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Picard v. HSBC Bank PLC (In re Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Sec. LLC)

Ruling: 
Court dismissed cross-claims for lack of jurisdiction as outcome would not have anyconceivable effect on the estate. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2016, LexisNexis #0117-058

In re Ashby-Bacon

Ruling: 
Objection to proof of claim overruled for debtor's failure to present copy of pre-petitionjudgment. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2016, LexisNexis #0117-043

Bates v. CitiMortgage, Inc.

Ruling: 
District court did not err in ruling that lender did not violate discharge injunction ininforming debtor of potential tax consequences from foreclosure. (1st Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2016, LexisNexis #0117-047

Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC v. Gold (In re McLaren)

Ruling: 
Trustee could not be held personally liable for distributions of estate's assets made inaccordance with court's final order. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2016, LexisNexis #0117-048

Lassman v. Cameron Constr. LLC (In re Cameron Constr. & Roofing Co.)

Ruling: 
Court allowed trustee to disregard LLC's corporate form and preserve LLC's assets fordistribution to creditors. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2016, LexisNexis #0117-034

In re Licking River Mining, LLC

Ruling: 
Law firm disqualified from representing trustee as previous client's abuse of power caused thedebtors' breach of fiduciary duty. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2016, LexisNexis #0117-036

Gibbons v. First Citizens Nat'l Bank (In re Gibbons)

Ruling: 
Debtors not entitled to a refund of post-petition payments where their actions showed positiveindications that payments were being made voluntarily. (Bankr. W.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2016, LexisNexis #0117-042

Brace v. Brace (In re Brace)

Ruling: 
State court's judgment deemed nondischargeable as debtor's obligations were created bydivorce decree. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2016, LexisNexis #0117-045

HSBC Bank USA, N.A. v. Lassman (In re Demore)

Ruling: 
Mortgage executed by attorney-in-fact could not be avoided as it was deemed as free act anddeed of debtors. (1st Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2016, LexisNexis #0117-050

In re Cary

Ruling: 
Motions to reopen and to add corporate creditor in case settled by state court denied asbankruptcy court lacked jurisdiction. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2016, LexisNexis #0117-040

In re Luetkenhaus

Ruling: 
Attorney's fees for representation in child custody modification entitled to priority as the feesconstituted domestic support obligation. (Bankr. D. Ore.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2016, LexisNexis #0117-044

Bustos v. Molasky (In re Molasky)

Ruling: 
Intervenor allowed to continue to litigate as sole remaining party after adoption of originalcreditor's timely filed complaint. (9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2016, LexisNexis #0117-060

Initial Invs., Inc. v. Woodford (In re Woodford)

Ruling: 
Debtor sanctioned for her bad faith conduct regarding the settlement agreement. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2016, LexisNexis #0117-032

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