5th Circuit

In re--Highland Capital Mgmt. L.P. v. Highland Capital Mgmt. Servs

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court recommended that the district court grant defendant's motion to withdrawthe reference because a turnover claim to collect on a disputed indebtedness under fivepromissory notes was not a core claim. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 14,2021, LexisNexis #0921-049

Eady, In re--Eady v. United States

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor was not entitled to discharge his student loans as he did not meet theWilliams or Brunner tests. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 26,2021, LexisNexis #0921-039

Jones-Peteet, In re--Estate of Perteet v. Jones-Peteet

Ruling: 
Debtor's private student loan debt was nondischargeable as it was a "qualified educationloan". (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 10,2021, LexisNexis #0921-040

Specialty Select Care Ctr. of San Antonio, LLC, In re--Brown v. Douglas

Ruling: 
Claims for the avoidance of contractual payments dismissed in part as trustee failed tosufficiently allege actual fraud. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 21,2021, LexisNexis #0921-017

Ford Steel, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to convert Chapter 11 case to a Chapter 7 was denied because the debtor businesswas turning around following the unusual circumstance of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Bankr.S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 20,2021, LexisNexis #0921-020

Steen, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's counsel's fees were nondischargeable and entitled to administrative expense statuswhere the fees were for services that were beneficial and necessary to Chapter 13 debtors andthe bankruptcy case generally. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 07,2021, LexisNexis #0821-058

Port Arthur Steam Energy, L.P., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor qualified as a Subchapter V debtor as the debtor was engaged in commercial orbusiness activities. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 01,2021, LexisNexis #0821-069

Seven Three Distilling Co., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
In an involuntary bankruptcy case the putative debtor was entitled to partial summaryjudgment because no reasonable factfinder could find that the petitioning creditors' claimswere the subject of bona fide disputes. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 06,2021, LexisNexis #0821-052

Britt Trucking Co., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to employ a certain law firm as special litigation counsel was approved asmotion disclosed that prior to the bankruptcy, the law firm represented the debtor in multiplestill-pending lawsuits (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 29,2021, LexisNexis #0821-050

Bainbridge Uinta, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 plan approved as it complied with all applicable provisions of the BankruptcyCode. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 28,2021, LexisNexis #0821-042

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