bankruptcy

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In January 2004, Stephen Law filed a Chapter 7 petition for bankruptcy. See Law v. Siegel, No. CC-10-1499-MkLaPa, at *2 (B.A.P. 9th Cir.). Alfred H. Siegel acted as the Chapter 7 trustee. See id. Such a trustee is responsible for taking possession...

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Petitioner Louis B. Bullard (“Bullard”) purchased a house in Massachusetts, which he had financed through a mortgage with Respondent Blue Hills Bank for the amount of $387,000. See In Re Bullard, 752 F.3d 483, 484 (1st Cir. 2014). Subsequently, Bullard...

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Robert Marrama entered the flooring business as a teenager and grew his family’s small enterprise into a multi-million dollar company. Sonia Nezamzadeh, Medill—On the Docket: Marrama, Robert v. Citizens Bank of Massachusetts,...

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Vickie Lynn Marshall (known to most of the world as Anna Nicole Smith) married eighty-nine-year-old billionaire oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, shortly before his death. During their fourteen-month marriage, Mr. Marshall provided his wife...

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Valley View Downs, LP (“Valley View”) sought to develop a “racino,” which would offer horse racing and casino entertainment in Pennsylvania. FTI Consulting, Inc. v. Merit Management Group, LP, 541 B.R. 850, 852 (N.D. Ill. 2015). To operate a racino,...

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In 2014 Respondent, Aleida Johnson, filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama. See Johnson v. Midland Funding, 823 F.3d 1334, 1335 (2016). Petitioner, Midland...

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Oral argument: Dec. 1, 2009

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (Sept. 4, 2008)

BANKRUPTCY, FIRST AMENDMENT, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, DUE PROCESS

This case concerns the application and constitutionality of three...

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Respondent Tempnology, LLC (“Tempnology”) designs and manufactures accessories—such as towels, socks, and headbands—that remain cool while a user exercises. Mission Product Holdings, Inc., v. Tempnology, LLC, n/k/a Old Cold LLC at 3. In connection with...

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The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is facing a severe financial crisis, and several public utility companies are on the verge of insolvency. See Franklin California Tax-Free Trust, et al. v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 805 F.3d 322, 324 (1st Cir. 2015)....

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This case involves the interpretation of Section 1129(b)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code (“the Code”). See 11 U.S.C. § 1129(b)(2)(A). In 2007, Petitioners RadLAX Gateway Hotel, LLC and RadLAX Gateway Deck, LLC (collectively “RadLAX”) borrowed...

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