Mr. Hutton’s vehicles were seized in a levy by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department in executing on a judgment obtained by Principis. After filing bankruptcy, Mr. Hutton sought turnover of the vehicle and asserted that the possessory lien held by Principii had not been perfected by recordation with the North Carolina DMV.
In narrowly construing and distinguishing several decisions from the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the bankruptcy court rejected the argument by Principis that recordation is required to perfect a lien under N.C.G.S. § 20-58 only if there is a “security interest” as defined in N.C.G.S.… Read More
Jessica Whitaker was injured in an automobile accident and incurred, with $1,515 in costs to other medical providers, $757 for treatment at Nash Hospitals. State Farm, the insurer for the driver of the other vehicle, received notice of Nash Hospital’s medical liens under N.C.G.S. §§ 44-49 and 50. After questioning the necessity of all of the medical treatment, State Farm settled with Ms. Whitaker, who was unrepresented, for a total of $1,943, providing her with a check payable to Ms. Whitaker, Nash Hospital and the other medical provider. By statute, Nash Hospital was entitled to a pro rated share of no more than 50% of the settlement.… Read More
Construction Supervision Services (“CSS”) filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2012, after which several subcontractors, which had previously provided stone, concrete, and fuel to CSS on an open account, sought to serve notice of liens on funds owed by others to CSS, thereby perfecting such liens. BB&T, which had lent CSS money, objected to the Subcontractors’ post-petition notice and perfection, arguing that such actions violated 11 U.S.C. § 362(a)(4).
The Court of Appeals, affirming the bankruptcy and district courts in the instant case, but reversing In re Mammoth Grading, Inc., No. 09-01286-8-ATS (Bankr. E.D.N.C. July 31, 2009), In re Harrelson Utilities, Inc., No.… Read More