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Roebuck, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not eligible to amend Chapter 13 plan to provide for a term beyond five years asthe plan had not been confirmed before the date of enactment of the CARES Act. (Bankr. W.D.Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 03,2020, LexisNexis #1020-045

Ramos, In re--Ramos v. White

Ruling: 
Default judgment obtained by debtor vacated due to insufficient service of process. (Bankr. D.Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 02,2020, LexisNexis #1020-048

Moore, In re--Handler v. Moore

Ruling: 
Complaint in nondischargeability proceeding was sufficiently pled. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 02,2020, LexisNexis #1020-034

Ridgeway, In re--Ridgeway v. Stryker Corp.

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court properly awarded employer attorney fees under state trade secrets law. (5thCir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 02,2020, LexisNexis #1020-025

Paulsen, In re--McHenry Sav. Bank v. Paulsen

Ruling: 
Motion for denial of discharge included sufficient allegations to state a claim. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 01,2020, LexisNexis #1020-042

McDaniel, In re--McDaniel v. Navient Sols. LLC

Ruling: 
Educational loans were not obligations to repay funds received as an educational benefit andnot excepted from discharge. (10th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 31,2020, LexisNexis #1020-036

Vetsch, In re--Ellis v. Vetsch

Ruling: 
The debtor's contingent interest in the revocable inter vivos trust at the time of his bankruptcyfiling was not property of the estate. (Bankr. W.D. Wash.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 31,2020, LexisNexis #1020-038

Spanabel, In re--Vara v. Spanabel

Ruling: 
Trustee’s amended motion objecting to Chapter 7 debtor's discharge allowed as the facts thatsupported the new claims were logically related to the original claims. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 31,2020, LexisNexis #1020-041

Broughton, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for recusal was denied as Chapter 7 trustee faithfully and competentlyperformed his duties and no extraordinary circumstances existed to justify any reduction ofhis commission. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 31,2020, LexisNexis #1020-027

French, In re--French v. Fed. Home Loan Mortg. Corp.

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to consider the merits of the debtor's quiettitle action that debtor had not contemplated as a means of implementing her Chapter 13 plan.(Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 28,2020, LexisNexis #1020-046

Madigan, In re--Straight Line, LLC v. Madigan

Ruling: 
Full amount of damages for debtor's fraudulent misrepresentations was nondischargeable.(Bankr. N.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 28,2020, LexisNexis #1020-033

Avila, In re--Avila v. Long

Ruling: 
Parolee's potential claim against a Chapter 13 debtor for having sex with her while the debtorwas a parole officer was nondischargeable. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 28,2020, LexisNexis #1020-035

Barksdale, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied motion to reopen case to avoid tax lien wherein reopening the case would befutile and § 522(f) did not permit the avoidance of statutory liens. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 28,2020, LexisNexis #1020-005

Sanford, In re

Ruling: 
Hardship discharge was warranted where no creditor had objected, and there were no facts inthe record to show that granting of a hardship discharge would otherwise be inequitable,unjust or unwise. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 28,2020, LexisNexis #1020-021

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