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Case Studies

Les' Case Studies
January 15, 2008 - In re Sentinel Funds, Inc., 380 B.R. 902 (Bankr. S.D.Fla., 2008)
Leslie Osborne, the Chapter 7 Trustee (the "Trustee") has moved to settle disputes with Nell Baritz and his law firm, Baritz & Colman, LLP (collectively, "Baritz"), As part of that settlement, the Trustee seeks entry of a bar order which would prohibit third parties from pursuing any claims which they may have against Baritz arising out of matters related to the Debtor's case. I conclude on the basis on the record that the settlement itself should be approved, but the requested...

April 23, 2009 - In re Dumoulin, No. 08-15355 (11th Cir. 4/23/2009) (11th Cir., 2009)
In this case, Denise Dumoulin filed a voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. Although she initially filed a schedule of assets claiming an exemption for her homestead along with a notice indicating her intent to surrender the property, she later amended the schedule of assets to remove the homestead exemption and seek additional personal property exemptions under Fla. Stat. 222.25(4). Trustee Leslie Osborne objected to the additional exemptions on the ground that Dumoulin was not...

November 17, 1993 - In re Lancaster, 161 B.R. 308 (Bankr. S.D.Fla., 1993)
Leslie Osborne, Furr & Cohen, P.A., Boca Raton, FL, for Trustee, Robert...

August 26, 1997 - In re Paul, 217 B.R. 336 (Bankr. S.D.Fla., 1997)
Leslie Osborne, Boca Raton, FL, for...

June 17, 2009 - In re S & I Investments, 411 B.R. 447 (Bankr. S.D.Fla., 2009)
Eyal Berger, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, James H. Fierberg, Esq., Miami, FL, Leslie S. Osborne, Esq., Boca Raton, FL, for...

December 5, 2008 - Osborne v. Smith, 398 B.R. 355 (S.D. Fla., 2008)
Leslie Osborne, Boca Raton, FL, for...

October 12, 1999 - In re Chatam, Inc., 239 B.R. 837 (bankr, S.D.Fla., 1999)
Leslie Scott Osborne, Furr and Cohen, P.A., Boca Raton, Florida, for...

March 11, 1994 - In re Selby, 165 B.R. 300 (Bankr. S.D. Fla., 1994)
Charles I. Cohen, Boca Raton, FL, Leslie S. Osborne, Boca Raton, FL, for...

January 21, 1994 - In re Godley, 164 B.R. 780 (Bankr. S.D.Fla., 1994)
Leslie S. Osborne, Boca Raton, FL, for...



Ken's Case Studies
September 23, 2009 - In re Weiner, 415 B.R. 900, 2009 WL 3126272, Bkrcy. S.D.Fla.
...willful and malicious statements. 11 U.S.C.A. 523(a)(6) Howard D. DuBosar, Esq., Boca Raton, FL, for Scott Budner, Kenneth S. Rappaport, Esq., Leslie S. Osborne, Esq., Boca Raton, FL, for Alan David Weiner. ORDER (1) GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFF BUDNER'S...

October 13, 2004 - In re Hecker, 316 B.R. 375, 2004 WL 2359992, 17 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 267, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.
...Art. 10, 4(a) David L. Rosendorf Kozyak, Troopin & Throckmorton, P.A., MIami, FL, for Kokomo Spring Co., Inc. Jordan Rappaport Kenneth Rappaport, P.A., Boca Raton FL, for Debtor, John Walsh Dzikowski & Walsh, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, for Patricia Dzikowski, Chapter 7 Trustee. ORDER...

June 26, 2000 - In re Craig. 252 B.R. 822, 200 WL I141596, 86 A.F.T.R.2d 2000-5341, 44 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 831, 13 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 329, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.
... a)(5) Paul G. Gill, Trial Attorney, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for United States of America, Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, FL, for debtor. MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT RAYMOND B. RAY, Bankruptcy Judge...

January 06, 1995 - In re O'Brien, 176 B.R. 640, 1995 WL 12482, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.
...Bankr.Code, 11 U.S.C.A 523(a)(2)(A) Scott W. Spradley, Orlando, FL, David C. Tassell,  Jupiter, FL, for plaintiff. Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, FL, for defendant. MEMORANDUM DECISION STEVEN H. FRIEDMAN, Bankruptcy Judge. This matter came before the Court November 30...

February 01, 1991 - In re Leonardi's Intern., Inc., 123 B.R. 668, 1991 WL 11354, Bkrtcy,S.D.Fla.
...debtor, thereby rendering the remedy of contractual damages ineffective, and debtor had initially made alternative claim for rescission of addendum. Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, Fla., for debtor. Sheldon Slatkin, Coral Springs, Fla., for creditors. ORDER DENYING MOTION TO ALTER OR AMEND JUDGMENT...

September 14, 1989 - In re Phillips, 104 B.R. 499, 1989 WL 106498, Bkrtcy,S.D.Fla.
...creditor. BankCode, 11 U.S.C.A. 544(b) F.S. 1987, 726.01 Steven Friedman, Miami, Fla. for William Roemelmeyer, trustee, Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, Fla., for William Lyle Phillips and Jean P. Phillips. FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW SIDNEY...

December 31, 1986 - In re Dudley, 68 B.R. 426, 15 Bankr.Ct.Dec. 654, Bkrtcy.S.d.Fla.
...have otherwise been entitled. BankCode, 11 U.S.C.A. 522 (f)(l) West's F.S.A. Const. Art. 10, 4(a)(l) Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, Fla., for debtors, Douglass E. Wendel, Trustee. Daniel L. Bakst, West Palm Beach., for Trustee, Adele Stroh...

November 27, 1979 - Matter of Smith, 2 B.R. 30, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.
...was justified in the present case, Jones, Paine, & Foster, P.A., Anthony E. Pucillo, West Palm Beach, Fla., for plaintiff. Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, Fla., for Bankrupt. Irving E. Gennet, Boca Raton, Fla., C. Peter Buhler, MIami, Fla., for defendant. FINDINGS AND...

July 26, 2007 - In re M.T.G. Ltd., Inc., Not Reported in B.R.
...M.T.G. LIMITED, INC., Debtor. In re M.T.G. Finance, Inc., Debtor,. Nos.04-34768-PGH, 04-34767-PGH. Jul 26, 2007. Kenneth S. Rappaport, Esq., Boca Raton, FL, for Debtors. Arthur J. Spector, Esq., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, for Creditor Committee. MEMORANDUM ORDER: 1) GRANTING...

April 26, 2006 - In re Everglades Memorial Hosp., Inc., 346 B.R. 223 , 2006 WL 2007831, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.
...basis of contract under Florida law, there must be common intent, or "meeting of the minds," as to contract's terms. Kenneth S. Rappaport, Esq. Boca Raton, FL, for Debtor. MEMORANDUM OPINION DETERMINING PALM BEACH COUNTY HEALTH CARE DISTRICT TO HAVE NO FURTHER LIABILITY...

March 03, 2000 - In re A-1 Specialty Gasolines, Inc., 246 B.R. 445, 200 WL 282477, 13 Fla, L. Weekly Fed. B 137
...U.S. T., Miami. Marvin E. Kramer, Garden City, NY, pro se. Kenneth B. Robinson Rice & Robinson, P.A., Miami, for Trustee. Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, for Stanley and Walter Coven. ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART MOTION FOR CONTEMPT AND SETTING...

September 30, 1998 - In re Nelson, 225 B.R. 508, 1998 WL 686029
...of planted palm trees. West's F.S.A. Const. Art. 10, 4(a) Harry J. Ross, Boca Raton, FL, for Debtor. Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, FL, for Creditor. ORDER OVERRULING OBJECTION TO EXEMPTION STEVEN H. FRIEDMAN Bankruptcy, Judge. This matter came before the...

February 24, 1995 - In re Davidson, 178 B.R. 544, 1995 WL 86566
...have permitted creditor to avoid transfer or anuity purchase. West's F.S.A. 222.30 (2), 726.105.726.108 (1). Kenneth S. Rappaport Leslie Scott Osborne Furr and Cohen, P.A., Boca Raton FL, for appellants. Federic J. Dispigna, Boca Raton, FL, for appellees...

February 24, 1994 - In re Davidson, 164 B.R. 782, 1994 WL 68277, 30 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 1676, Bankr. L. Rep. P 75, 782, Bkrtcy.S.D.D.Fla.
...strong showing of abuse by debtors. Bankr.Code, 11 U.S.C.A. 105 West's F.S.A. 22.14 222.20 222.201 Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, FL, for Ameritrust Nat. Bank. Leslie Gern Cloyd, West Palm Beach, FL, for Walkter Davidson and Marian Davidson...

May 14, 1993 - Matter of Ashoka Enterprises, Inc., 156 B.R. 343, 1993 WL 221200, S.D.Fla.
...litigation, as trial on objection to creditor's deficiency claim had already been completed. 28 U.S.C.A 158(a) 1292(b) Kenneth S. Rappaport, P.A., Boca Raton, FL, for appelant. Stanley H. Wakshlag Susan N. Eisenberg Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson, MIami, FL, for appellee. ORDER...

January 13, 1992 - In re Goldstein, 135 B.R. 703, 1992 WL 6875, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.
...be created by deed or may rest entirely in parol, or may be partly in writing and partly in parol. Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, Fla., for debtor. Daniel L. Bakst Ackerman, Bakst, Cloyd & Scherer, P.A., West Palm Beach, Fla., Chapter 7 Trustee...

November 26, 1990 - In re Ashoka Enterprises, Inc., 125 B.R. 845, 1990 WL 279521, 14 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 1205, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.
...Hull Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson, Miami, Fla., for Ford Motor Credit Corp. Robert C. Furr, Boca Raton, Fla., for the Trustee. Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, Fla., for Ashoka Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Melbourne Beach Hilton. ORDER GORDON B. KAHN, Chief Judge, sitting...

October 16, 1990 - In re Leonardi's Intern., Inc., 119 B.R. 874, 1990 WL 155527, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.
...floor; conduct by attorney for lessor amounted to overreaching by which lessor was able to gain unfair advantage over debtor. Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, Fla., for debtor. Sheldon Slatkin, Coral Springs, Fla., for creditors. FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW SIDNEY...

September 18, 1989 - In re Patrick, 106 B.R. 743, 1989 WL 126961, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.
...her attorney fees is dischargeable. Bankr.Code, 11 U.S.C.A. 523(a)(5) Amlong & Amlong, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., pro se. Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, Fla., for defendant. MEMORANDUM DECISION THOMAS C. BRITTON, Chief Judge. The plaintiff law firm seeks exception from discharge...

December 22, 1988 - In re Gresham, 95 B.R. 836, 1988 WL 147812, Bkrtcy.S.D.C.Fla.
... Cynthia I. Cheifa, Katz, Barron, Squitero & Faust, Miami, Fla., Gary LIghtman, Klehr, Harrison, et al. Philidelphia, Pa., for Horizon Financial. Kenneth S. Rappaport, P.A., Boca Raton, Fla., for plaintiff Scott. Francis T. Ryan, Michael J. Ryan, Ryan & Ryan Legal Associates, P.A., Rivera Beach...

August 04, 1988 - In re Mart, 90 B.R. 547, 1988 WL 92783, 19 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 1300, 18 Bankr.Ct.
... Knight, Miami, Fla., for plaintiff. Ackerman, Bakst, Gundlach, Lauer & Zwickel, P.A., Leslie Gern Cloyd, West Palm Beach, Fla., for defendants. Kenneth S. Rappaport, Boca Raton, Fla., for Jeffery Mart, Irving E. Gennet, Boca Raton Fla., trustee. ORDER ON DEMAND THOMAS C. BRITTON, Chief...

July 27, 1988 - Shillinglaw v. Lawson, 88 B.R. 406, 1988 WL 78296, S.D>Fla.
...property would lead to conclusion that residency limitation applied to munipal property only. West's F.S.A. Cont. Art. 10, 4 Kenneth Rappaport, Boca Raton, Fla., for appellant. Gary Sherman, Sherman & Walkdman, Boca Raton, Fla., for appellees. ORDER GONZALEZ, District Judge. THIS CAUSE...

July 25, 1988 - In re Lang 88 B.R. 447, 1988 WL 81221, Bkrtcy.S.D>fla.
... parties to divorce, and alimony would not have been awarded, given parties' circumstances. Bankr.Code, 11 U.S.C.A. 523(a)(5) Kenneth S. Rappaport, P.A., Boca Raton, Fla., for paintiff. Jerald Goldstein, Boca Raton, Fla., for defendant. Irving E. Gennet, Boca Raton, Fla., Trustee...

November 30, 1987 - In re Shillinglaw, 81 B.R. 138, 1987 WL 25291, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.
...or is consistent with business or occupation of owner or his family. Gary E. Sherman, Boca Raton, Fla., for Lawson. Kenneth Rappaport, Boca Raton, Fla., for debtor. Daniel L. Bakst, West Palm Beach, Fla., Interim Trustee. ORDER ON OBJECTION TO EXEMPTION THOMAS...

June 22, 1987 - In re Mart, 75 B.R. 808, Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla.
...Harry Lewis, Holland & KNight, MIami, Fla., for plaintiff. Gary I. Zwickel, West Palm Beach, Fla., for defendant Sharon N. Mart. Kenneth Rappaport, Boca Raton, Fla., for defendant Jeffrey M. Mart. Irving E. Gennet, Boca Raton, Fla., Trustee. Theodore Jewell, South Palm Beach...

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Les Osborne argues in front of the Florida Supreme Court
March 04, 2010

Les Osborne argued in front of the Florida Supreme Court in March, 2010 in the case of In re DuMoulin

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