Alaska

Bertran v. Wacker (In re Bertran)

Ruling: 
Debtor's collateral attack on state court judgment was barred by the Rooker-Feldman doctrine.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 20,2014, LexisNexis #1214-067

City & Borough of Juneau v. Beardsley (In re Fountain Vill. Dev.)

Ruling: 
City's state court action removed to a bankruptcy court transferred to the court where debtor's case was originally filed.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2014, LexisNexis #1014-104

In re Denali Family Servs.

Ruling: 
Claim of family limited partnership that leased premises to debtor for allowed with repsect to past due rent, 15 months future rent, future property taxes and tenant improvement payments.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2014, LexisNexis #0314-112

Compton v. Sutton (In re Sutton)

Ruling: 
Reference of turnover proceeding against debtor father and trust, neither of which had filed claims, withdrawn.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 06,2014, LexisNexis #0314-029

Tangwall v. Compton (In re Bertran)

Ruling: 
Transfers of real property to family trust avoided as fraudulent.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 15,2013, LexisNexis #1113-023

Cantrell v. Pulis (In re Pulis)

Creditor filed a complaint against chapter 7 debtor seeking revocation of his discharge pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 727(d)(1).
Ruling: 
Mistaken omission of preference period transfer was not grounds for denial of discharge.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 29,2013, LexisNexis #0513-134

Doe v. Fleetwood (In re Fleetwood)

Plaintiff timely filed an adversary complaint seeking to except defendant debtor's liability stemming from a state court judgment from discharge under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(6). Plaintiff filed a motion for summary judgment.
Ruling: 
Judgment debt for sexual assault of minor was nondischargeable.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 17,2013, LexisNexis #0613-053

In re Makowski

A creditor repossessed a bankruptcy debtor's vehicle prior to the filing of the debtor's bankruptcy petition and initially refused to return the vehicle post-petition, but the creditor subsequently returned the vehicle to the debtor. The debtor moved for damages for the creditor's willful violation of the automatic bankruptcy stay of 11 U.S.C.S. § 362.
Ruling: 
Damages awarded for creditor's initial willful refusal to return repossessed vehicle in violation of stay.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 16,2013, LexisNexis #0613-080

In re Bertran

A chapter 7 debtor filed a motion to avoid a judgment lien pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 522(f)(1)(A), asserting that the lien encumbered a ranch in which she had a homestead under Mont. Code Ann. § 70-32-104. The judgment creditors opposed the motion on the basis that the debtor lived in Alaska during the relevant period of time and could not exempt the ranch under Montana law.
Ruling: 
Debtor who lived in district could not avoid lien on ranch located in another state as impairing "homestead."
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2012, LexisNexis #0113-047

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