Category Archives: Financing

Multiple Bankruptcy Filings: Try, Try, Try Again (… And Again… And Again)

United States v. Olayer (In re Olayer), 577 B.R. 464 (Bankr. W.D. Pa. 2017) – After a debtor filed his fifth chapter 12 petition in 21 years, the Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) filed a motion for relief from … Continue reading

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Non-Dischargeability: Shuffling Assets Among Entities May Lead To Non-Dischargeability No Matter How Indirect and Difficult to Follow

Dz Bank Ag Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaft Bank v. Meyer, 869 F.3d 939 (9th Cir. 2017)– The debtors caused assets to be transferred out of a closely-held corporation. A bank creditor alleged that the indirect transfer constituted a fraudulent transfer, and as … Continue reading

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Nondischarge for Fraud and the Like: Going After the Debtor May be Harder Than You Would Expect

Cowin v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. (In re Cowin), 864 F.3d 344 (5th Cir. 2017) – Deed of trust holders sought to except debts from discharge in a debtor’s individual chapter 11 case on the grounds of debtor’s larceny, embezzlement, or … Continue reading

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Deficiency Claims: State Law Procedures Can Safely Be Ignored … Or Not

Melikian Enterprises, LLLP v. McCormick, 863 F.3d 802 (8th Circuit 2017) – Individual chapter 11 debtors objected to a proof of claim filed by a deed of trust creditor for the deficiency remaining after a trustee’s sale of their property. … Continue reading

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Assignment of Rents: Who Has What Interests?

Town Center Flats, LLC v. ECP Commercial II LLC (In re Town Center Flats, LLC), 855 F.3d 721 (6th Cir. 2017) – A commercial mortgagee exercised its assignment of rents prior to bankruptcy. After it then commenced a foreclosure action, the … 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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