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Patel, In re--Webber v. Patel

Ruling: 
Debtor's daughter was not required to turnover her shares of a limited liability company thatshe owned and in which the debtor had no interest. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 30,2021, LexisNexis #0921-044

Copeland, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to reopen his case was denied because it would be pointless to reopen thecase to attempt to avoid the deed of trust which was recorded against the property to secure thecredit authorized by a financing order. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 30,2021, LexisNexis #0921-029

Interlogic Outsourcing, Inc., In re--OneSource Virtual, Inc. v. Interlogic Outsourcing, Inc.

Ruling: 
Defendant's second abstention motion was granted because of the predominant role Indianalaw would play in interpreting the transfer agreement involved in the adversary proceeding.(Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 30,2021, LexisNexis #0921-032

Culp, In re

Ruling: 
Court applied the withholding rule in which the entire federal income tax refund wasproperty of the bankruptcy estate, subject to any allowed exemption, because it wasundisputed. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 29,2021, LexisNexis #0921-042

Lincoln, In re--Lincoln v. Snyder

Ruling: 
Appeal was dismissed as moot because the bankruptcy was dismissed and there was no needfor a credit counseling certificate. (B.A.P. 8th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 28,2021, LexisNexis #0921-026

Int'l Supply Co., In re--Stone v. Morton Cmty. Bank

Ruling: 
Loan payments were not avoidable as debtor received reasonably equivalent value inexchange for incurring the obligations and for making the payments. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 28,2021, LexisNexis #0921-043

Ortega, In re--Harrington v. Maali

Ruling: 
Judgment for the repeated violations by bankruptcy petition preparer affirmed. (B.A.P. 1st Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 28,2021, LexisNexis #0921-027

Kohout, In re--Snyder v. Kohout

Ruling: 
Court found that U.S. Trustee has failed to prove by a preponderance of the evidence thatdebtor acted with the requisite intent necessary for a denial of discharge. (Bankr. D. Minn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 28,2021, LexisNexis #0921-045

Aiwa Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion to modify the automatic stay was denied as premature and prejudicial to thedebtor and the estate. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 28,2021, LexisNexis #0921-031

Vandevco Ltd., In re--Cerner Middle East Ltd. v. Belbadi Enters., LLC

Ruling: 
Adversary proceeding alleging breach of contract was dismissed because the United ArabEmirates (UAE) was an adequate alternative forum. (Bankr. W.D. Wash.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 28,2021, LexisNexis #0921-048

Minkina, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtor was entitled to avoidance of a judicial lien against her residence in itsentirety because the lien impaired the homestead exemption to which she was entitled. (Bankr.D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 28,2021, LexisNexis #0921-035

Duran, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy case dismissed because debtor misrepresented facts in his petition and unfairlymanipulated the bankruptcy code in inequitable manner. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 27,2021, LexisNexis #0921-028

Destileria Nacional, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court deemed that creditor that had obtained a claim against a Chapter 11 small businessdebtor through transfer was a party in interest that could propose a competing plan. (Bankr.D.P.R.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 27,2021, LexisNexis #0921-046

Bluestem Brands, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Claim arising from goods physically received and sold by debtors post-petition warrantedadministrative status. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 27,2021, LexisNexis #0921-033

Eady, In re--Eady v. United States

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor was not entitled to discharge his student loans as he did not meet theWilliams or Brunner tests. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 26,2021, LexisNexis #0921-039

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