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United States Courts Opinions

United States Courts Opinions (USCOURTS) collection is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) to provide public access to opinions from selected United States appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts.

The District of Nebraska offers a database of opinions for the years 1997 to current, listed by year and judge. For a more detailed search, enter the keyword or case number in the search box above.

Reported at 13 B.R. 15. The court ruled that Cessna held a valid perfected security interest under Kansas law in the proceeds of an airplane that defendants willfully converted to their own use. Under the Bankruptcy Act, however, debt is dischargeable

In accordance with In re Terry, 630 F.2d 634 (8th Cir. 1980), confirmation of debtor's Chapter 13 plan was denied where the plan proposed no payments to unsecured creditors and the entire amount of the monthly payments appeared to be for attorney's fees

Court denied defendant's request for attorneys' fees under section 523(d) because the plaintiffs had sought denial of discharge rather than a determination of dischargeability, and because it was unclear whether the debts at issue were consumer debts.

Debtors' Chapter 13 plan was confirmable over objections of unsecured creditors because the plan does propose to pay those creditors at least as much, if not more, than they would be likely to receive in a Chapter 7 liquidation of the debtors' real estate.

Cattle investor's debt to bank could be discharged. His financial statements were not materially misleading, and his conversion of some of the bank's collateral was not willful and malicious because it was necessary for his operating expenses

An oral agreement to assign a security interest, followed by payment in full of the consideration, is sufficient to create a valid assignment. If the original security interest was perfected, it remains perfected in the assignee, pursuant to the U.C.C

Court granted relief to bank holding a possessory interest in a certificate of indebtedness issued to the debtor. Debtor had borrowed the money from his mother & felt morally obligated to repay her, but as an unsecured debt it wouldn't support maintaining

On motion to compromise controversies between the debtors and a bank over objection of creditors' committee, the court determined that committee's interest in pursuing litigation against the bank outweighs the debtor's interest in rehabilitation

The prevailing party's attorneys' fees are not a taxable cost as part of a non-dischargeability action under section 523 when the debt at issue is a business debt rather than a consumer debt

Court denied motion to dismiss complaint regarding preferential transfers because the transfers made from third parties to the defendant may have been accounts receivables of the plaintiff debtor, which would render them property of the debtor