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Nat'l Emergency Med. Ass’n, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee was not entitled to commission on surplus funds distributed to nonprofit entitiesdeemed to stand in the shoes of the dissolved debtor. (Bankr. D. Ariz.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 11,2020, LexisNexis #0720-051

Penland Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Application to employ attorney filed by Subchapter V trustee was denied as there was noshowing that it was warranted. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 11,2020, LexisNexis #0720-070

Skyline Ridge, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of plans proposed by debtor and creditor both denied for including settlementsthat were not fair or reasonable. (Bankr. D. Ariz.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 10,2020, LexisNexis #0720-069

Womack, In re

Ruling: 
Pawnshop's rights were subject to modification in proposed plan as the debtor’s contract hadnot matured as of the petition date. (Bankr. M.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 09,2020, LexisNexis #0720-073

Bozeman, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtor was entitled to discharge as all allowed claims were paid in full andobjection to late amended claim of mortgagee was sustained. (Bankr. M.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 09,2020, LexisNexis #0720-072

MTE Holdings, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Administrative expense claim by landowner who leased mineral rights to debtor deniedabsent proof of specific acts of negligence or that more of the land was used by the debtorthan was reasonably necessary. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 08,2020, LexisNexis #0720-057

Brown, In re--Brown v. Viegelahn

Ruling: 
Court confirmation order vacated due to bankruptcy court imposed conditions prohibitingcertain modifications of the Chapter 13 plan. (5th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 08,2020, LexisNexis #0720-074

Bauer, In re--Bauer v. Credit Cent., LLC

Ruling: 
Debtor not required to arbitrate claims for violation of discharge. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 08,2020, LexisNexis #0720-062

Germanis, In re

Ruling: 
Post-confirmation amendment to proof of claim allowed as it did not assert a new cause ofaction or right to payment that did not already exist under the original proof of claim. (Bankr.W.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 05,2020, LexisNexis #0720-056

Henry, In re

Ruling: 
Proposed automobile payments approved over trustee’s objection where debtor had compliedwith requirements for computing his disposable income. (Bankr. D. Kan.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 05,2020, LexisNexis #0720-067

First Fla. Living Options, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Notice by creditor to state health care agency regarding unsatisfied judgment claim violatedthe automatic stay. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 05,2020, LexisNexis #0720-054

S.S. Body Armor I Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court properly denied administrative expense claim for fees accrued monthsand years before the corporation filed for bankruptcy. (3d Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 04,2020, LexisNexis #0720-059

Henry Anesthesia Assocs. LLC, In re--Henry Anesthesia Assocs. LLC v. Carranza

Ruling: 
SBA not prohibited from excluding bankruptcy debtors from receiving guaranteed loansthrough the PPP. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 04,2020, LexisNexis #0720-064

Cumbess, In re--Microf LLC v. Cumbess

Ruling: 
Claim for administrative expense priority was denied as creditor did not show that the leaseconferred a benefit on the estate. (11th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 03,2020, LexisNexis #0720-058

Penobscot Valley Hosp., In re--Penobscot Valley Hosp. v. Carranza

Ruling: 
Paycheck Protection Program exclusion of debtors was not discrimination on account ofbankruptcy. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 03,2020, LexisNexis #0720-063

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