5th Circuit

Ahmadi, In re

Ruling: 
Failure of the attorney to properly advise debtor of the fees incurred during the prosecution ofhis case justified a lodestar downward adjustment. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-066

Ridgeway, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for allowance of post-petition interest was denied as the plan will control what interest can be paid from the escrow account. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 30,2018, LexisNexis #0119-049

Smith, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's chapter 13 plan was denied as debtor proposed to cram down the interest rate he was paying on a debt from an oversecured creditor as of the date he declared bankruptcy instead of the date his plan was confirmed. (Bankr. W.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 03,2018, LexisNexis #0119-051

McCray, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to compel turnover of property of the estate was denied as trustee failed to file an adversary proceeding for turnover of property and money as required by Bankruptcy Rule 7001(1). (Bankr. W.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 04,2018, LexisNexis #0119-059

Chatterjee, In re

Ruling: 
State court judgment obligations excepted from discharge as debtors' conduct was wrongful and committed in conscious disregard of their respective duties to the company. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 28,2018, LexisNexis #0119-035

Avery, In re--BancorpSouth Bank v. Avery

Ruling: 
Motion denied where genuine issue of material fact existed as to whether debtor made false representation to creditor or committed actual fraud. (Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 30,2018, LexisNexis #0119-037

Carter, In re--Nat'l Diversity Council v. Carter

Ruling: 
Debt deemed nondischargeable as debtor intentionally deceived creditor in an effort to usurpbusiness opportunities belonging to creditor for her own personal gain. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 19,2018, LexisNexis #0119-011

Jamison, In re--Car Fin. Servs. v. Jamison

Ruling: 
Judgment obtained against chapter 7 debtor was nondischargeable as the debtormisrepresented his interest in an LLC to obtain a loan from the creditor. (Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 05,2018, LexisNexis #1218-072

Oluyemisi Omokafe Okedokun, In re--Elbar Investments, Inc. v. Oluyemisi Omokafe Okedokun

Ruling: 
Plaintiff proved the elements of its Texas Theft Liability Act (TTLA) claim and was entitledto recover reasonable attorneys' fees and costs it expended in prosecuting that particularclaim. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 06,2018, LexisNexis #1218-062

Pioneer Health Servs., In re

Ruling: 
Objection to confirmation overruled as the objector failed to adequately show that the plan failed to satisfy any part of 11 U.S.C. § 1129(a). (Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 02,2018, LexisNexis #1118-083

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