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Plaintiff Judicially Estopped from Pursuing Claims Not Disclosed in Bankruptcy

In Weakley v. Eagle Logistics, 2018 WL 3188663 (11th Cir. June 29, 2018), the Eleventh Circuit considered what “facts and circumstances” surrounding a plaintiff’s failure to disclose a pending lawsuit in bankruptcy proceedings will allow the lawsuit to be dismissed on judicial-estoppel grounds. The plaintiff, Timothy Weakley, had filed two separate lawsuits against a number of...

Supreme Court Scorecard: Looking Back at the 2016 Term and Forward to October

After a tough record in 2015, the Eleventh Circuit batted .400 last term at the U.S. Supreme Court. In the Court’s five merits decisions on appeal from the Eleventh Circuit, two judgments were affirmed, two were reversed, and one was vacated. The two affirmances were both in criminal cases with majority opinions by Justice Thomas. In Beckles v. United States, 137 S. Ct. 886 (Mar. 6,...

Supreme Court to Decide Interplay Between Bankruptcy Code and FDCPA

This past Tuesday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, No. 16-348 (cert. granted Oct. 11, 2016), to review the Eleventh Circuit’s holding that filing a stale proof of claim in a consumer bankruptcy violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. For more details on the Eleventh Circuit’s opinion, 823 F.3d 1334 (11th Cir. 2016), see our previous...

Filing Proof of Stale Claim in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Held to Violate FDCPA

In the consolidated appeals of Johnson v. Midland Funding, LLC and Brock v. Resurgent Capital Services, L.P., Nos. 15-11240 and 15-14116, 2016 WL 2996372 (11th Cir. May 24, 2016), the Eleventh Circuit doubled down on its previous holding that filing “a proof of claim to collect a stale debt in Chapter 13 bankruptcy violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,” Crawford v. LVNV...