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City Sanitation LLC v. Allied Waste Servs. Of Mass. LLC (In re American Cartage Inc.)

Debtor trash hauler filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition under chapter 11 which was converted to a chapter 7 proceeding. Appellant trash hauler which had bought some of the debtor's equipment filed a state court action against appellee trash hauler and the debtor's former manager. The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts affirmed the bankruptcy court's orders for the trustee to take over the claims. Appellant timely appealed.
Ruling: 
Trustee could take over commercial tort claims against debtor's former manager from purchaser of equipment that waived abandonment argument.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 31,2011, LexisNexis #0911-105

Rivera-Siaca v. DCC Operating Inc.

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C.S. § 158, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 8001(e), and Bankr. D.P.R. R. 77.2, appellants submitted a notice of appeal after the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico denied their Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b) motion. Appellee moved to dismiss the pending appeal because of appellants' failure to comply with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 8006. Appellants moved to supplement the record on appeal.
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court properly certified appellants' failure to file record.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 05,2009, LexisNexis #0909-061