Monthly Archives: December 2017

Discharge of Securities Law Violations: Nothing Is Ever Straightforward

Lunsford v. Process Technology Services, LLC (In re Lunsford), 848 F.3d 963 (11th Cir. 2017) – An investor obtained a state court judgment against the debtor relating to securities law violations. After the debtor filed bankruptcy, the investor sought a … Continue reading

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Married Individual Guarantor: Collecting from Property Subject to a Spouse’s Interest Can Be “Iffy”

First Community Bank v. Gaughan (In re Miller), 853 F.3d 508 (9th Cir. 2017) – A creditor obtained an Arizona judgment against the debtor arising from the guarantee which it recorded and registered in California. After the debtor filed bankruptcy … Continue reading

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Serial Filings That Block a Creditor: Better Not to Obtain More Relief Than You Need

In re Ross, 838 F.3d 779 (3rd Cir. 2017) – A debtor filed bankruptcy to block a foreclosure. When he sought to voluntarily dismiss the case, the bankruptcy court granted the request but also enjoined him from filing at any … Continue reading

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Sale Appeals: No Stay, No Appeal – Or Maybe Not

Brown v. Ellmann (In re Brown), 851 F.3d 619 (6th Cir. 2017) – After a chapter 7 trustee sold mortgaged residential property that had been surrendered by the debtor, the debtor claimed an exemption in the sale proceeds based on … Continue reading

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