8th Circuit

Kinney, In re--Kinney v. Nat’l Collegiate Master Student Loan Trust I

Ruling: 
Debtor's cosigner obligation on his niece's student loans was discharged as any monthly loanpayment on the loans would result in undue hardship. (Bankr. N.D. Iowa)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 05,2018, LexisNexis #0119-077

Jaworski, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to application for fees sustained as debtor's attorney did not raise objections to the treatment of his claim throughout the four years of the case's administration. (Bankr. D. Minn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 30,2018, LexisNexis #0119-052

Beard, In re--United States Trustee v. Beard

Ruling: 
Trustees were not entitled to a denial of discharge where evidence failed to establish thatdebtor made the transfer with the actual intent to defraud a creditor or her bankruptcy estate.(Bankr. E.D. Ark.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 04,2018, LexisNexis #0119-023

Luebbert, In re--Global Control Sys. v. Luebbert

Ruling: 
Debt excepted from discharge as the debtor knew about the noncompete agreement and hisobligations under the amendment and took calculated and clandestine steps to do businesswith another company in violation of his obligations. (Bankr. W.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 15,2018, LexisNexis #0119-012

Trout, In re--Loch v. Trout

Ruling: 
Debt was excepted from discharge as swinging a shovel at another person's head is adeliberate act likely to cause physical injury. (Bankr. D. Neb.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 30,2018, LexisNexis #0119-013

Page, In re--Page v. JP Morgan Chase Bank

Ruling: 
Judgment reversed as bankruptcy court's broad construction of the term "funded" wasinconsistent with Congress' intent that exceptions to discharge be narrowly construed. (B.A.P.8th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 20,2018, LexisNexis #0119-015

Zaligson, In re--Snyder v. Zaligson

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge not revoked where trustee failed to meet his burden of proving that debtorowned the watches and thus should have disclosed them. (Bankr. D. Minn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 02,2018, LexisNexis #1218-082

Leonard, In re--Myers v. Witt

Ruling: 
Case was withdrawn from submission as no controlling California precedent addressed theapplicability of the community property presumption in suits between a married person anda third party creditor. (9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 08,2018, LexisNexis #1218-076

Richard, In re

Ruling: 
Court ordered Illinois LLC to disgorge fees from consolidated cases as its fee-sharing agreement was in violation of section 504 since they did not form a single law firm with Missouri attorneys. (Bankr. E.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-068

Noll, In re--Seaver v. Noll

Ruling: 
Transfer of debtor's property from the state and the IRS to non-debtor spouse was avoidable as the debtor did not receive any value. (Bankr. D. Minn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 27,2018, LexisNexis #1118-079

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