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Jackson Masonry, LLC, In re--Ritzen Grp., Inc. v. Jackson Masonry, LLC

Ruling: 
Court noted that stay-relief denial qualified as a final order as it ends a proceeding, fixes the rights of the parties, and has significant consequences for them. (6th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 16,2018, LexisNexis #1118-087

Providence Fin. Invs., Inc., In re--Yip v. Perez

Ruling: 
Trustee was entitled to recover amount in commission payments that exceeded contract rate. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 15,2018, LexisNexis #1118-080

Diversified Power Sys., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Reorganization plan confirmed as it complied with all of the requirements for confirmation specified by the bankruptcy code. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 15,2018, LexisNexis #1118-084

Waldorf, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's objections to claim overruled as legal fees at issue constituted a domestic support obligation entitled to priority treatment. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 15,2018, LexisNexis #1118-069

Brown, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to redact his middle name and the last four digits of his Social Security Number denied where he had not shown sufficient cause to overcome the presumption that court documents should remain public and accessible. (Bankr. D.D.C)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 15,2018, LexisNexis #1118-062

Baker, In re--Franklin Fin. Corp. v. Baker

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion seeking stay relief was premature as it had not obtained a judgment against the debtor that could be executed. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 12,2018, LexisNexis #1118-064

Gorges, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion seeking sanctions against debtor's attorney denied as evidence showed that the attorney did not sign and file the bankruptcy petition, or any other paper in this bankruptcy case, for any improper purpose. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 12,2018, LexisNexis #1118-090

Alpha Protective Servs., In re--Gordon v. Rogich

Ruling: 
Pre-petition payment could not be avoided as the trustee met its burden in establishing that debtor was insolvent at the time of the transfer but failed to show that defendant had reasonable cause to believe debtor was insolvent. (Bankr. M.D. Ga.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 12,2018, LexisNexis #1118-078

Go Workout Grand Ledge LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Case converted as independent review of the supposed consumption "in operations" of nearly one hundred thousand dollars in customer deposits during the debtor's short time in business amply justified any inconvenience that the debtor and creditor predicted a chapter 7 trustee may suffer if the court converted the case. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 11,2018, LexisNexis #1118-082

Lehman Bros. Holdings, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Motion to issue substituted preferred stock under a pre-effective date charter was denied as the plan administrator did not have the power to do so. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 11,2018, LexisNexis #1118-086

Kearney, In re--Kearney v. Abruzzo

Ruling: 
Court was required to abstain where trustees' claims met the requirements for permissive abstention and were within the bankruptcy court's non-core jurisdiction. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 11,2018, LexisNexis #1118-088

Harris, In re

Ruling: 
Nonattorney sanctioned and required to disgorge fees collected from debtors as he was a bankruptcy petition preparer. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 11,2018, LexisNexis #1118-063

Clark, In re--Vara v. Clark

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor was ineligible to have his debts discharged as he made errors and omissions in his bankruptcy schedules and statement of financial affairs within two years of the date he declared bankruptcy. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-081

Richard, In re

Ruling: 
Court ordered Illinois LLC to disgorge fees from consolidated cases as its fee-sharing agreement was in violation of section 504 since they did not form a single law firm with Missouri attorneys. (Bankr. E.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-068

Carter, In re--They Might Be, Inc. v. Carter

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable as court concluded that while the debtor was probably negligent, he was credible and had no subjective intent to deceive the creditor. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-072

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