5th Circuit

Sirico, In re--Schott v. Sirico

Ruling: 
Court held debtors were not entitled to a discharge where they made false oaths and accounts based on omissions from their statement of financial affairs and schedules. (Bankr. M.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 12,2018, LexisNexis #1018-107

Morris, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of chapter 12 plan denied where debtor has history of being unable to make timely payments and the amounts provided to the court did not show that debtor has reasonable chance of successfully carrying out his duties and obligations under the plan. (Bankr. N.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2018, LexisNexis #1018-111

Northstar Offshore Grp., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for leave to late-file proof of claim granted as it demonstrated sufficient reason for its delay in filing its proof of claim. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2018, LexisNexis #1018-119

First River Energy, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's counsel's first interim fee application was denied in part as fees associated with the filing were not reasonable and necessary because those services only benefited debtor's board and its officers. (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 13,2018, LexisNexis #1018-094

First River Energy, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Financial advisor's first and final application for allowance of compensation was granted in part where court found that the tasks performed were consistent with the scope of work authorized under the retention order. (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 13,2018, LexisNexis #1018-095

Thomason, In re--Plains Seafood, Inc. v. Thomason

Ruling: 
Judgment debt owed by debtor was excepted from discharge as the debt arose from a willful and malicious injury. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 11,2018, LexisNexis #1018-101

Duggan, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to proceed in forma pauperis denied where debtor had numerous continuancesscheduled to consider confirmation of her proposed chapter 13 plans and had failed to file therequired documents. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 04,2018, LexisNexis #1018-089

Guevara, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for retroactive relief from stay granted where purchaser's lack of notice regardingdebtor's bankruptcy and payment of taxes consistent with the duties of a property owner bothweighed in favor of retroactive annulment of the automatic stay. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 31,2018, LexisNexis #1018-066

Flores, In re--United Leasing, Inc. v. Flores

Ruling: 
Court excepted debt from discharge as the debtor's personal financial statement containedsubstantial inaccuracies that creditor relied when it made a credit decision. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 06,2018, LexisNexis #1018-073

New, In re--Dumitrache v. New

Ruling: 
Court concluded attorney's fees were domestic support obligations and debt was bothnondischargeable in bankruptcy and a priority claim that had to be paid in full over the lifeof the defendant's chapter 13 plan. (Bankr. N.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 04,2018, LexisNexis #1018-076

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