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Roberts, In re--Aire Serv. LLC v. Roberts

Ruling: 
Injunctive relief as a remedy under a covenant not to compete constituted a claim. (Bankr. N.D.Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2019, LexisNexis #1219-001

Betteroads Asphalt LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Involuntary petitions were not filed in bad faith because seeking other creditors to join infiling an involuntary petition to collect debts was not an improper bankruptcy purpose. (Bankr.D.P.R.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2019, LexisNexis #1219-003

Jimenez, In re--Fidelity Bank v. Jimenez

Ruling: 
Creditor failed to state embezzlement claim as transferred property was owned by medicalcenters and creditor merely had a security interest in that property. (Bankr. M.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2019, LexisNexis #1219-006

Puntas Assocs., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to convert to Chapter 11 was denied where debtor acted in bad faith bygrossly undervaluing the primary assets it owned. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 08,2019, LexisNexis #1219-016

Sillerman, In re

Ruling: 
Cause existed to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee or convert to Chapter 7 due to debtor's failure tocomply with provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and debtor's failure to make required filings.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 08,2019, LexisNexis #1219-020

Thompson, In re--Thompson v. Gargula

Ruling: 
Discharge of the debtors' debt was properly revoked where the "lack-of-knowledge"requirement explicitly contained in 11 U.S.C. § 727(d)(1) could not be read into 11 U.S.C. §727(d)(2). (11th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 07,2019, LexisNexis #1219-019

Lopez, In re--Lopez v. Specialized Loan Servicing LLC

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtor could strip off an unsecured lien from real property held in joint tenancywith right of survivorship with a non-debtor. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 07,2019, LexisNexis #1219-004

Senior Care Ctrs., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors were entitled to assume leases as a reasonable exercise of business judgment. (Bankr.N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 04,2019, LexisNexis #1119-079

Somerville, In re--Brenner's Restoration, Inc. v. Somerville

Ruling: 
Unscheduled claims of creditor with insufficient notice were not affected by debtor’sdischarge. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 04,2019, LexisNexis #1119-100

Edwards, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to continue the automatic stay was denied as debtor had not met her burden ofproving that her latest bankruptcy case has been filed in good faith. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 03,2019, LexisNexis #1119-078

Sheed, In re

Ruling: 
Court found that debtor has not carried her burden in challenging the prima facie allowabilityof the attorneys' fees and costs set forth in the amended claim. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 03,2019, LexisNexis #1119-080

Rockies Region 2006 Ltd. P'ship, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 plan confirmed as the plan was proposed in good faith. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 03,2019, LexisNexis #1119-097

Dolfi, In re--Dolfi v. Dolfi

Ruling: 
Lienholder failed to establish that judicial liens senior to unavoidable mortgages are insulatedfrom avoidance. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 03,2019, LexisNexis #1119-082

Kedia, In re--Suparo Int'l Inc. v. Kedia

Ruling: 
Debt was not dischargeable where debtor engaged in actual fraud that impaired creditor'sability to collect its debt. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 03,2019, LexisNexis #1119-086

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