Jefferson v. Community Bank (In re Jefferson)

Ruling: 
Adversary proceeding in debtor's second case could proceed as similar proceeding in first case was not litigated and did not give rise to res judicata.
Procedural posture: 
Plaintiff chapter 13 debtors filed an adversary proceeding against defendant bank, pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7001(2), seeking a determination of the validity, priority, or extent of a lien the bank held on real property the debtors owned. The bank filed a motion to dismiss.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 21,2012, LexisNexis #0912-140