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Bankruptcy Court Decisions

Using this page.  Notable decisions from Judge Charles L. Nail, Jr. and Judge Irvin N. Hoyt from 1987 to the present are currently accessible on this page.  More will be added as time permits, including notable decisions from Judge Peder K. Ecker.  Click on the case or adversary proceeding name on the left to access a summary of the decision, a link to the full decision, and a summary and links to any appeal opinions.  All decisions are in pdf format.  To view, print, or save, use Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Disclaimer.  These decisions are provided as a convenience to the Bar and public.  This is not a comprehensive list of all decisions that have been entered by the Court.  They are subject to modification without notice and should not be relied on conclusively.   Before citing a decision for any purpose, confirm you have the most up-to-date version by accessing the particular case or adversary proceeding's docket through CM/ECF or PACER or requesting a certified copy from the Bankruptcy Clerk. 

Summary/Full Decision/Appeal History Case or Adversary Number Judge Date of Decisionsort ascending
In re Northern Beef Packers Limited Partnership 13-10118 Nail 01/05/2017
Trice Lavonne Crump v. Cristina Ann McCoy (In re Trice Lavonne Crump) 15-4005 Nail 10/06/2016
William Dean Schmidt and Deborah Lynn Schmidt v. Rodney Ray Nelson (In re Rodney Ray Nelson) 16-5005 Nail 10/03/2016
In re Jocelyn Faye Prang 15-50172 Nail 12/11/2015
In re Jodi Kay McGee 15-40093 Nail 10/06/2015
Trustee Forrest C. Allred v. Camille Nickeson, Lee Nickeson, James L. Nickeson Farms, Inc., and LLJ, LLP (In re James Lee Nickeson) 14-1004 Nail 05/28/2015
In re Northern Beef Packers Limited Partnership 13-10118 Nail 04/10/2015
In re Joshua David Smith and Kasey Marie Smith 14-50213 Nail 02/19/2015
Trustee Forrest C. Allred v. Camille Nickeson, Lee Nickeson, James L. Nickeson Farms, Inc., and LLJ, LLP (In re James Lee Nickeson) 14-1004 Nail 11/25/2014
In re Nicholas Charles Opdahl 14-40044 Nail 11/20/2014
Accounts Management, Inc. v. Aaron A. Vasa (In re Aaron A. Vasa) 14-4008 Nail 11/19/2014
In re Joseph Matthew Stanford 14-40157 Nail 08/20/2014
Trustee Forrest C. Allred v. Jonathan Brooks Hauser, as Trustee of the Children's Educational Trust, BBS Capital Fund LP, Perceptive Software, LLC, Hauser Holdings, LLC, Mary Jane Hauser, and Land Investments LLC (In re Marcus Edward Jundt) 13-1011 Nail 06/17/2014
In re Deidra Annette Zubke and Joe Lynn Zubke 13-10123 Nail 04/15/2014
In re Tara Mae Loraine Mittelstaedt 13-50225 Nail 02/28/2014
Trustee Forrest C. Allred v. Mary Ann Guzy (In re Marcus Edward Jundt) 13-1006 Nail 02/27/2014
Accounts Management, Inc. v. Debra Rawlins, Tom D. Tobin, Marc S. Feinstein, and Francis Martin Langan (In re Langan) - Debtor's Motion 13-3003 Nail 10/18/2013
Accounts Management, Inc. v. Debra Rawlins, Tom D. Tobin, Marc S. Feinstein, and Francis Martin Langan (In re Langan) - Tobin's Motion 13-3003 Nail 10/18/2013
In re Zacchary McKensie Alcorn and Jennifer Raechelle Alcorn 13-50026 Nail 07/03/2013
Ted Thoms v. Kent A. Vucurevich (In re Vucurevich) 12-4003 Nail 02/25/2013
Gerald Noble v. Arden Michael Sieh (In re Arden Michael Sieh and Vicky Jo Sieh) 12-1008 Nail 01/31/2013
Trustee Forrest C. Allred v. I-90 Fuel Services, Inc. (In re Danae Kristen Kirschman) 12-1011 Nail 11/15/2012
Trustee Forrest C. Allred v. A.A.R. Irvine and Vickie B. Irvine (In re Vickie JoAnn Irvine-Hedrick) 12-5006 Nail 11/15/2012
In re Grant Arlan Parsons and Sandra Kay Parsons 11-30071 Nail 04/18/2012
In re Koryn Michele Steen 10-10206 Nail 04/13/2012
Trustee Forrest C. Allred v. William C. Buttke (In re Patrick William Buttke and Shana Ruth Buttke) 11-1015 Nail 02/17/2012
In re Russell Eugene Willman and Cindy Lou Willman 11-40709 Nail 02/16/2012
In re Kurt Douglas Flaig and Jean Hardy Flaig 11-10074 Nail 11/03/2011
In re Christopher Lee Robinson and Rebekah Lee Robinson 11-50190 Nail 11/03/2011
Joseph E. Hardes Trust and A.A. Hardes Trust v. Michael Joseph Hardes and Penny Lynn Hardes (In re Michael Joseph Hardes and Penny Lynn Hardes) 10-3002 Nail 07/28/2011
In re William Wesley Sohl 09-40293 Nail 07/08/2011
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Alvin James Falzerano, Gerald Falzerano, Lorelie Barth, Douglas Falzerano, Warren Falzerano, Laura Fox, Vanessa Falzerano, The Falzerano Children's Trust, and Theresa Ann Falzerano Estate (In re Alvin James Falzerano) 09-5013 Nail 05/25/2011
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Kathryn M. Tennyson, ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., Great Western Bank, and Pennington County (In re Theodore Stephen Wolk) 09-5010 Nail 04/29/2011
In re Curtis Arlen Nessan 10-30075 Nail 04/07/2011
In re Harlan Eugene Reed and Lola Frances Reed 10-30068 Nail 03/16/2011
Trustee Forrest C. Allred v. Dewane Stoddard (In re Bradley Jay Stoddard) 10-1022 Nail 03/01/2011
Jessica Diane Ogle and Jeremy James Ogle v. U.S. Department of Agriculture (In re Ogle) 10-5006 Nail 02/14/2011
In re Lawrence William Leiferman and Barbara Jean Leiferman 10-40718 Nail 01/19/2011
In re Arlyn Juard Coleman and Barbara Lynn Coleman 10-10171 Nail 12/07/2010
In re Ryan Eugene Meier and Rebecca Ann Meier 10-40346 Nail 10/27/2010
State of South Dakota Department of Social Services v. David Edwin Malde and Janna Jo Malde (In re Malde) 10-4007 Nail 10/06/2010
Dacotah Bank v. Aberdeen Federal Credit Union (In re Brent Joseph Barton and Dawn Francine Barton) 10-1004 Nail 10/05/2010
In re Garrett E. Priest and Nikki Anne Priest 09-10105 Nail 07/23/2010
In re Veblen West Dairy LLP 10-10071 Nail 07/16/2010
In re Veblen West Dairy LLP 10-10071 Nail 07/09/2010
Trustee Lee Ann Pierce v. Calvin J. Gjere (In re Ceferino Lipata Datoon, Jr.) 09-4018 Nail 02/24/2010
In re Shawn Arthur Wood 09-50404 Nail 01/28/2010
In re Jeffrey Joseph Shotkoski and Constance Lynn Shotkoski 07-40755 Nail 09/28/2009
In re Theodore Stephen Wolk 09-50082 Nail 09/17/2009
In re Tri-State Ethanol Company LLC 03-10194 Hoyt 08/10/2009
Thomas and Jennifer Ortman v. Carolyn Dawn DeJager and Ricky Lee DeJager (In re DeJager) 09-4008 Nail 07/24/2009
Brad Allen Stabler and Brenda Lee Stabler v. John R. Beyers (In re Stabler) 09-1002 Nail 07/01/2009
In re William Guy Caple 08-50029 Nail 03/26/2009
In re William Edward Young and Jami Dawn Young 08-50148 Nail 02/18/2009
In re Marybeth Perry 06-50237 Nail 02/13/2009
First Midwest Bank-Deerfield Branches v. George Wallace Beeler, Jr. and Carolyn Jeanne Beeler (In re Beeler) 08-4006 Nail 02/10/2009
In re Leroy Dennis Benedict and Betty L. Fairbanks-Benedict 08-30008 Nail 01/23/2009
In re Robert Rodney Ninas and Janet Marie Ninas 05-50342 Nail 01/20/2009
Pioneer Bank & Trust v. Gerald Wayne Cameron and Rena Eva Dorcas Cameron (In re Cameron) 08-5007 Nail 10/17/2008
In re Patricia Arlene Dougherty 08-40378 Nail 10/08/2008
In re Larry Charles Mefferd and Julie Ann Mefferd 08-30034 Nail 09/23/2008
In re Lonny D. Johnson and Nancy J. Johnson 04-40842 Nail 07/10/2008
Tidewater Finance Company v. Daniel A. Nelson (In re Nelson) - Plaintiff Decision 07-4035 Nail 06/30/2008
Tidewater Finance Company v. Daniel A. Nelson (In re Nelson) - Defendant Decision 07-4035 Nail 06/30/2008
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Stephen J. McGreevy, Susan S. McGreevy, Avera McKennan Hospital, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Dakota, and United Fire Group (In re McGreevy) 07-4050 Nail 05/16/2008
In re David Lee Klundt and Sharon Ruth Klundt, d/b/a Timelesscents And Fine Things 05-42197 Nail 03/03/2008
In re Tri-State Ethanol Company LLC 03-10194 Hoyt 01/03/2008
In re Roger Morse Wilsey 07-50230 Nail 12/13/2007
In re Stephen Eugene Kuhnel and Angela Gail Kuhnel 07-50232 Nail 12/06/2007
In re Mark Paul Huffman and Kim Marie Huffman 06-50096 Nail 11/27/2007
In re Michael Paul Masur and Debora Kae Masur 07-40213 Nail 10/30/2007
U.S. Trustee Habbo G. Fokkena v. Billy Lee Horn (In re Horn) 07-5012 Nail 10/03/2007
Nathan Johnson, Robert D. Johnson, and Northland Auto Center, Inc. v. James Wright Porter (In re Porter) 07-1004 Nail 09/28/2007
United States of America - Bureau of Indian Affairs v. David J. Hump, Karen L. Hump, and Trustee John S. Lovald (In re Hump) 05-3009 Nail 06/26/2007
In re Tri-State Ethanol Company LLC 03-10194 Hoyt 06/19/2007
In re Julie A. Squires 05-10433 Hoyt 05/07/2007
Paul Wilson Mitchell v. Anita Chittenden and Hazel Dyball (In re Mitchell) 06-5006 Hoyt 04/30/2007
In re Tri-State Ethanol Company LLC 03-10194 Hoyt 04/18/2007
In re Dale D. Riedlinger and Sandra M. Riedlinger 06-40238 Nail 04/09/2007
In re Patricia A. Bucaro 05-10326 Nail 04/09/2007
Trustee John S. Lovald v. GEMB Lending Inc. (In re Terry Lee Lockhart-Johnson) 06-3001 Hoyt 03/27/2007
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Patricia M. Claussen and Ronald Claussen (In re Patricia M. Claussen) 06-4046 Nail 03/23/2007
In re Jason Neil Kraft and Kelly Kay Kraft 06-10113 Nail 03/15/2007
Antonio M. Aguirre, Sr. and Kelli D. Aguirre v. Fullerton Lumber Company, Inc. (In re Aguirre) 06-4048 Hoyt 02/21/2007
In re Richard J. Cink and Carolyn J. Cink 06-40019 Hoyt 02/21/2007
Spyke, Inc. and MC Advantages, Inc. v. Ronald H. Zufall and Rebecca S. Zufall (In re Zufall) 06-5005 Hoyt 02/21/2007
In re Janet M. Almen 05-50297 Hoyt 01/31/2007
In re Jamie Lynn Herding 05-42419 Hoyt 01/31/2007
In re Tri-State Ethanol Company LLC 03-10194 Hoyt 01/22/2007
In re Kelly K. Chesmore and Michelle M. Chesmore 06-10078 Nail 01/18/2007
In re Dawn Marie Bohn 06-40175 Nail 12/14/2006
Donna Jones v. Richard Michael Jones (In re Richard Michael Jones and Christine Ann Jones) 05-4067 Hoyt 12/01/2006
In re Jon Eric Wik and Sherry Lynn Wik 05-50615 Nail 11/16/2006
In re Tri-State Ethanol Company LLC 03-10194 Hoyt 11/13/2006
In re Ray Meinders and Joy Meinders 00-40914 Hoyt 11/07/2006
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Barbara Van Ekeren, Danny Van Ekeren, and Van Ekeren Properties, Inc. (In re Douglas Gordon Christenson and Roberta June Moen-Christenson) 06-5023 Nail 11/01/2006
Trustee Lee Ann Pierce v. Rebecca K. Fuller (In re Fuller) 06-4064 Nail 10/02/2006
In re Tri-State Ethanol Company LLC 03-10194 Hoyt 09/01/2006
First Premier Bank v. Mary Elizabeth Engels (In re Engels) 06-4018 Hoyt 06/01/2006
Cheryl Reed v. Lloyd Curtis Johnson (In re Johnson) 05-3004 Hoyt 05/30/2006

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