Eastern District

Keese, In re--Barbknecht Firm, P.C. v. Keese

Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to debtor's acquisition and appropriation of a tax refund with an intentto hinder, delay, or defraud a creditor. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2021, LexisNexis #0421-070

Epperson, In re--Epperson v. Educ. Credit Mgmt. Corp.

Ruling: 
Student loan remained nondischargeable as debtor failed to demonstrate compliance with theestablished legal requirement to apply his or her income to the repayment of a student loanbefore the loan could be discharged. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 24,2021, LexisNexis #0421-010

Jamieson, In re--Parkin v. Jamieson

Ruling: 
Debt was not dischargeable as creditors failed to prove that debt evidenced by defaultjudgment was obtained by actual fraud. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2021, LexisNexis #0321-057

Opoku, In re--Swift Fin., LLC v. Opoku

Ruling: 
Creditor failed to prove by a preponderance of evidence that asserted debt owed by debtorarose from the infliction of a willful and malicious injury as debtor took no action thatcreated an objective substantial certainty of harm to creditor. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 02,2020, LexisNexis #0121-032

Hays, In re--Spears v. Hays

Ruling: 
Tenant was entitled to attorney fees, which were nondischargeable, due to debtor landlord'sdeceptions and unfair acts to obtain money she was not entitled to. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 15,2020, LexisNexis #1020-083

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

Wofford, In re--Judd, Thomas, Smith & Co. v. Wofford

Ruling: 
Amounts payable to debtor post-petition under asset purchase agreement were property ofdebtor's bankruptcy estate. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-013

Thornhill, In re--Vrana v. Thornhill

Ruling: 
Debtor’s fiduciary defalcation was not subject to immunity under state law and resulted innondischargeable debt. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-010

Pickens, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee was not entitled to a summary judgment avoiding the deposit of the settlement checkas a preferential transfer as trustee failed to show that the deposit was a "transfer" from thedebtor to the lawyer. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 27,2019, LexisNexis #1119-068

Husted, In re

Ruling: 
Court granted the application to employ a special litigation counsel for the Chapter 13 estate asthe counsel specialized in pursuing claims for the type of injury sustained by the debtor.(Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 27,2019, LexisNexis #1119-054

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