Affirmed in part and reversed in part. A company that was unaware of a debt discharge in bankruptcy was not liable for continuing to attempt to...
08/13/2019 18-2773

Port of Corpus Christi Auth. v. Sherwin Alumina Company

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Constitutional Law
Affirmed. The bankruptcy court's rejection of a Texas Port Authority's claims of sovereign immunity and fraud in their gambit to invalidate a...
08/06/2019 18-40557

Williams v. Jaffe

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Reversed. A debtor's property cannot be excluded from the bankruptcy estate in cases involving contingent future interests.
08/05/2019 18-2726

Thomas v. Department of Education

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
Affirmed. A bankruptcy court's denial of a request to discharge a 60 year-old disabled former student's debt was affirmed. She failed to establish a...
07/30/2019 18-11091

Nabors Offshore Corporation v. Whistler Energy II

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
Reversed, vacated, and remanded. Holding that a creditor can establish that its expenses are attributable to the actions of the bankruptcy estate...
07/26/2019 18-0940

In Re: Belmonte

United States Second Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
Affirmed. A district court decision affirming a Bankruptcy Court order to remit funds to the trustee of a bankruptcy estate was part of the proceeds...
07/25/2019 18-2098-bk

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