(Bankr. E.D. Ky. Aug. 4, 2017)
The bankruptcy court grants the motion to dismiss the trustee’s complaint. The court recently entered an order dismissing the trustee’s complaint for failure to state a claim but permitted the trustee leave to amend the complaint. See In re Rister. The amended complaint alleged that the vehicle became property of the estate because it was a proceed of the debtor’s contractual rights to the vehicle as of the petition date, whereas the original complaint alleged the vehicle itself was property of the estate on the petition date. The court finds that the fact that the debtor’s name was not on the certificate of title on the petition date is still dispositive. Opinion below.
Attorney for Trustee: Michael B. Baker
Attorneys for Defendants: Steffen Law Offices, Eric A. Steiden; Frost Brown Todd LLC, Paige Leigh Ellerman, Adam J. Webb; Aaron J. Nash; Patricia L. Johnson