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Cook Inlet Energy LLC, In re--Boruff v. Cook Inlet Energy LLC

Ruling: 
Court concluded correct legal standard was applied and the burden of proof was properlyallocated where terms of a rejected prepetition employment contract were not presumptiveon the value of postpetition services therefore creating a burden shift. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 24,2018, LexisNexis #0718-009

Wagabaza, In re--Wagabaza v. Beveridge

Ruling: 
Court ruled that a junior trust deed may not impose a lien on real property reacquired bydebtor after the bankruptcy petition date. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 09,2018, LexisNexis #0318-077

Serrato, In re

Ruling: 
Court reanalyzed billings and allowed addition of both collection costs and attorney's fees tothe homeowner's association's claim. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 27,2017, LexisNexis #0218-016

Del Valle, In re--Daniel v. Del Valle

Ruling: 
Creditor's claim deemed nondischargeable as the debtor made false statements thatpersuaded her to invest in the Ponzi scheme. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 05,2017, LexisNexis #1117-078

Escarcega, In re

Ruling: 
Court did not err in finding that debtors' plans violated the good faith provisions as it prohibited the trustee from distributing excess funds. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2017, LexisNexis #1017-053

Anderson, In re--Anderson v. Rainsdon

Ruling: 
Debtors were required to turn over commissions to the trustee because the commissions, although received postpetition, constituted property of the estate. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 11,2017, LexisNexis #1017-046

San Bernardino, In re City of

Ruling: 
Plan injunction approved where the injunction was necessary to allow the city to restructure its debt. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2017, LexisNexis #0417-060

Wharton, In re--Wharton v. Schwartzer

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not err in granting trustee's turnover of debtor's vehicle as debtor'spossession and sole ownership made it a property of the estate regardless if it was exempt ornot. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2017, LexisNexis #0317-070

Emmert v. Taggart (In re Taggart)

Ruling: 
Contempt order and sanctions against creditor for willfully violating the discharge injunction reversed.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 12,2016, LexisNexis #0516-089

Caldwell v. Nelson (In re Caldwell)

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court erred in limiting debtor's homestead exemption.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 24,2016, LexisNexis #0316-085

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