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Combs, In re

Ruling: 
Case dismissed and debtors barred from filing for 180 days from dismissal where debtorsabandoned their first case and filed their second case in an effort to escape the consequencesof the stay relief granted in their first case. (Bankr. N.D. W. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 11,2018, LexisNexis #0618-033

Schweiger, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation denied as plan proposed to cure mortgage arrears on debtor's residence whichwas not permitted as the debtor's equity of redemption was foreclosed by completion of anauction sale before his bankruptcy petition was filed. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 11,2018, LexisNexis #0618-058

Poivey, In re

Ruling: 
Royalty check proceeds were marital property to which debtor husband was entitled to applyhis wildcard exemption rights. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 11,2018, LexisNexis #0618-043

Belding-Miller, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor was sanctioned for willful violations of the discharge injunction where he sued thedebtor in state court to recover the debt after debtor declared chapter 7 bankruptcy andreceived a discharge. (Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 10,2018, LexisNexis #0618-050

Parrish v. Lincoln Nat'l Bank

Ruling: 
Debtor did not have standing to bring a preference action without first seeking an orderauthorizing the filing of the complaint. (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 10,2018, LexisNexis #0618-052

Cheney, In re--Johnston v. Cheney

Ruling: 
Debtor was not entitled to summary judgment as he misrepresented his abilities with intentto deceive homeowners who contracted with him. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-046

Bosserman, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was ineligible for a chapter 13 relief as he owed more than $394,725 in liquidated,noncontingent, unsecured debt. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-032

Belleville, In re--Anastasoff v. Belleville

Ruling: 
Money judgment entered by an Arizona divorce court in favor of the father was in the natureof domestic support obligation and thus was nondischargeable. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-048

Reynolds, In re

Ruling: 
Law firm's request for payment was reduced where court found that the services providedwere unnecessary, duplicative, or excessive and were not reasonably likely to benefit theestate. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-035

Libra, In re--Nathan v. Libra

Ruling: 
Trustee could not avoid transfer where court found that the transfer of the debtor's interest inthe marital home did not constitute a fraudulent transfer. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-053

Futterman, In re--USHA SoHa Terrace, LLC v. RGS Holdings, LLC

Ruling: 
Appointment of chapter 11 trustee was warranted as debtor deliberately abused his authorityand misused the assets of relevant entities for personal purposes. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-055

Madigan, In re--Straight Line, LLC v. Madigan

Ruling: 
Court ruled debt was nondischargeable where debtor confessed his embezzlement andintended for the plaintiffs to suffer a loss equal to the amount of cash he willfully embezzled.(Bankr. N.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2018, LexisNexis #0618-047

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