Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. AMH Roman Two NC, LLC

(United States Fourth Circuit) – In a bank-creditor’s appeal of a bankruptcy court’s order cancelling its deed of trust covering a piece of real property, two years after the court order and several months after the property was sold in foreclosure to a bona fide purchaser for value, the district court’s denial of the creditor’s motion to set aside the bankruptcy court’s order is affirmed where, at every stage of this litigation, the creditor was in the best position to protect its interests, and failed to do so.

In Re: Ross

(United States Third Circuit) – In an appeal by Chapter 13 debtor appealing a broad filing injunction issued against him by the Bankruptcy Court after he and his wife used the bankruptcy process to stave off the sheriff’s sale of their home, the filing injunction is affirmed where a bankruptcy court has the authority to issue a filing injunction even in the context of approving a debtor’s 11 U.S.C. section 1307(b) voluntary dismissal because nothing in the Bankruptcy Code’s express terms says otherwise.

Quincy Medical Center v. Gupta

(United States First Circuit) – In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving a hospital debtor, the district court’s ruling that the bankruptcy court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over former-executive-plaintiffs’ post-confirmation claims for severance payments against the purchaser of debtors’ assets is affirmed where the bankruptcy court had no jurisdiction.

In re: Klaas

(United States Third Circuit) – In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case presenting two questions of first impression, the district court’s decision affirming the bankruptcy court’s judgment is affirmed where: 1) bankruptcy courts do have discretion to grant a brief grace period and discharge debtors who cure an arrearage in their payment plan shortly after the expiration of the plan term; and 2) the Bankruptcy Court did not abuse its discretion in granting a grace period here.

In re Sunnyslope Housing Ltd. Partnership

(United States Ninth Circuit) – In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the district court’s decision affirming the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization is affirmed where the bankruptcy court did not err in approving the debtor’s plan of reorganization and valuing the collateral assuming its continued use after reorganization as low-income housing.