Eastern District

Sheikhzadeh, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion granted where debtor's legal malpractice claims were property of the estateand were not exempt as the claims at issue were not proceeds derived from a court award orsettlement. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 26,2018, LexisNexis #0818-014

Conrad, In re--Conard v. IRS

Ruling: 
Debtor's obligation to the IRS held discharged as there was no evidence that debtor willfully attempted to evade her federal income tax liabilities. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 06,2018, LexisNexis #0818-043

Sheikhzadeh, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion granted where debtor's legal malpractice claims were property of the estateand were not exempt as the claims at issue were not proceeds derived from a court award orsettlement. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 26,2018, LexisNexis #0818-014

Health Diagnostic Lab., Inc., In re--Arrowsmith v. Mallory

Ruling: 
Court approved settlement agreement where the company's plan met trustee's burden ofshowing that a settlement he negotiated with the former CEO of the company was fair,equitable, and in the best interests of creditors. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 12,2018, LexisNexis #0718-090

Toys "R" Us, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court overruled creditor's objection to the debtors' proposed assumption and assignment of the lease where the interest of the debtors in obtaining the full value of the lease outweighed any detriment to the creditor. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 31,2018, LexisNexis #0718-034

Toys "R" Us, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Landlord's objections to the proposed assumption and assignment of lease overruled as there were no provisions in the debtors' lease or any applicable master agreement relating to tenant mix and balance that prohibited the assignment. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 24,2018, LexisNexis #0618-097

Basl, In re--Moreno v. Basl

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where judgment did not satisfy the malice element of § 523(a)(6) as there was no evidence that debtor acted deliberately and intentionally caused harm. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2018, LexisNexis #0518-115

Health Diagnostic Lab., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court granted the motion to appoint a permanent liquidating trustee as objecting parties have not established a set of facts sufficient to bar the appointment. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 03,2018, LexisNexis #0518-057

Gates, In re

Ruling: 
Court sanctioned attorney for disruptive and abusive behavior directed toward court security personnel on multiple occasions upon entering a federal courthouse. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 05,2018, LexisNexis #0518-031

Truland Grp., Inc., In re--Gold v. Myers Controlled Power, LLC

Ruling: 
Payments deemed avoidable as constructively fraudulent as the supplier received paymentfrom the debtor for which debtor was not legally obligated. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 09,2018, LexisNexis #0218-082

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