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Smith v. Lecuona (In re IFS Fin. Corp.)

Plaintiff trustee sought recovery of an allegedly fraudulent stock transfer from debtor to defendants. Defendants were Mexican citizens and businesses. Defendants sought dismissal of the adversary proceeding based on lack of personal jurisdiction, contending that they lacked the required minimum contacts within Texas to create personal jurisdiction.
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court had personal jurisdiction over Mexican citizens in fraudulent transfer proceeding concerning stock.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 21,2009, LexisNexis #1209-140

In re Longoria

On November 18, 2008, came on for hearing the court's Order to Show Cause, ordering a secured creditor, which held a security interest in debtor's automobile, to appear and show cause why it failed to comply with the court's prior Order granting debtor's motion for turnover of property and motion for contempt and sanctions.
Ruling: 
Creditor sanctioned for failure to appear at motion for contempt.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2009, LexisNexis #0309-026

Tex-Link Communs. Inc. v. Lopez (In re Lopez)

Debtor filed a motion to set aside a default judgment taken against him by plaintiff pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7055(c), on the grounds that service was improper under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7004(b)(9).
Ruling: 
Electronic service of adversary complaint upon debtor's attorney was improper where attorney did not consent in writing.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 26,2008, LexisNexis #0109-097