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HNRC Dissolution Co., In re--Giese v. Lexington Coal Co.

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court was not required to abstain from adjudicating appellant's causes of actionwhere panel held that appellant's claims were inextricably intertwined with the bankruptcycase and would not exist but for the bankruptcy. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 01,2018, LexisNexis #0718-028

Muhammad, In re

Ruling: 
Court ruled that overpayment of benefits through the FoodShare program was not a domesticsupport obligation as it was incurred on behalf of debtor's grandchild. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 01,2018, LexisNexis #0718-015

Murphy, In re--Murphy v. United States

Ruling: 
Debtor granted a discharge of her student loan debt as court determined that debtor's loanswere undue hardship to her and her dependents. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 01,2018, LexisNexis #0718-017

Walnut Hill, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Motion for extension of deadline to file avoidance actions was denied where Rule 9006(b) didnot apply to § 546(a) and thus it was unnecessary to determine whether cause was shown foran extension of the statutory deadline. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 01,2018, LexisNexis #0718-019

Minick, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss bankruptcy case was denied where court ruled that debtor's prepetitionconduct in which he had an extramarital affair was not the type demonstrating abuse ofprovisions of the bankruptcy law. (Bankr. W.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 31,2018, LexisNexis #0718-020

George, In re--Korn v. George

Ruling: 
Claims against debtor deemed nondischargeable as the violations of receivership order werewillful and malicious. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 30,2018, LexisNexis #0718-016

Al-Akwaa, In re--Al-Hamdani v. Al-Akwaa

Ruling: 
Motion seeking a declaration that the dowry is nondischargeable was denied where dowrywas contracted as part of a post-nuptial agreement made in contemplation of separation.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 30,2018, LexisNexis #0718-018

Smith, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' total financial situation as a measure of ability to pay, and bad faith were separateand sufficient grounds for dismissal. (Bankr. W.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 30,2018, LexisNexis #0718-021

Singh, In re--Capital One Equip. Fin. Corp. v. Singh

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge denied for multiple false statements and omissions directly related to thediscovery of his assets and liabilities. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 29,2018, LexisNexis #0718-023

Point Ctr. Fin., Inc., In re--Harkey v. Grobstein

Ruling: 
District court's dismissal of the appeal for lack of standing was reversed where Court ofAppeals held that attendance and objection are not prerequisites for satisfying the "personaggrieved" requirement for prudential standing. (9th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 29,2018, LexisNexis #0718-026

Andrews v. Mich. Unemployment Ins. Agency

Ruling: 
Debt for penalties was nondischargeable as debtors fraudulently obtained unemploymentbenefits from the state of Michigan. (6th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 29,2018, LexisNexis #0718-013

Cresta Tech. Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Court granted trustee's motion to enter into an agreement to settle a breach of contract claimand to amend an asset purchase agreement. (Bankr. N.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 29,2018, LexisNexis #0718-030

Cross, In re--Cross v. City of Chicago

Ruling: 
Court ruled that City must return debtor's vehicle as it failed to initiate a showing as to whyit should be allowed to retain vehicle. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2018, LexisNexis #0718-006

Pate, In re

Ruling: 
Pleadings rejected as involuntary bankruptcy petitions as they were odious, frivolous,abusive, and intended to intimidate, harass, injure, and damage the purported debtors. (Bankr.S.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2018, LexisNexis #0718-002

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