5th Circuit

Whitt, In re

Ruling: 
Court held that post-petition retirement contributions are not considered disposable income.(Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 19,2020, LexisNexis #0420-023

Manley, In re

Ruling: 
Student loans owed by debtor were not dischargeable as debtor made no attempts toparticipate in an income contingent repayment plan. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2020, LexisNexis #0320-082

Hl Builders, In re

Ruling: 
Petitioning creditors lacked standing to bring an involuntary petition against target debtorwhere one claim was contingent and others subject to bona fide disputes. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 18,2020, LexisNexis #0320-077

Garza, In re

Ruling: 
Any attempt by creditor to deflect blame onto debtor for failing to mitigate damages wascompletely overshadowed by creditor's willful violation of the automatic stay. (Bankr. S.D.Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 12,2020, LexisNexis #0320-057

Potts, In re--Potts v. Potts

Ruling: 
Judicial lien created by divorce judgment did not represent a domestic support obligationentitled to nondischargeability. (Bankr. N.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 29,2020, LexisNexis #0320-033

McCoy, In re--McCoy v. Miss. Dep't of Revenue

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to discharge unpaid state income taxes was dismissed as her tax liabilitieswere previously excepted from discharge by the bankruptcy court. (Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 03,2020, LexisNexis #0320-034

Roberts, In re--Hobbs v. Roberts

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge was denied as debtor knowingly and fraudulently made a false oath orstatement regarding her wage income from a company. (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 24,2020, LexisNexis #0320-020

Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's attorneys could reopen case to determine post-confirmation trustee quarterly fees.(Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 23,2020, LexisNexis #0320-001

Great Southern Golf Club, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court denied creditor's motion for stay relief as the actual value of the property was closer tothe debtor-in-possession's appraiser's valuation. (Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 23,2020, LexisNexis #0320-005

Davidson, In re--Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc. v. Davidson

Ruling: 
Debt from the debtor's failure to perform on a construction contract was nondischargeable asthe elements of § 523(a)(2)(A) were established. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 22,2020, LexisNexis #0320-008

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