Nanette Cole v. Bruce E. Strauss, No. 17-1326 (8th Cir. 2018)

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Court Description: Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Bowman and Colloton, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Bankruptcy. District court order affirming orders of the bankruptcy court that held the Coles in contempt and transferred the proceeds of the sale of their residence to the bankruptcy trustee is affirmed without comment.
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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 17-1326 ___________________________ Nanette H. Cole; Bruce Cole lllllllllllllllllllllAppellants v. Bruce Edwin Strauss lllllllllllllllllllllU.S. Trustee - Appellee Escrow of the West, Inc. lllllllllllllllllllllAppellee ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Jefferson City ____________ Submitted: July 18, 2018 Filed: July 30, 2018 [Unpublished] ____________ Before WOLLMAN, BOWMAN, and COLLOTON, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. In this adversary proceeding filed in the Chapter 7 involuntary bankruptcy case of debtor Mamtek US, Inc., Mamtek insiders Bruce Cole and Nanette Cole appeal from the judgment of the District Court1 affirming orders of the Bankruptcy Court2 that held the Coles in contempt and transferred the proceeds of the sale of their residence to the bankruptcy trustee.3 After de novo review, we conclude there was no error warranting reversal, and we affirm. See Ritchie Special Credit Invs., Ltd. v. U.S. Trustee, 620 F.3d 847, 853 (8th Cir. 2010) (standard of review). ______________________________ 1 The Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey, United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri. 2 The Honorable Dennis R. Dow, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Missouri. 3 We previously affirmed after the bankruptcy court granted the trustee’s motion for partial summary judgment on claims seeking to avoid certain fraudulent and preferential transfers. See Strauss v. Cole, 608 F. App’x 438 (8th Cir. 2015). -2-