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City of Detroit, In re

Ruling: 
Firefighters’ civil action against debtor city violated the discharge injunction but there wereno grounds for monetary relief. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2020, LexisNexis #0520-089

EMAS CHIYODA Subsea Ltd., In re--Searcy v. Pharma-Safe Indus. Servs.

Ruling: 
Summary judgment granted in preference proceeding where plan administrator satisfied allof the required elements. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2020, LexisNexis #0520-091

Dykes, In re--Dykes v. Dykes

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court judgment denying debtors a discharge was affirmed as debtorsunjustifiably failed to keep adequate records of financially significant transactions. (8th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 03,2020, LexisNexis #0520-095

Serviços De Petróleo Constellation S.A., In re

Ruling: 
Withdrawal of foreign nonmain proceeding with respect to one subsidiary of foreign debtorgranted and recognition granted as to nonmain proceeding of second subsidiary inconformity with parent’s recognized foreign proceeding. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 03,2020, LexisNexis #0520-097

Vascular Access Ctrs., L.P., In re

Ruling: 
British Virgin Islands proceeding recognized as foreign main proceeding. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 03,2020, LexisNexis #0520-098

Bay Circle Props., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Equity holders were not judicially estopped from contesting how much was owed as noamounts owing from either jointly administered debtor were specified in creditor’sfinancial statements. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 03,2020, LexisNexis #0520-080

Nikirk, In re--Kapitus Servicing, Inc. v. Nikirk

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable as debtor acted fraudulently to induce plaintiff to remain at thepain management and chiropractic clinic with no intent to follow through with thatagreement. (Bankr. E.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 03,2020, LexisNexis #0520-086

Sec. Investor Prot. Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Secs. LLC

Ruling: 
District court properly dismissed proceeding claiming fraudulent transfer of debtor’s horseson grounds of collateral estoppel where there was a valid, final state court judgment. (5thCir.)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 03,2020, LexisNexis #0520-092

Walker, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of Chapter 13 plan filed by frequent debtor denied due to repetition conductincluding concealment and misrepresentation. (Bankr. E.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 02,2020, LexisNexis #0520-069

Taulbee, In re

Ruling: 
Court imposed sanctions against debtor’s counsel due to multiple material substantive andprocedural errors and multiple intentional representations.(Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 02,2020, LexisNexis #0520-090

Klinger, In re

Ruling: 
Bonus that debtor was paid post-petition was not property of his bankruptcy estate and thetrustee could not recover and use it for the benefit of the estate. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 01,2020, LexisNexis #0520-064

Cline, In re--Helber v. Cline

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee's motion to compel turnover of proceeds from debtors' pre-petition sale oftheir residence was denied as trustee failed to make a timely objection to the exemptionclaimed by debtors. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 01,2020, LexisNexis #0520-082

Jones, In re--Patak v. Jones

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge denied as debtor transferred his home to himself and his wife as tenantsby the entirety within one year of the petition date. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 01,2020, LexisNexis #0520-067

Steed, In re--GSRAN-Z, LLC v. Steed

Ruling: 
Loan servicer willfully violated the automatic stay by failing to stop the first notice, secondnotices, and May advertisement despite notice of reinstatement order. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 31,2020, LexisNexis #0520-057

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