Recent Opinions

ABI's Bankruptcy case opinion summaries website provides summaries of bankruptcy-related opinions issued by U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeal since 2005. Search almost 23,000 opinion summaries by keyword, relevant code section, court and judge. Opinion summaries are provided by our partner LexisNexis® Collier and are updated weekly.

Kern, In re

Ruling: 
Attorneys’ fee application was granted only in part because the work performed by counselwas either clerical or repetitious, unreasonable, or unnecessary. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of Kern, In re. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 09,2021, LexisNexis #0921-077

Chatha, In re--Whatley v. Chatha

Ruling: 
Debtor-initiated transfers were avoidable as they were made without the trustee's consent andnot authorized by the court. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of Chatha, In re--Whatley v. Chatha. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 09,2021, LexisNexis #0921-094

Jones, In re--Bluebell Bus. Ltd. v. Jones

Ruling: 
Debtor was granted a discharge as court found that debtor satisfactorily explained anystatements made in the Petition, SOFA, and Amended SOFA that were allegedly false orincomplete. (Bankr. D. Md.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of Jones, In re--Bluebell Bus. Ltd. v. Jones. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 06,2021, LexisNexis #0921-097

Cancel, In re--Miranda v. Banco Popular de P.R.

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court properly held that trustee did not have power to avoid an unrecordedmortgage as it was not a transfer voidable by a bona fide purchaser. (1st Cir.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of Cancel, In re--Miranda v. Banco Popular de P.R.. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 06,2021, LexisNexis #0921-092

W. Asbestos Co., In re--Darden v. W. Asbestos Settlement Trust

Ruling: 
Trust was granted summary judgment where claim fell within the terms of a state courtsettlement. (Bankr. N.D. Cal.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of W. Asbestos Co., In re--Darden v. W. Asbestos Settlement Trust. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 05,2021, LexisNexis #0921-066

Hopper, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to strip off a junior mortgage lien on the debtor's residence was granted as debtor nolonger had personal liability as the result of a prior Chapter 7 discharge. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of Hopper, In re. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 05,2021, LexisNexis #0921-099

Palczuk, In re--Palczuk v. Conway

Ruling: 
Defendants ordered to pay sanction for violating the discharge injunction by continuing topursue alleged securities claims that were unsuccessful in state court. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of Palczuk, In re--Palczuk v. Conway. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 05,2021, LexisNexis #0921-052

VeroBlue Farms USA, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Dismissal of appeal of claim objection order was affirmed as claim was untimely under Rule8002. (8th Cir.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of VeroBlue Farms USA, Inc., In re. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 05,2021, LexisNexis #0921-074

Bicomny, LLC, In re--Jalbert v. Flom

Ruling: 
Transfers by debtors owned by LLC to an owner of the LLC while insolvent and withoutconsideration were avoidable. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of Bicomny, LLC, In re--Jalbert v. Flom. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 05,2021, LexisNexis #0921-091

Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, In re

Ruling: 
Unsecured creditors' committee's motion to dismiss Chapter 11 case denied as debtor diocesewas experiencing financial distress at the time of filing due to potential liability for sexualabuse claims. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, In re. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 04,2021, LexisNexis #0921-068

Lovato, In re

Ruling: 
Based on totality of the circumstances, creditor had not established cause for modifying theautomatic stay. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of Lovato, In re. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 04,2021, LexisNexis #0921-054

C2R Global Mfg., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Unsecured creditor could recover a portion of its post-petition fees related to the deposition ofits principal. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of C2R Global Mfg., Inc., In re. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 04,2021, LexisNexis #0921-056

Ollis, In re--Thompson v. Oliis

Ruling: 
Debts were nondischargeable as arising from debtor farmer’s fraudulent scheme to obtainloans from creditors based on promises that it did not intend to fulfill. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of Ollis, In re--Thompson v. Oliis. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 04,2021, LexisNexis #0921-088

Hunsucker, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's obligation to the creditor was not domestic support, but a property settlement, andthus, it was not excepted from discharge. (Bankr. N.D. Miss.)
ABI Membership is required to access the full summary of Hunsucker, In re. Please sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 03,2021, LexisNexis #0921-063

Pages