§ 501

Skubal, In re

Ruling: 
Court disallowed legal fees charged to the bankruptcy estate to defend a dischargeable credit card claim as the trustee improperly took on the role of "defending" the claim. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2018, LexisNexis #0119-091

Burtanog, In re

Ruling: 
Movant's motion to allow Late Claim denied as court held that excusable neglect is notavailable as grounds for leave to file an untimely proof of claim in a chapter 13 case. (Bankr.S.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 12,2017, LexisNexis #1117-072

Glass Men of St. Tammany, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee properly filed proofs of claim on behalf of unsecured creditors which did not file proofs of claim. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2017, LexisNexis #1017-037

Johnson v. Midland Funding LLC

Ruling: 
Filing of time-barred proof of claim opened creditor up to liability under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 24,2016, LexisNexis #0616-043

Belser v. Nationstar Mortg. LLC (In re Belser)

Ruling: 
Creditor's objection to confirmation constituted an informal proof of claim so that late filed proof of claim was properly allowed as an amendment.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 06,2015, LexisNexis #0915-046

In re Green

Ruling: 
Postconfirmation amendment of proof of claim filed by debtor on creditor's behalf when creditor originally failed to file denied.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2015, LexisNexis #0615-080

In re Hardin & Co.

Ruling: 
Objection to properly filed proof of claim overruled as a de facto appeal of state court summary judgment ruling that was protected by the Rooker-Feldman doctrine.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 14,2014, LexisNexis #0414-041

In re Jag Constr. Servs.

Debtor filed for relief under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Creditor filed a proof claim and an amended claim under 11 U.S.C.S. § 501 asserting a claim for $66,300 for invoices regarding a tugboat rental. The debtor objected to the proof of claim.
Ruling: 
Claim for tugboat rental invoices allowed in reduced amount where parties never agreed on compensation.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 16,2013, LexisNexis #0813-009

In re Vancleef

Several years after a bankruptcy debtor's case was closed, the case was reopened on the basis of a newly discovered potential asset, and the bankruptcy trustee filed proofs of claims on behalf of unsecured creditors listed in the debtor's schedules who did not file proofs of claim after notice pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 501(c). The debtor objected to the claims asserted by the trustee.
Ruling: 
Proofs of claim filed by trustee on behalf of non-filing creditors disallowed on debtor's objection.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 28,2012, LexisNexis #1112-084

In re Nelson

Debtors filed proofs of claim on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for withholding payroll taxes and penalties due from the debtors' business. The bankruptcy trustee moved to disallow the claims as improperly filed and untimely.
Ruling: 
Timely income tax claims by IRS did not preclude debtor from filing claims on behalf of IRS for withholding taxes and penalties.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 25,2012, LexisNexis #0712-115

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