Eastern District

Taunt v. Coenen (In re Trans-Indus.)

Ruling: 
Trustee had standing to pursue ERISA claims against debtor's former CEO and CFO.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 25,2015, LexisNexis #1015-092

In re Colcord

Ruling: 
Anti-modification provision did not apply to debtor's duplex in which debtor occupied one unit.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2015, LexisNexis #1015-064

Gladys Ragsdale Trust v. Tostige (In re Tostige)

Ruling: 
Trust's right of setoff against debtor beneficiary's future distributions survived discharge.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 15,2015, LexisNexis #1015-056

In re Smith

Ruling: 
Trustee's attorneys not entitled to recover fees for services that were required to be performed by the trustee.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2015, LexisNexis #1015-004

Apartments at Cambridge Co. L.L.C. v. Lewiston (In re Lewiston)

Ruling: 
Objections to discharge overruled absent evidence of concealment of assets.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2015, LexisNexis #1015-017

Rosenfeld v. Rosenfeld (In re Rosenfeld)

Ruling: 
Debtor's spouse who held a nondischargeable claim could not maintain proceeding for denial of discharge.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 31,2015, LexisNexis #0815-123

In re City of Detroit

Ruling: 
Health benefits term sheet that was not incorporated in debtor city's plan did not survive confirmation.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 26,2015, LexisNexis #0715-093

Kohut v. Lewiston Living Trust (In re Lewiston)

Ruling: 
Debtor's beneficial interest in trust with spendthrift provision that was unenforceable under state law was property of the estate.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 24,2015, LexisNexis #0715-125

In re Fuqua

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 plan confirmation denied given need to determine valuation of property near proposed confirmation date after substantial passage of time since petition date.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 10,2015, LexisNexis #1015-079

In re Davis

Ruling: 
Discharge denied where debtor had received a discharge in a prior case within four years, despite lack of timely objection.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 29,2015, LexisNexis #1115-033

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