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Aldrich Pump LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss was denied absent satisfaction of the objective futility prong of the Carolintest. (Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 28,2023, LexisNexis #0224-040

Gallagher, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's objection to an amended proof of claim filed by the debtor's former spouse wasoverruled as the debtor offered no legal authority for partially disallowing and reducing theclaimant's claim to the outstanding child support arrears. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 28,2023, LexisNexis #0224-058

Molina, In re--Mendelsohn v. Dalton Sch., Inc.

Ruling: 
Trustee was not entitled to avoid tuition payments made by the debtor to a private school forhis minor children within four years of the date the Chapter 7 case commenced. (Bankr.E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 28,2023, LexisNexis #0224-067

Celsius Network LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Discrete changes to debtor’s plan that resulted in better distributions to creditors approved.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 27,2023, LexisNexis #0224-070

Cruz, In re--Advancial Fed. Credit Union v. Cruz

Ruling: 
Trustee was not permitted to intervene in case concerning scam involving debtor’s credit cardas no assets of the estate were impacted. (Bankr. W.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 26,2023, LexisNexis #0224-074

HP Bennett, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Motion by assignee of tax certificate to reopen a foreclosure action violated the automatic stay.(Bankr. D.D.C.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 22,2023, LexisNexis #0224-055

Coal Network, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's damages claim was limited to the value of any replacement coal it purchased uponthe debtor's failure to supply coal pursuant to their agreement. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 22,2023, LexisNexis #0224-056

Gratton, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to expunge proof of claim filed by state tax department was denied as theclaim remained enforceable despite the department’s failures to act. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 22,2023, LexisNexis #0224-059

Greenpoint Tactical Income Fund LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied the motion in compromise as it did not bear a reasonable relationship to theamount of the administrative expense claim that could be allowed to service provider. (Bankr.E.D. Wis.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 22,2023, LexisNexis #0224-033

Oppong, In re

Ruling: 
Inapplicability of automatic stay in debtor’s third bankruptcy filing within one year did notautomatically bar spouse’s co-debtor stay. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 22,2023, LexisNexis #0224-052

LuMee LLC, In re--LuMee LLC v. Fernandez

Ruling: 
Transfer made while debtor was insolvent could be avoided due to transferee’s lack of goodfaith. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 22,2023, LexisNexis #0224-068

Portofindough LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Automatic stay did not apply to the lease that was terminated pre-petition by the expiration ofits stated term. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 22,2023, LexisNexis #0224-053

Matlinpatterson Glob. Opportunities Partners II L.P., In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court found that the unresolved portions of the creditor's claim were disallowedand expunged as he did not satisfy the indemnity agreement's requirement ofcontemporaneous notification to a debtor entity of any claims against the creditor. (Bankr.S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 21,2023, LexisNexis #0224-057

Feilitech US LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Court found that it did approve the professionals’ hourly rates at the time it approved theiremployment and that all parties were put on notice of the agreement. (Bankr. N.D. Miss.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 21,2023, LexisNexis #0224-027

Denton, In re

Ruling: 
Exemption was allowed as debtor owned and occupied the property as his principal residenceand he resided there on a more regular basis than any other location. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 21,2023, LexisNexis #0224-062

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