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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 18โ€“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 17โ€“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
Ashmore v. CGI Group Inc.
United States Second Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
Held that judicial estoppel did not bar a Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower retaliation claim. The issue centered on whether the plaintiff employee had...
05/08/2019 18-2392-cv
In re Chlad
United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Held that a Chapter 7 bankruptcy debtor was not entitled to a discharge of debt because of fraudulent omissions in financial disclosures. Affirmed a...
05/02/2019 18โ€3056
Garvin v. Cook Investments NW, SPNWY, LLC
United States Ninth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Affirmed a real estate business's Chapter 11 reorganization plan. Held that the plan was lawfully proposed even though a lessee illegally grew...
05/02/2019 18-35119
In re VCR I, L.L.C.
United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Held that a bankruptcy trustee could conduct a public auction of certain real estate owned by a Chapter 7 debtor, even though one of the tracts of...
05/01/2019 18-60368
In re Latitude Solutions, Inc.
United States Fifth Circuit
Securities Law, Bankruptcy Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law
In a lawsuit that a bankruptcy trustee brought against officers and directors of the debtor company and others who allegedly participated in a...
04/30/2019 18-10382

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