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Jager, In re--InFirst Bank v. Jager

Ruling: 
Bank was entitled to relief from stay as the debtors had not demonstrated that they couldpropose and confirm a plan that was feasible. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2019, LexisNexis #0319-059

Boland, In re--Roe v. Boland

Ruling: 
Judgment of dischargeability reversed and vacated as the bankruptcy court failed to considerthe legal injury suffered by the creditors as a result of the invasion of their privacy andreputational interests. (6th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2019, LexisNexis #0319-064

L&R Dev. & Inv. Corp, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy case dismissed as debtor repeatedly filed tardy monthly operating reports withoutrequesting an extension of time from the court. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 11,2019, LexisNexis #0319-068

Tapia, In re

Ruling: 
Judgment lien was subject to avoidance as state law did not protect the homestead from a lienencumbering the homestead. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 11,2019, LexisNexis #0319-063

Greene Ave. Restoration II Corp., In re--Greene Ave. Restoration Corp. v. Green Throop LLC

Ruling: 
Defendants had no rights or interest in a property owned by the debtor as an earlier forgeddeed was void ab initio. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 11,2019, LexisNexis #0319-067

Buckeye Activewear, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not entitled to have access to dismissed involuntary case's docket restricted as itfailed to meet the high bar imposed on requests for public access restrictions. (Bankr. N.D.Ohio)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2019, LexisNexis #0319-051

Grinspan, In re--Grinspan v. Grinspan

Ruling: 
Debtor's ex spouse and her attorney violated the automatic stay because it was the"enforcement" of a domestic support obligation. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2019, LexisNexis #0319-055

Boltz-Rubinstein, In re

Ruling: 
Bank violated the automatic stay when it engaged in debt collection efforts against the debtoras it failed to show that it was acting as servicer for the actual holder of the mortgage. (Bankr.E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2019, LexisNexis #0319-060

Easterling, In re--Easterling v. Easterling

Ruling: 
Discharge was not denied as debtors explained the loss of three pieces of equipment andcreditors failed to identify any missing records. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2019, LexisNexis #0319-066

Sunnyland Farms, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to compel arbitration was denied as the court did not have post-confirmationjurisdiction to compel creditor to arbitrate his alleged dispute with the reorganized debtor.(Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2019, LexisNexis #0319-047

Negrea, In re

Ruling: 
Disallowance order stood as a final order where it was a decision on the merits, had not beenvacated by statute, and was no longer subject to appeal or reconsideration. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 07,2019, LexisNexis #0319-054

Bell, In re--Bell v. Herrera

Ruling: 
Court held that the agreement in question was not an executory contract as it was neverscheduled as an executory contract, and the Chapter 7 Trustee never assumed or rejected it.(Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 07,2019, LexisNexis #0319-061

Frame, In re

Ruling: 
Attorney's fee reduced by 25 percent across the board to account for unreasonable hourly rate,inflated time entries, and noncompensable items billed. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 06,2019, LexisNexis #0319-052

Lopez, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for relief from stay denied where there was no post-sale delivery of trustee's deedbefore debtor's petition thus debtor had interest in his home when petition was filed. (Bankr.E.D. Wash.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 06,2019, LexisNexis #0319-056

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