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Nichols, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied debtor's stay pending appeal of a conversion order due to lack of likelihood ofsuccess on the merits. (Bankr. D. Ariz.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 21,2020, LexisNexis #0320-094

Energy Future Holdings Corp, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 plan may discharge latent asbestos claims so long as the claimants receive anopportunity to reinstate their claims after debtor's reorganization. (3d Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 18,2020, LexisNexis #0320-098

Hl Builders, In re

Ruling: 
Petitioning creditors lacked standing to bring an involuntary petition against target debtorwhere one claim was contingent and others subject to bona fide disputes. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 18,2020, LexisNexis #0320-077

Van Auken, In re--McDermott v. Van Auken

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge was denied where debtor's petition and schedules regarding his incomefailed to meet the minimum threshold of reliability. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 14,2020, LexisNexis #0320-093

Guajardo, In re

Ruling: 
Attorney’s fees were awarded over debtors’ objection as they were necessary, beneficial, andreasonable. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 14,2020, LexisNexis #0320-078

Brown, In re

Ruling: 
Case dismissed where imprisoned debtor, who failed to request a waiver of attendance ofmeeting of creditors, was an ineligible debtor due to claimed status as a trust. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 14,2020, LexisNexis #0320-079

Manley, In re

Ruling: 
Student loans owed by debtor were not dischargeable as debtor made no attempts toparticipate in an income contingent repayment plan. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2020, LexisNexis #0320-082

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

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where creditor failed to prove that debtor intentionally made amisrepresentation regarding solvency where debtor testified that when he filed bankruptcy hedid not know the extent of claim by the IRS. (Bankr. M.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2020, LexisNexis #0320-084

Pacheco, In re--Alarid v. Pacheco

Ruling: 
Court modified discharge injunction to maintain its control over the bankruptcy discharge andavoid needless duplicative litigation. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2020, LexisNexis #0320-086

Christie, In re--Christie v. Fort Gibson State Bank

Ruling: 
Bank violated automatic stay where it made post-petition advances of credit to debtor withoutobtaining court authorization. (Bankr. E.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2020, LexisNexis #0320-088

Medlin, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtor was within the debt limit set by § 109(e) once contingent claim wasexcluded from calculation. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2020, LexisNexis #0320-075

Bello, In re

Ruling: 
Parties willfully violated the stay by filing a receivership motion in district court despiteknowledge of debtor’s bankruptcy case. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2020, LexisNexis #0320-080

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