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Skelton, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to avoid judgment lien conditionally granted because creditor's lien didimpair a homestead exemption to which the debtor was entitled. (Bankr. N.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 16,2020, LexisNexis #0121-080

Waters Retail TPA, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Plan was confirmed because debtor complied with the applicable provisions of theBankruptcy Code and the plan was proposed in good faith. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 16,2020, LexisNexis #0121-097

Abundant Life Worship Ctr. of Hinesvill, GA, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Motion to confirm no stay was in effect granted as debtor had a previous small business casedismissed within two years prior to the filing. (Bankr. S.D. Ga.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 16,2020, LexisNexis #0121-077

Roberts, In re--Barr v. Roberts

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge was revoked as he failed to turn over the remaining balance of funds, andfailed to file a response to the trustee's motion for summary judgment. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 15,2020, LexisNexis #0121-092

Fairfield Sentry Ltd., In re--Fairfield Sentry Ltd. v. Theodoor GGC Amsterdam

Ruling: 
Redemptions made by a financial institution on behalf of customer transferees were protectedfrom avoidance by the safe harbor. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2020, LexisNexis #0121-090

CEC Entm't, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy Code lacked authority to alter lease obligations beyond the 60-day windowdespite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2020, LexisNexis #0121-078

Gonzalez, In re--Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Co. v. Gonzalez

Ruling: 
Debt was not nondischargeable absent evidence that debtors made false representations tolender regarding property. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2020, LexisNexis #0121-082

Mulholland, In re

Ruling: 
Plan confirmation was denied where creditor's claim was impaired and she objected to theproposed plan. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2020, LexisNexis #0121-098

Jaynes, In re

Ruling: 
State taxing authority not subject to sanctions for seeking to collect nondischargeablerestitution debt or penalty that it reasonably thought it could collect under the discharge order.(Bankr. N.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2020, LexisNexis #0121-086

E. Coast Custom Coaches, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Judgment for the trustee and against setoff was warranted based on preclusive effect of statecourt judgment. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2020, LexisNexis #0121-089

C2R Global Mfg., In re--Verde Envtl. Techs., Inc. v. C2R Global Mfg.

Ruling: 
Documents containing debtor's proprietary information and some customer informationordered to remain under electronic seal. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2020, LexisNexis #0121-051

Cowan, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor satisfied burden of showing that respondent's actions effectively sought to pressureher into repaying a pre-petition discharged debt in violation of the discharge order. (Bankr.N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2020, LexisNexis #0121-087

Acadian Cypress & Hardwoods, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' Chapter 11 plan was confirmed as it was proposed in good faith and it was not likelyto be followed by liquidation, or the need for further financial reorganization of the debtor.(Bankr. E.D. La.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2020, LexisNexis #0121-072

Mudd, In re--Mudd v. United States

Ruling: 
Debtor's consolidated student loan was dischargeable as the debtor's loans were an unduehardship and her dependent made a good faith effort to maximize her income. (Bankr. D. Neb.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 09,2020, LexisNexis #0121-061

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