11th Circuit

Carter, In re--Simpson v. Carter

Ruling: 
State court order for attorney's fees and costs was nondischargeable as the debt at issue wasawarded to debtor's former spouse in state child support litigation and was in the nature ofsupport. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 23,2021, LexisNexis #0821-013

Kessler, In re--Hagan v. Kessler

Ruling: 
Debtor was denied a discharge as she recorded a mortgage on her property with her husbandas mortgagee and operating as a company that had been out of business for more than 20years. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 14,2021, LexisNexis #0821-017

Wilson, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of debtors' amended plan was denied as the plan did not propose periodicpayments in equal monthly amounts as required by the Bankruptcy Code. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 15,2021, LexisNexis #0821-024

Brown, In re

Ruling: 
Bifurcated pre-petition and post-petition fee arrangements between debtors and legal counselwere permissible if they were reasonable. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 16,2021, LexisNexis #0821-002

Breland, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion to sell property free and clear of liens was denied where trustee did not havethe requisite knowledge of the negotiations, the property or the permitting to make aninformed analysis. (Bankr. S.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 03,2021, LexisNexis #0721-081

McGrath, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' case was dismissed for cause with leave to convert to Chapter 7 where their purposein filing bankruptcy was to undo a state court enforcement order. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 02,2021, LexisNexis #0721-062

Hart, In re

Ruling: 
Fact that bankruptcy judge's former law partner represented a creditor in unrelated matterswas not grounds for refusal. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 23,2021, LexisNexis #0721-069

Bitman, In re

Ruling: 
Actions regarding debtor's interest in property violated the automatic stay where certificate ofsale was received after filing of debtor's bankruptcy petition. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 28,2021, LexisNexis #0721-052

Manown Eng'g Co., In re

Ruling: 
Claim for breach of contract disallowed where debtor complied with its obligations. (Bankr.N.D. Fla.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-006

Burke, In re--Crossman v. Burke

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable because the debtor willfully and maliciously intended to cause anintense emotional harm to his wife. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 17,2021, LexisNexis #0721-010

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