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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 Judgesort descending Date of Decision
Neuhauser Ranch, Inc. v. Lone Star Cattle Limited Partnership, Lone Star Cattle Company, Ken Jones, Kenneth Jones, Double K Cattle Co. aka KK Cattle Company, Western General Corp. aka General Western Corp., and Bankwest, Inc. (In re Neuhauser Ranch, Inc.) 88-5005 10/19/1989
In re Dale G. Hermanson and Brenda L. Hermanson 95-40711 Hoyt 07/11/1996
In re Bradley M. Doerr and Debra J. Doerr 01-40036 Hoyt 08/25/2004
In re Marvin F. Olson and Beverly E. Olson 91-30025 Hoyt 02/10/1992
Nancy Lee McCaslin v. Gary R. Halbert (In re Halbert) 99-1020 Hoyt 03/17/2000
In re Alvin Bauer and Deloris La Ryne Bauer 87-1042 Hoyt 07/07/1988
Douglas A. Grovenburg and Kathy Ann Grovenburg and Minor Unnamed Children v. Homestead Insurance Company and North Star Mutual Ins. Co. et al. 97-4021 Hoyt 08/29/1997
In re Roger Lee Oletzke and Delores Annette Oletzke 86-10254 Hoyt 07/28/2005
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Gerald R. Kirwan, Jr. and Leona J. Kirwan (In re Kirwan Ranch) 99-3001 Hoyt 02/23/2001
In re Ray Meinders and Joy Meinders 00-40914 Hoyt 09/06/2002
In re Milton Phillip Hoffman and Joel Allen Hoffman and Sheila Diane Hoffman, 87-10275 Hoyt 12/16/1994
In re Raymond C. Handboy and Marvel J. Handboy 97-50358 Hoyt 07/02/1998
Donna Jones v. Richard Michael Jones (In re Richard Michael Jones and Christine Ann Jones) 05-4067 Hoyt 12/01/2006
In re Earl Hanson and Ruby Hanson, Harold Assman and Jim Assman, Lower Brule Construction, Ward Lemmon and Norman Lemmon, Gary Schindler and Kathleen Schindler, and Donald Schindler and Bonnie Schindler 86-30136 Hoyt 03/08/1989
Brian J. Duffy v. Mary Duffy (In re Brian J. Duffy) 02-4069 Hoyt 05/02/2003
In re Joanne Heikes 93-40002 Hoyt 05/30/1995
First Fidelity Bank of Murdo v. United States Fidelity & Guaranty; Robert Bak; Elsie Bak; The City of Estelline, South Dakota; The Estelline Waste Water Treatment Program (In re Robert Allen Bak and Elsie Jean Bak) 88-3003 Hoyt 02/02/1990
West River Surgery, P.C. v. William J. Burley (In re Burley) 98-5012 Hoyt 03/05/1999
In re Dickson Warren Jorgensen and Christine Marion Jorgensen 96-50173 Hoyt 10/01/1996
In re Marilyn Anne Durante 01-50181 Hoyt 01/28/2004
In re Vernell E. Smith and Carol J. Smith 87-30110 Hoyt 10/05/1992
Cleo Colleen Havlovic v. Michael R. Havlovic (In re Cleo Colleen Havlovic) 00-4019 Hoyt 09/13/2000
Alvin Raymond Bauer and Deloris La Ryne Bauer v. The United States of America (In re Bauer) 87-1042 Hoyt 11/18/1988
Douglas A. Grovenburg and Kathy Ann Grovenburg and Minor Unnamed Children v. Homestead Insurance Company and North Star Mutual Ins. Co. et al. 97-4021 Hoyt 10/14/1997
In re Jean D. Olson 05-40226 Hoyt 07/21/2005
In re Kirwan Ranch 97-30004 Hoyt 02/23/2001
In re Loren J. Nehlich and April M. Nehlich 02-10049 Hoyt 08/12/2002
In re Lake Region Development, Incorporated 93-10192 Hoyt 01/26/1994
Duane Mehlhaf v. Caitlin Collier (In re Tamara E. Hofer) 97-4045 Hoyt 01/14/1998
In re Thomas L. Lehmann and Rebecca S. Lehmann 05-50830 Hoyt 01/06/2006
In re Junior Sebastian Hammrich and Joyce Marie Hammrich 87-10032 Hoyt 11/13/1989
Brian J. Duffy v. Mary Duffy (In re Brian J. Duffy) 02-4069 Hoyt 06/26/2003
In re Benjamin Stanley Kaiser dba Ben's Custom Wood and Cabinetry 95-50063 Hoyt 06/19/1995
Marilynn Dale Bachmann v. Joseph Henry Bachmann (In re Bachmann) 89-3018 Hoyt 12/11/1990
In re Linda Kay Davis 98-50475 Hoyt 01/13/1999
In re Joseph William Dreps and Cynthia Ann Dreps 99-50103 Hoyt 08/05/1999
In re Larson Concrete Company 00-10053 Hoyt 03/05/2004
In re Claudette L. Joseph 96-40011 Hoyt 07/03/1996
In re Duane Joseph Gaikowski and Carol Jean Gaikowski 03-10193 Hoyt 07/01/2004
In re William Clarence Utne 91-10189 Hoyt 10/05/1992
In re Lamont Darrell Hill 00-30071 Hoyt 11/03/2000
In re Broken Bow Ranch, Inc. 87-30137 Hoyt 03/21/1988
In re David R. Hamann and Peggy J. Hamann 97-10069 Hoyt 11/14/1997
Trustee Forrest C. Allred v. Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union (In re Shane R. Ortman) 04-1023 Hoyt 04/15/2005
In re Jacob P. Klammes 00-50433 Hoyt 04/25/2001
Michael J. Arnoldy and Sonia R. Arnoldy v. David L. Ochs and Annette L. Ochs (In re Ochs) 02-1008 Hoyt 09/30/2002
Leroy Oleson v. Richard R. Olson (In re Olson) 93-5018 Hoyt 10/20/1994
In re Darrell Hookie 97-40015 Hoyt 04/16/1998
In re Ray Meinders and Joy Meinders 00-40914 Hoyt 11/07/2006
In re Willis R. Gerth 89-10062 Hoyt 08/02/1989
In re Lorraine M. Hankins 01-41241 Hoyt 05/09/2003
In re Timothy J. Kappenman and Debbie L. Kappenman 94-10105 Hoyt 03/09/1995
In re Marvin Beckler and Sally Beckler 90-10168 Hoyt 12/31/1990
In re Stanford Ray Howe 86-50113 Hoyt 06/26/1990
Kenneth Elliott and Marlys Havard Elliott v. Merlin Ziegmann, Sandra Ziegmann, and Gerald A. Bunders (In re Elliott) 98-4027 Hoyt 01/06/1999
In re Larson Concrete Company 00-10053 Hoyt 08/27/2004
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Farm Service Agency-Ag Credit (In re Kerry Lutter and Janet Lutter) 95-3011 Hoyt 04/26/1996
Wells Fargo Bank SD v. Troy E. Grabowska and Renee J. Grabowska (In re Grabowska) 03-1063 Hoyt 08/16/2004
In re Ronald Marion and Karla Kay Walgamuth 91-50270 Hoyt 07/01/1992
In re David K. Huskey and Colleen L. Huskey 00-10009 Hoyt 05/30/2000
In re Vaughn Doerr and Genevieve Doerr 86-10156 Hoyt 03/22/1988
Joanne Heikes v. Russell Heikes, Caitlin Collier, and A. Thomas Pokela (In re Joanne Heikes) 96-4037 Hoyt 01/31/1997
In re Tammy Jo Pettis 05-50434 Hoyt 12/23/2005
In re Nora Y. Ludwig 01-40473 Hoyt 10/26/2001
Cynthia Lee Keller v. Marvin Eugene Willard Parkinson (In re Parkinson) 01-4035 Hoyt 05/24/2002
In re Steen's Feeds, Inc. 91-50339 Hoyt 02/22/1994
David Benning dba The Gold Mine, Inc. v. Gasper Mudd Karunaratne (In re Karunaratne) 98-4051 Hoyt 11/19/1998
James Dean Meyer and Karmen Lea Meyer v. Credit Collections Bureau (In re Meyer) 05-3007 Hoyt 03/31/2006
In re Clarence J. Hurn 89-30038 Hoyt 12/12/1989
In re Vernon E. Ivers, Jr. and Carol S. Ivers 02-50111 Hoyt 06/17/2003
In re Charles J. Krall and Carmela M. Krall 91-40225 Hoyt 10/27/1995
In re Stanford Ray Howe 86-50113 Hoyt 11/19/1990
Kenneth Elliott and Marlys Havard Elliott v. Merlin Ziegmann, Sandra Ziegmann, and Gerald A. Bunders (In re Elliott) 98-4027 Hoyt 01/11/1999
CorTrust Bank, N.A. v. Loren D. Miller and Jean A. Miller (In re Miller) 04-4016 Hoyt 06/04/2004
In re Oma Bronc May and Dale S. May 95-40397 Hoyt 03/22/1996
In re Donald Albert Hausle 04-50015 Hoyt 06/10/2004
In re Ronald Marion and Karla Kay Walgamuth 91-5018 Hoyt 09/08/1992
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Gerald R. Kirwan, Jr. and Leona J. Kirwan (In re Kirwan Ranch) 99-3001 Hoyt 01/12/2000
In re Robert L. Eschenbaum and Donna M. Eschenbaum 86-30023 Hoyt 04/21/1988
In re Margo J. Hoffman 96-4046 Hoyt 07/21/1997
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Home Federal Bank (In re Jay Scott Pliska) 05-4036 Hoyt 08/23/2005
In re Ned Maryott, fdba Maryott Livestock 01-10052 Hoyt 09/24/2001
In re Todd H. Sayles and Jill R. Sayles 01-41423 Hoyt 11/05/2002
Mary McCusker and Virginia Carlson v. Edward H. Tubbs, Jr. (In re Tubbs) 94-5001 Hoyt 06/20/1994
Gary Sundquist, Special Administrator of the Estate of Amber Sundquist v. William J. Kaupp (In re Kaupp) 98-3014 Hoyt 12/29/1998
In re Monty R. Montgomery and Susan M. Montgomery 03-50416 Hoyt 03/06/2006
Jarrett Ranches, Inc. v. Farm Credit Bank of Omaha (In re Jarrett Ranches, Inc.) 89-1001 Hoyt 08/16/1989
In re Tamara Jo Johnson 01-41133 Hoyt 01/10/2003
Don Tarrant v. Darwin Harvey Kurtz (In re Kurtz) 95-4017 Hoyt 09/09/1995
In re Robert L. Ehrich 85-50119 Hoyt 06/27/1990
In re Gail E. Etzel and John H. Etzel 99-10262 Hoyt 12/07/1999
In re Nichole M. Morrison 04-40185 Hoyt 06/04/2004
In re Neuhauser Ranch, Inc. 87-50123 Hoyt 06/06/1996
Cynthia Henley and Markus Bruce Henley v. Express Collections and Meade County (In re Henley) 04-5007 Hoyt 07/13/2004
In re Sarah Anthony Wax 91-30086 Hoyt 11/05/1992
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Gerald R. Kirwan, Jr. and Leona J. Kirwan (In re Kirwan Ranch) 99-3001 Hoyt 06/19/2000
Kirby Oswald v. Leslie Raymond Gonsor (In re Gonsor) 88-1020 Hoyt 12/13/1988
Trustee John S. Lovald v. State Farm Insurance Companies (In re Dorothy Marie Jorgensen) 97-4029 Hoyt 09/18/1997
Gregory Antonio Robinson and Melinda Robinson v. Fairbanks Capital Corp. (In re Robinson) 04-4045 Hoyt 01/27/2005
In re John David McGruder and Marlene Joyce McGruder 00-30094 Hoyt 08/14/2001

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