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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 Milton Phillip Hoffman and Joel Allen Hoffman and Sheila Diane Hoffman, 87-10275 Hoyt 12/16/1994
Leroy Oleson v. Richard R. Olson (In re Olson) 93-5018 Hoyt 10/20/1994
In re Edwin Robert Bunke 93-10166 Hoyt 09/01/1994
Anna Jean Dean v. Tennessee Student Assistant Corp., Sallie Mae Loan Servicing Center, and Collection Technology, Inc. (In re Michael Eugene Dean and Anna Jean Dean) 93-5017 Hoyt 07/28/1994
In re Milton Phillip Hoffman and Joel Allen Hoffman and Sheila Diane Hoffman, 87-10274 Hoyt 07/08/1994
Mary McCusker and Virginia Carlson v. Edward H. Tubbs, Jr. (In re Tubbs) 94-5001 Hoyt 06/20/1994
In re Glen J. Brinkman and Susan Mary Brinkman 93-30040 Hoyt 06/20/1994
In re Junior Sebastian Hammrich and Joyce Marie Hammrich 87-10032 Hoyt 05/11/1994
In re Edwin Robert Bunke 93-10166 Hoyt 04/11/1994
In re Patrick Chris Harter 92-30070 Hoyt 03/24/1994
In re Steen's Feeds, Inc. 91-50339 Hoyt 02/22/1994
In re Desmond V. Van Zee and Patricia E. Van Zee 87-30128 Hoyt 02/11/1994
In re Lake Region Development, Incorporated 93-10192 Hoyt 01/26/1994
In re Arthur Adolph Berger and Cheryl Jean Berger 87-10289 Hoyt 01/07/1994
In re James Floyd Anderson and Dorothy Joyce Anderson 86-30044 Hoyt 11/19/1993
In re Randall R. Roberts v. Bill Summers Motors, Inc. (In re Roberts) 93-5010 Hoyt 10/27/1993
In re Bruno, Inc. 92-50206 Hoyt 10/18/1993
In re Jeffrey P. Schultz 91-50290 Hoyt 09/16/1993
In re Willis Ferris Yost and Iona Mae Yost 92-30036 Hoyt 08/20/1993
In re John Edward Henning and Marilyn Joyce Henning 88-10212 Hoyt 08/16/1993
In re Bruno, Inc. 92-50206 Hoyt 08/12/1993
In re J. Howard Harrison and Darlene F. Harrison 87-50250 Hoyt 05/21/1993
In re Jackalyn R. Anderson 92-50273 Hoyt 04/23/1993
In re Black Hills Greyhound Racing Association 91-50224 Hoyt 03/25/1993
Golden Hills Resort, Inc. v. Homestake Mining Company (In re Golden Hills Resort, Inc.) 92-5012 Hoyt 03/05/1993
In re Ellis Brothers and Dorothy Faye Ellis 87-30059 Hoyt 01/26/1993
Estate of Carl V. Gull and Estate of Eunice I. Gull v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management (In re L.D. Alderson) 92-5002 Hoyt 12/01/1992
In re Sarah Anthony Wax 91-30086 Hoyt 11/05/1992
In re Michael E. Cummings and Diane L. Cummings 92-3002 Hoyt 11/03/1992
In re Michael E. Cummings and Diane L. Cummings 92-3002 Hoyt 11/03/1992
In re Vernell E. Smith and Carol J. Smith 87-30110 Hoyt 10/05/1992
In re William Clarence Utne 91-10189 Hoyt 10/05/1992
In re Ronald Marion and Karla Kay Walgamuth 91-5018 Hoyt 09/08/1992
In re Lynn Brandenburger and Valeria C. Brandenburger and In re Ardell Francis Searcy and Bernette Mae Searcy 87-10162 Hoyt 07/17/1992
In re Ronald Marion and Karla Kay Walgamuth 91-50270 Hoyt 07/01/1992
In re Vernon E. Ivers and Marilyn K. Ivers 91-50191 Hoyt 06/12/1992
Minn-Kota Farm Agency, Inc. v. Home Federal Savings & Loan 91-1001 Hoyt 03/27/1992
In re Mitchel E. Morris 91-50242 Hoyt 03/24/1992
In re Lake Region Development, Incorporated and Marshal Manor, Inc. 91-10111 Hoyt 03/20/1992
In re Coones Ranch, Inc. 91-40183 Hoyt 03/06/1992
In re Marvin F. Olson and Beverly E. Olson 91-30025 Hoyt 02/10/1992
In re Bellman Farms, Incorporated 84-30017 Hoyt 12/31/1991
In re Orville E. Habeck and Louise M. Habeck 91-10113 Hoyt 11/13/1991
In re Willis R. Gerth 91-10002 Hoyt 10/25/1991
In re L.D. Alderson 89-50106 Hoyt 08/27/1991
In re Donald S. Reed and Sharon M. Reed 87-10312 Hoyt 08/07/1991
In re Wilfred Reinbold 87-10311 Hoyt 07/19/1991
In re Edward W. Carr and Wilma Carr dba Carr Farms, Inc. 91-30030 Hoyt 06/14/1991
In re Edward W. Carr and Wilma Carr dba Carr Farms, Inc. 87-40067 Hoyt 06/14/1991
In re Donald E. Schmidt and Helen M. Schmidt 87-10033 Hoyt 06/11/1991
In re Gerald Jerome Voelker and Antoinette Voelker 86-40428 Hoyt 06/06/1991
In re Minn Kota Farm Agency, Inc. 90-10107 Hoyt 04/23/1991
In re Wilfred Reinbold 87-10311 Hoyt 04/15/1991
In re Mc Daniel Enterprises, Inc. 88-10199 Hoyt 04/09/1991
In re James Earenfight Travis 90-10094 Hoyt 04/05/1991
In re James Earenfight Travis 90-10094 Hoyt 04/05/1991
In re Randy L. Kauer and Merry M. Kauer 88-30038 Hoyt 03/27/1991
United States of America and Trustee A. Thomas Pokela v. Gerald Lee Swanson and Cheryl Marie Swanson (In re Swanson) 90-1012 Hoyt 03/18/1991
In re Junior Sebastian Hammrich and Joyce Marie Hammrich 87-10032 Hoyt 03/14/1991
In re Todd Vaughn and Pamela Vaughn 88-50076 Hoyt 03/06/1991
Trustee A. Thomas Pokela and Farm Credit Bank of Omaha v. Calvin John Gardner, John F. Klass, and Wholesale Produce Supply Co. (In re Calvin John Gardner and Jacquelynne Kay Gardner) 90-1005 Hoyt 02/15/1991
In re Marvin Beckler and Sally Beckler 90-10168 Hoyt 01/29/1991
Wesley D. Ginsbach and Julie A. Ginsbach and Trustee Dennis C. Whetzel 89-5037 Hoyt 01/29/1991
In re Marvin Beckler and Sally Beckler 90-10168 Hoyt 12/31/1990
Neuhauser Ranch, Inc. v. Lone Star Cattle Limited Partnership, Lone Star Cattle Company, Ken Jones, Kenneth Jones, Double K Cattle Company aka KK Cattle Co., Western General Corp. aka General Western Corp., & Bankwest, Inc. (In re Neuhauser Ranch, Inc.) 88-5005 Hoyt 12/19/1990
In re Roger Oletzke and Delores Oletzke 86-10254 Hoyt 12/11/1990
Marilynn Dale Bachmann v. Joseph Henry Bachmann (In re Bachmann) 89-3018 Hoyt 12/11/1990
In re William O. Leptien and Susan Leptien 90-10074 Hoyt 12/11/1990
In re Stanford Ray Howe 86-50113 Hoyt 11/19/1990
In re Richard A. Overby and Carol Overby and In re Shirley Ann Quale 89-10129 Hoyt 11/14/1990
In re Lynn Henry Maass and Brenda Jean Maass 90-10074 Hoyt 10/25/1990
In re Kevin James Morrow and Laura Jean Morrow 90-10073 Hoyt 10/25/1990
In re Marolf Dakota Farms Cheese, Inc. 89-50045 Hoyt 10/17/1990
In re KBFS, Inc. 89-50239 Hoyt 09/29/1990
In re L.D. Alderson 89-50106 Hoyt 09/18/1990
In re Myron M. Kuhlman and Joy F. Kuhlman 88-10093 Hoyt 09/06/1990
In re Richard E. Schuldies and Deanna Schuldies 90-50001 Hoyt 06/27/1990
In re Robert L. Ehrich 85-50119 Hoyt 06/27/1990
In re Stanford Ray Howe 86-50113 Hoyt 06/26/1990
In re Trask Charolais 86-50015 Hoyt 05/11/1990
In re L.D. Alderson 89-50106 Hoyt 04/27/1990
First Fidelity Bank of Murdo v. Robert Allen Bak and Elsie J. Bak dba Bak Construction Company (In re Bak) 88-3003 Hoyt 04/05/1990
In re Wesley I. Grimes and Dolores A. Grimes 88-10053 Hoyt 03/29/1990
In re Leo Stangle and Rosalie Stangle 88-50065 Hoyt 03/28/1990
Global Financial Services and Security Bank of South Dakota v. Wesley D. Ginsbach and Julie A. Ginsbach (In re Ginsbach) 89-5031 Hoyt 03/19/1990
In re L.D. Alderson 89-50106 Hoyt 03/02/1990
In re Wilfred Reinbold 87-10311 Hoyt 02/12/1990
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
Richard Kiefer v. Kevin George Klein (In re Klein) 89-5032 Hoyt 01/05/1990
In re H & M Parmely Farms 84-30055 Hoyt 12/12/1989
In re Clarence J. Hurn 89-30038 Hoyt 12/12/1989
Jarrett Ranches, Inc. v. Farm Credit Bank of Omaha, et al (In re Jarrett Ranches, Inc.) 89-1001 Hoyt 11/20/1989
In re Junior Sebastian Hammrich and Joyce Marie Hammrich 87-10032 Hoyt 11/13/1989
In re Norman Christofferson and Sheila Christofferson 86-10308 Hoyt 10/25/1989
In re Weiszhaar Farms, Inc. and L.J. Hog Co., Inc. 86-10226 Hoyt 10/19/1989
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 Marvin Leroy Speck and Ellen Marie Speck 88-30065 Hoyt 10/13/1989
In re Roger Storm 87-30022 Hoyt 10/13/1989
In re Marcus Ray Moeller and Lana Lea Moeller 89-30022 Hoyt 10/13/1989
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 Hoyt 10/13/1989

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