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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
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
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
In re Susan M. Powell 05-41698 Hoyt 05/26/2006
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Walter Heien, Herbert L. Hoffman, Jr., Marie A. Hoffman, and Lois J. Ackerman Davis (In re Herbert L. Hoffman and Marie A. Hoffman) 05-4076 Hoyt 05/15/2006
In re Teresa J. Feucht 05-41178 Hoyt 04/24/2006
In re Aisley B. Ferguson 05-42224 Hoyt 04/07/2006
In re Monty R. Montgomery and Susan M. Montgomery 03-50416 Hoyt 04/03/2006
In re Deborah R. Oberg 05-40387 Hoyt 03/31/2006
James Dean Meyer and Karmen Lea Meyer v. Credit Collections Bureau (In re Meyer) 05-3007 Hoyt 03/31/2006
In re Randy L. Dickhaut and Anne C. Dickhaut 03-50141 Hoyt 03/09/2006
In re Monty R. Montgomery and Susan M. Montgomery 03-50416 Hoyt 03/06/2006
In re Daniel Ray Gukeisen 04-50103 Hoyt 03/02/2006
In re Jacqueline L. Otteson 05-30005 Hoyt 02/01/2006
In re David Durfee and Sandra Durfee 05-10354 Hoyt 01/31/2006
Si Tanka University v. United States Department of Interior (In re Si Tanka University) 05-3006 Hoyt 01/27/2006
In re Christian Jay Tapken 05-42109 Hoyt 01/27/2006
In re David A. Schweinforth 02-40446 Hoyt 01/26/2006
In re Thomas L. Lehmann and Rebecca S. Lehmann 05-50830 Hoyt 01/06/2006
In re Kyle A. Wilhelmsen and Melissa K. Wilhelmsen 05-30049 Hoyt 12/23/2005
In re Tammy Jo Pettis 05-50434 Hoyt 12/23/2005
Benjamin Schamber v. Jacqueline Fanchon Schamber (In re Jacqueline Fanchon Schamber) 05-4069 Hoyt 12/16/2005
In re Kevin L. Tronvold and Jolynn M. Tronvold 03-40373 Hoyt 12/14/2005
Scott Charles Stepp v. Rebecca K. Fuller (In re Fuller) 05-4068 Hoyt 12/06/2005
Heather K. Tolsma v. Student Loan Finance Corp., Student Loan Corporation, University Accounting Service LLC, and Educational Credit Management Corporation (In re Tolsma) 05-4042 Hoyt 12/02/2005
In re Duane Everist Willoughby and Nancy Ann Willoughby 05-41025 Hoyt 12/01/2005
Steven L. Folk v. Hauge Associates, Willey Williams Ltd., Janelle Erickson, Daedalus, Inc., Harley Rote, Intek, KSOB Radio, Wells Fargo Bank and World Fuel Services (In re Folk) 05-4081 Hoyt 11/15/2005
In re Roxanne Renee Swiontek 05-10146 Hoyt 10/31/2005
In re Tomelyn Lee Taylor 05-10120 Hoyt 10/27/2005
In re Bradley Duane Thomas 05-10148 Hoyt 10/12/2005
In re John James Shishnia 05-10073 Hoyt 09/28/2005
In re Mark Alan BeVier and Jolene Teresa BeVier 05-50209 Hoyt 09/26/2005
Stacy Coffey v. George C. Sleeman (In re Sleeman) 03-4007 Hoyt 08/26/2005
In re James H. Stokke and Sarah M. Stokke 05-40158 Hoyt 08/24/2005
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Home Federal Bank (In re Jay Scott Pliska) 05-4036 Hoyt 08/23/2005
In re Berwald Partnership 04-10273 Hoyt 08/22/2005
In re Joel A. Humpal 05-40048 Hoyt 08/11/2005
Trustee John S. Lovald v. J.L.B. of Nevada, Inc. and J.L.B. Equities, Inc. (In re The Credit Store, Inc.) 04-4052 Hoyt 08/04/2005
In re Roger Lee Oletzke and Delores Annette Oletzke 86-10254 Hoyt 07/28/2005
In re Jean D. Olson 05-40226 Hoyt 07/21/2005
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Border Line, Ltd. (In re James P. Grinnell and Tammy L. Grinnell) 05-4006 Hoyt 07/20/2005
Jeff D. Roller v. Billy Lee Horn (In re Horn) 04-5015 Hoyt 07/08/2005
In re David Joseph Kott 00-40679 Hoyt 06/28/2005
Trustee John S. Lovald v. AGA, Inc. (In re Dale R. Hennigs, Jr. and Karla M. Hennigs) 04-4015 Hoyt 06/22/2005
In re Michael J. Groetken and Amy L. Groetken 05-40215 Hoyt 06/15/2005
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Platinum Financial Services Corp. (In re The Credit Store, Inc.) 04-4061 Hoyt 06/03/2005
In re Sturgis Meat Service, Inc. 02-50012 Hoyt 06/02/2005
In re Kristi L. Theunissen 04-10322 Hoyt 05/25/2005
First Dakota National Bank, N.A v. James J. Scoblic (In re James J. Scoblic and Jeanne K. Scoblic) 04-4071 Hoyt 05/18/2005
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Tri-State Financial, LLC (In re Tri-State Ethanol Company LLC) 05-1006 Hoyt 05/04/2005
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Dale A. Tjeerdsma (In re Tjeerdsma) 04-4074 Hoyt 04/28/2005
Trustee Forrest C. Allred v. Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union (In re Shane R. Ortman) 04-1023 Hoyt 04/15/2005
In re David Giere and Nancy A. Giere 04-10297 Hoyt 04/12/2005
In re Gregory Antonio Robinson and Melinda Robinson 04-40674 Hoyt 04/04/2005
Trustee John S. Lovald v. AGA, Inc. (In re Dale R. Hennigs, Jr. and Karla M. Hennigs) 04-4015 Hoyt 03/30/2005
In re Tri-State Ethanol Company LLC 03-10194 Hoyt 03/14/2005
In re Sturgis Meat Service, Inc. 02-50012 Hoyt 03/10/2005
In re The Credit Store, Inc. 02-40922 Hoyt 03/07/2005
CorTrust Bank, N.A. v. Loren D. Miller and Jean A. Miller (In re Miller) 04-4016 Hoyt 03/04/2005
LaLeine M. Van Leuven v. Robert Holway (In re Holway) 03-5009 Hoyt 01/31/2005
Gregory Antonio Robinson and Melinda Robinson v. Fairbanks Capital Corp. (In re Robinson) 04-4045 Hoyt 01/27/2005
In re David A. Hubbard 04-41055 Hoyt 01/24/2005
In re Ricky D. Juhnke and Gwen M. Juhnke 04-41154 Hoyt 12/20/2004
In re John E. Uecker and Erdene M. Uecker 02-41062 Hoyt 12/17/2004
Aberdeen Finance Corporation v. South Dakota Network, L.L.C. (In re Aberdeen Finance Corporation) 04-1015 Hoyt 12/01/2004
In re Samson Vernon Britt and Shelly Jo Britt 04-40692 Hoyt 12/01/2004
Marlin Hutterian Brethren v. Thomas John Wipf and Cen-Dak Leasing of North Dakota, Inc. (In re Wipf) 03-1060 Hoyt 10/27/2004
Marlin Hutterian Brethren v. Thomas John Wipf and Cen-Dak Leasing of North Dakota, Inc. (In re Wipf) 03-1060 Hoyt 10/27/2004
Cen-Dak Leasing of North Dakota, Inc. v. Thomas John Wipf (In re Wipf) 04-1008 Hoyt 10/27/2004
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Thornton Capital Advisors, Inc. and Recovery Partners II, LLC (In re The Credit Store, Inc.) 03-4017 Hoyt 10/07/2004
Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Inc. v. Michael Allen Klein and MaryAnn Klein (In re Klein) 02-5016 Hoyt 09/22/2004
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Credit Collection Services, Inc. (In re Tony Daniel Schultz and Sheri Marie Schultz) 04-4023 Hoyt 09/01/2004
In re Duane D. Rogers 99-10071 Hoyt 08/30/2004
In re Larson Concrete Company 00-10053 Hoyt 08/27/2004
LuAnn K. Pfeifle v. Bud Haley Williams (In re Bud Haley Williams and Kathy Claire Williams) 04-4031 Hoyt 08/26/2004
In re Bradley M. Doerr and Debra J. Doerr 01-40036 Hoyt 08/25/2004
In re Claire S. Ruff 04-40353 Hoyt 08/16/2004
Wells Fargo Bank SD v. Troy E. Grabowska and Renee J. Grabowska (In re Grabowska) 03-1063 Hoyt 08/16/2004
In re Stacy J. Koolstra 04-40056 Hoyt 08/03/2004
In re Dennie L. Pravecek and Mindee R. Pravecek 04-40643 Hoyt 07/21/2004
Cynthia Henley and Markus Bruce Henley v. Express Collections and Meade County (In re Henley) 04-5007 Hoyt 07/13/2004
Scott A. Peterson v. Wayne Dullerud, Credit Collections Bureau, K and J Cycle, Capital One, Anesthesia Physicians, JNR Adjustments, Sioux Valley Hospital, and AT&T (In re Peterson) 04-1011 Hoyt 07/01/2004
In re Duane Joseph Gaikowski and Carol Jean Gaikowski 03-10193 Hoyt 07/01/2004
Trustee John S. Lovald v. Thornton Capital Advisors, Inc. and Recovery Partners II, LLC (In re The Credit Store, Inc.) 03-4017 Hoyt 06/23/2004
Patricia J. Warkenthien v. Brett Evan Warkenthien (In re Brett Evan Warkenthien) 03-3004 Hoyt 06/15/2004
In re Donald Albert Hausle 04-50015 Hoyt 06/10/2004
CorTrust Bank, N.A. v. Loren D. Miller and Jean A. Miller (In re Miller) 04-4016 Hoyt 06/04/2004

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