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Honorable Patrick M. Flatley

Mooring Capital Fund, LLC v. Sullivan (In re 201 North George Street, LLC) , 14-ap-16
Date: 09/28/2015

The court denies summary judgment to both Mooring and the Sullivans where their dispute regarding their relative lien positions vis-a-vis the Debtor's property revolves around whether Mooring's predecessor-in-interest knew about the Sullivans' intervening deed of trust at the time it released its first-priority deed of trust and took a subsequent deed of trust on the Debtor's property.

Nationstar Mortgage, LLC v. Siler (In re Siler), 13-ap-46
Date: 09/18/2015

The court denies summary judgment to the Plaintiff where a genuine dispute of material fact exists regarding its cause of action to enforce a deed of trust, the assignment of which was lost.  The court also denies summary judgment to the Defendant Chapter 7 trustee on his claim that he is entitled to avoid the lien as a bona fide purchaser under § 544 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Godfrey v. The Huntington National Bank (In re Godfrey), Case No. 13-ap-24
Date: 09/18/2015

The authenticated notice of private disposition sent to the party's attorney complies with W. Va. Code 46-9-611(c).  Genuine issues of material fact exist regarding whether the bank's private disposition of collateral was commercially reasonable.  Summary judgment is granted to the third party purchaser as a good faith transferee under W. Va. Code 46-9-617(b).

UST v. Rahmi, 14-ap-41
Date: 08/24/2015

The court grants summary judgment to the United States Trustee on Count III of her complaint seeking to deny the debtor a discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(2)(B).

In re Pearson, 08-bk-1970
Date: 05/26/2015

The court denies the debtors' motion to convert their case to one under Chapter 13 because the debtors are ineligible for Chapter 13 under 11 U.S.C. § 109(e) based upon their previous Chapter 7 discharge in this case.

Meraldi v. Couch (In re Couch), 14-ap-12
Date: 04/09/2015

The court grants summary judgment to the Defendant-Debtor because the undisputed material facts alleged by the Plaintiff in her complaint do not entitle her to relief on her cause of action under §§ 523 and 727(a)(4)(A).

In re Dunaway, Case No. 14-bk-88
Date: 03/16/2015

The court overrules the Chapter 7 trustee’s objection to the Debtor’s amended exemptions based upon res judicata and laches.

In re Davis, Case No. 13-bk-1096
Date: 03/16/2015

The court overrules the Chapter 7 trustee’s objection to the Debtor’s amended exemptions based upon estoppel and laches but schedules further proceedings to determine whether res judicata bars the Debtor's amendment.

In re Warner, Case No. 10-888
Date: 03/13/2015

The court overrules the Chapter 7 trustee’s objection to the Debtor’s amended exemptions based upon res judicata, judicial estoppel, and laches.

In re Shafer Bros. Constr. Inc., Case No. 14-17
Date: 01/13/2015

The court grants debtor's counsel reasonable compensation under 11 U.S.C. § 330(a)(3).  Additionally, and by virtue of West Virginia law, counsel's claim to the $20,000 security retainer paid to him prepetition is superior to that of the secured lender who holds an unperfected security interest in the retainer.

In re Weidlich, Case No. 12-1072
Date: 01/12/2015

A sale was authorized after issuance of improper notice.  Although the complaining party's right to receive notice under Bankruptcy Rule 2002(a), in the form required by Rule 2002(c)(1), was violated, she had no cognizable property interest in the items being sold at auction and no constitutional violation of due process existed such that relief from judgment could be afforded under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b)(4).