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In In re Ferreira, No. 18-5264, 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 3342, at *6-8 (Bankr. N.D. Ga. Oct. 24, 2019), the Bankruptcy Court found no fiduciary duty between a floorplan lender and dealer. A number of courts have considered whether contracts in a floor planning relationship create such a technical trust. As the bankruptcy court explained in VW Credit, Inc. v. Salim… Read More

In Auto. Fin. Corp. v. Nunez (In re Nunez), Nos. 17-33845-hdh7, 18-03004, 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 824 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Mar. 15, 2019), Judge Hale denied a Floorplan lender’s non-dischargeability claim. The Plaintiff alleges that the Defendant committed fraud in securing advances from the Plaintiff and by transferring the Secured Vehicles without being paid in full. The Plaintiff also alleges the… Read More

In In re Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC Litig., No. 3:16-cv-00200-MMD-WGC, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25968 (D. Nev. Feb. 19, 2019), Judge Du found that a mortgage company had a permissible purpose to ‘soft’ pull a consumer report post-bankruptcy discharge.  The facts were as follows. Plaintiffs are Christopher Marino, Henry L. Farrin, Jr., Joshua E. Hardin, Kristen Hardin, Dionne Horton, Deonca… Read More

In In re: Dunn, 2018 WL 3549310, at *4–5 (E.D.Pa., 2018), Judge Leeson affirmed the bankruptcy court's finding that the repossession of a vehicle violated the automatic stay. Here, the Bankruptcy Court, following the court’s decision in In re Rice concluded that the BAPCPA eliminated the ride-through option. Neither party disputes this determination, nor is it necessary for this Court… Read More

In Delgado v. Ally Financial, et. al., 2018 WL 2128661, at *5–6 (S.D.Cal., 2018), Judge Benitez ordered an FCRA case to arbitration, rejecting the Plaintiff's argument that the bankruptcy eliminated the arbitration clause. Delgado also opposes the enforcement of the arbitration provision on the basis his bankruptcy discharge rendered the arbitration provision unenforceable. (Doc. No. 25 at 4.) This assertion,… Read More

In re Jones, 2018 WL 1898140 (Bkrtcy.W.D.Wash., 2018), Judge Allston found that a bankrupt debtor’s vehicle did not secure the amounts financed to pay for optional service and GAP contracts. This claim objection appears to present an issue of first impression to the Court: whether optional contracts for gap insurance and vehicle maintenance should be treated as secured under the… Read More

In Florence v. Cenlar Federal Savings & Loan, 2018 WL 1145804, at *5–7 (D.Nev., 2018), Judge Navarro held that a mortgage debt was accurately reported through and after Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings. As a court stated in this District, “[t]he [c]ourt was unaware of any statute or case providing that discharge in bankruptcy makes a debt unreportable as opposed to uncollectable.”… Read More

In Nissou-Rabban v. Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., 2018 WL 538962, at *6 (S.D.Cal., 2018), Judge Houston found that an FCRA plaintiff whose credit card account has passed through bankruptcy sufficiently alleged an "inaccuracy" under the FCRA and that such claim could proceed as a class action.  After allowing the Plaintiff to amend the Complaint to allege a class action, the… Read More

In Gadomski v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A., 2018 WL 263903, at *3–4 (E.D.Cal., 2018), Judge Nunley rejected a consumer's claim that her FCRA claim was not subject to contractual arbitration because she'd had an intervening bankruptcy discharge. Plaintiff first argues the Agreement was rendered unenforceable because of the Bankruptcy Action. (ECF No. 15 at 5–6.) However, Plaintiff offers no cases… Read More

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