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Digest for Week of May 5th, 2016

Bankruptcy Case Summaries & Blog Posts

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Patel v. Crown Diamonds, Inc.

April 29, 2016
Bankruptcy Law, Injury & Tort Law
(California Court of Appeal) - In a suit alleging defendants defrauded her of hundreds of thousands of dollars after her husband died, the trial court's entry of judgment based on terminating sanctions against plaintiff and entry of monetary sanctions against plaintiff and her attorney are reversed where plaintiff did not sue former bankruptcy debtor in this action for fraud and related claims, but rather his business partners, and principles of res judicata and collateral estoppel do not apply to insulate defendants from answering for what plaintiff claims are their fraudulent activities.
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Anderson v. Hancock

April 27, 2016
Property Law & Real Estate, Bankruptcy Law
(United States Fourth Circuit) - In a case where the rate of interest on the debtors' residential mortgage loan was increased upon default, the District Court's judgment is affirmed in part and reversed in part where a "cure" under section 1322(b) of the Bankruptcy Code does not allow their bankruptcy plan to bring post-petition payments back down to the initial rate of interest, as a change to the interest rate on a residential mortgage loan is a "modification" barred by the terms of section 1322(b)(2).
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6th Cir. Affirms Lower Bankruptcy Ruling, Punts Constitutionality

Jonathan R. Tung, Esq.
May 2, 2016
A case of some interest to appellate attorneys came out of the Sixth Circuit recently that invoked the Constitutional Avoidance Doctrine -- avoiding questions of constitutionality when the validity of a law can be determined on other grounds. Though the...
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