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TARACORP v. DAILEY

On June 4, 2007, the District Court of Logan County, Colorado, granted the plaintiffs/appellants, Taracorp, LTD., and Tara and Kelly Barlean (collectively, Taracorp) a default judgment against the defendants/appellees, Jeff Dailey d/b/a A.J.'s Bargain World (collectively Dailey). The lawsuit apparently stemmed from Taracorp's allegations that Dailey breached a fiduciary duty and defrauded Taracorp... More...   $0 (04-24-2018 - OK)

Michelle Echlin v. PearceHealth, d/b/a PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

We must decide whether, under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, a company that sent letters demanding that
hospital patients pay their overdue medical bills meaningfully
participated in the hospital’s efforts to collect debts.
I
Michelle Echlin is a former patient of PeaceHealth
Southwest Medical Center (PeaceHealth) in Vancouver,
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Washin... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - WA)

Chad Barry Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the
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ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - HI)

Andrew Castillo v. Glenair, Inc.

In a joint employer arrangement, can a class of workers
bring a lawsuit against a staffing company, settle that lawsuit,
and then bring identical claims against the company where they
had been placed to work. We answer no.
This wage and hour putative class action involves the
relationship between a temporary staffing company (GCA
Services Group, Inc. (GCA)), its employees (... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - CA)

Michele Clark v. All Acquisition, L.L.C., et al. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

In 2015, John Edward Clark was diagnosed with mesothelioma,
a cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. At that time, Mr.
Clark was nearing completion of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan that
he and his wife, Michele, had entered into in 2010. Although the
Clarks fulfilled their last remaining obligations under the plan within
a matter of weeks, their bankruptcy proceedin... More...
   $0 (04-02-2018 - NY)

Loyd P. Cadwell v. Kaufman, Englett & Lynd, P.L.L.C. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

This case arises under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, which, among other things, amended federal law to impose new requirements and prohibitions on professionals who assist with the preparation of bankruptcy petitions. The provision specifically at issue here, 11 U.S.C. § 526(a)(4), provides in relevant part that a “debt relief agency”—including a law firm tha... More...   $0 (03-30-2018 - FL)

Chad Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, L.L.C. Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the ancient maritime remedy of maintenance and cure,1 among other relief, Barnes su... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - HI)

Deborah Walton v. EOS, CCA Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

Deborah Walton sued EOS CCA, a
debt collector, under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Walton argues that EOS
violated the former by failing to contact the creditor directly
to “obtain[] verification” of her debt and the latter by failing
to investigate disputed information. The district court concluded
that EOS had discharged its obl... More...
   $0 (03-27-2018 - IN)

George Allison v. Centins Federal Credit Union District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Omaha, Nebraska

A group of investors appeals after the district court1 affirmed the bankruptcy
court’s finding that funds the investors transferred to Tri-State Financial, LLC (TSF)
are part of TSF’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy estate. We affirm.
I. Background
After Tri-State Ethanol (TSE) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a
group of investors (Omaha Group) formed TSF, a shell corporation d... More...
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United States of America v. Nnika White Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Richmond Lawyer Sentenced for Fraud, Tax Violations

A former Richmond lawyer was sentenced to one year in prison for bankruptcy fraud and failing to collect and turn over employment taxes.

According to court documents, Nnika White, 42, maintained a bankruptcy law practice in Richmond and owned a law firm, White & Associates, PLLC. In 2014, one of White’s bankruptcy... More...
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AO Alpha-Bank v. Oleg Nikolaevich Yakovlev

Plaintiff AO Alpha Bank (Alpha Bank) initiated this lawsuit pursuant to the
Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Act (Recognition Act; Code Civ. Proc.,
§§ 1713–1725)1 to recognize a Russian judgment against defendant Oleg Nikolaevich
Yakovlev. Yakovlev moved for summary judgment, arguing the judgment could not be
recognized because (1) the Russian court lacked personal jurisdict... More...
   $0 (03-12-2018 - CA)

Ralph Janvey v. Peter Romero District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Appellee Peter Romero filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition after he was found liable for $1.275 million to the victims of a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Appellant Ralph Janvey, the receiver in the Ponzi scheme litigation, moved to dismiss Romero’s bankruptcy petition for cause under 11 U.S.C. § 707(a). The bankruptcy court denied the motion, and the district court affirmed the bankruptcy cou... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - MD)

Michelle Tatis v. Allied Interstate, LLC District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

This appeal arises under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA or Act). The question presented is whether a collection letter sent to collect a time-barred debt that makes a “settlement offer” to accept payment “in settlement of” the debt could violate the Act’s general prohibition against “any false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of any... More...   $0 (02-23-2018 - NJ)

Michelle Tatis v. Allied Interstate, LLC District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

This appeal arises under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA or Act). The question presented is whether a collection letter sent to collect a time-barred debt that makes a “settlement offer” to accept payment “in settlement of” the debt could violate the Act’s general prohibition against “any false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of any... More...   $0 (02-13-2018 - ht)

Malik M. Hasan, M.D. v. Chase Bank USA, N.A.; American Express Centurion District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Malik Hasan ordered wine from Premier Cru Fine Wines (Premier Cru) and
paid with credit cards issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. (Chase) and American
Express Centurion Bank (AmEx). Premier Cru declared bankruptcy while Hasan was
still waiting for delivery of wine that he paid nearly $1 million for. Hasan asserts that
under a provision of the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA), 15 U.S.C. §§... More...
   $0 (01-30-2018 - CO)

Adrian J. Lee; Angela Lynn Noyes Lee v. Scott J. McCardle District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Plaintiffs Adrian and Angela Lee1 asked the bankruptcy court to declare that
the automatic stay in Adam and Jennifer Peeples’ bankruptcy case applies to a
separate lawsuit Adrian Lee filed in state court against defendant Scott McCardle.
The Lees also asserted that the automatic stay prevented McCardle from collecting
attorney’s fees levied against Adrian Lee in that state-court la... More...
   $0 (01-30-2018 - UT)

Cheri Dahlin v. Lyondell Chemical Company Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs

Cheri Dahlin sued Lyondell Chemical Company, Equistar Chemicals, LP, and
Equistar GP, LLC (collectively “Lyondell”). A jury returned a verdict for Dahlin.
Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court vacates and remands.

I.

Between 1990 and 1995, Dean B. Dahlin worked for two companies as a
commercial truck driver. For both, he loaded his truck with benzene-... More...
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Mary M. Mayotte v. U.S. Bank National Association District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

On this appeal the parties have asked us to determine how, or even whether, an
important—but subtle and often confusing—doctrine limiting federal-court jurisdiction
should apply to a unique Colorado procedure for “nonjudicial” foreclosure of mortgages.

The jurisdictional doctrine is the Rooker-Feldman doctrine, which forbids lower federal
courts from reviewing state-court c... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - CO)

Michelle Merceri v. Deutsche Bank, AG, et al. Washington Court of Appeals, Division 1 - Tacoma, Washington

Under RCW 4.16.230, the statute of limitations is tolled
when the commencement of an action is stayed by a statutory prohibition. Under
the federal bankruptcy code, actions to foreclose on a debtor's property are
stayed while the property at issue is part of the bankruptcy estate. We are asked
to determine whether the bankruptcy stay is a statutory prohibition that tolls the
st... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - WA)

Dennis Obduskey v. Wells Fargo District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Plaintiff-Appellant Dennis Obduskey appeals from the district court’s order
granting Defendants-Appellees Wells Fargo and McCarthy and Holthus, LLP’s
motions to dismiss numerous claims, including whether either party was liable as a
“debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §§
1692–1692p. Obduskey v. Fargo, No. 15-CV-01734-RBJ, 2016 WL 4091174 (D.
... More...
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Dering Pierson Group, L.L.P. v. Daniel Thomas Kantos District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

In the bankruptcy case of Daniel Thomas Kantos (“Debtor”), Dering Pierson Group, LLC (“DPG”) filed suit seeking a determination that its claim against Debtor is nondischargeable. The Bankruptcy Court1 held that DPG had not sustained its burden of proving that Debtor had willfully or maliciously caused an injury to DPG under § 523(a)(6). It also concluded that collateral estoppel did not apply beca... More...   $0 (01-18-2018 - MN)

Ryan Boucher v. Finance System of Green Bay, Inc. Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Plaintiffs sued defendant, a debt col-lection agency, for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Prac-tices Act (“FDCPA”). Specifically, plaintiffs allege that de-fendant’s dunning letters were false and misleading because they threatened to impose “late charges and other charges” that could not lawfully be imposed. The district court dis-missed plaintiffs’ claims because the challenged statement ... More...   $0 (01-17-2018 - WI)

Robert Law v. Ronald Zemp Oregon Supreme Court Building - Eugene, Oregon

This review proceeding arises out of a post-judgment
order charging a judgment debtor’s interests in four limited
partnerships and a limited liability company to satisfy the
judgment creditor’s judgment against him. The charging
order was issued over the limited partnerships’ and limited
liability company’s objections that ancillary provisions
included in the charging order... More...
   $0 (01-11-2018 - OR)

Judson C. Ball Revocable Trust v. Phoenix Orchard Group I, L.P., et al.

¶1 Judson C. Ball Revocable Trust (the “Trust”) appeals from the
declaratory judgment in favor of Phoenix Orchard Group I, LP and Phoenix
Orchard Group II, LP (collectively, “POG”); and the denial of its motion to
stay release of rescission payments to the Trust’s judgment creditor, PJI-2
Collection, LLC (“PJI-2”). For the following reasons, we affirm the
declaratory judgment a... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - AZ)

Grady's Quality Excavating, Inc. Alliance Streetworks, Inc.

¶1 Grady’s Quality Excavating, Inc. (“Grady’s Excavating”)
appeals from a superior court judgment entered in favor of Alliance
Streetworks, Inc. (“Alliance”) and American Specialty Insurance Company
on all counts, awarding Alliance attorney’s fees and costs, and denying
Grady’s Excavating’s Motion for New Trial and/or Additur.1
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
¶2 Grady’s Exc... More...
   $0 (01-02-2018 - AZ)

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