Bankruptcy Case Summaries by Circuit
Lansaw v. Zokaites
3rd Circuit: "An individual injured by any willful violation of [the automatic] stay shall recover actual damages, including costs and attorneys' fees and…may recover punitive damages."
Cosmetic Plus Group Ltd. v. Gowan (In re Dreier LLP)
The 2nd Circuit held that a claim against a law firm for settlement proceeds received by the law firm on behalf of the client was a general unsecured claim.
Zutrau v. Zutrau (In re Zutrau)
A 1st Circuit ruling held that certain debts owed to the Debtor's sister were nondischargable under section 523(a)(2)(A) and (a)(6).
Indian Harbor Insurance Co. v. Zucker
6th Circuit: 'Insured vs. Insured' exclusion in D&O insurance policy bars claims by a liquidating trustee against directors and officers of the company.
Davis v. Belloc (In re Regional Care Services Corp.)
9th Circuit BAP affirmed order of the bankruptcy court denying reconsideration under FRCP 59(e) of its allowance of a late-filed proof of claim and granting of relief from stay.