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Facio, In re

Ruling: 
Relief from a stay would be granted if debtor defaulted on payment schedule ordered by thebankruptcy court. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 15,2021, LexisNexis #0122-079

U-Haul Co., In re

Ruling: 
Objection to class proof of claim sustained as it was filed after the bar date in absence ofexcusable neglect. (Bankr. S.D. W. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2021, LexisNexis #0122-098

Pettengill, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to avoid the fixing of a creditor's judgment lien that impaired the debtor'shomestead exemption. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 09,2021, LexisNexis #0122-087

Stewart, In re--Lim v. Stewart

Ruling: 
Unauthorized post-discharge transfer did not create grounds for revocation of discharge.(Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 09,2021, LexisNexis #0122-093

Kincaid, In re

Ruling: 
Fees paid to attorney and law firm ordered disgorged due to multiple errors that depriveddebtor of primary benefits of discharge. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 09,2021, LexisNexis #0122-078

S-Tek 1, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor in Subchapter V case that elected to treat its entire claim as secured was entitled tovote its impaired secured claim but relinquished its right to vote as an unsecured creditor.(Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 09,2021, LexisNexis #0122-094

Corbitt, In re--Scarborough v. Corbitt

Ruling: 
Claim was dischargeable where creditor did not show that she relied on debtor's alleged falserepresentations. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 08,2021, LexisNexis #0122-090

Sienega, In re--Sienega v. Cal. Franchise Tax Bd.

Ruling: 
Debtor's state tax debt was nondischargeable as he did not pay state taxes while he contendedhis faxes to the Franchise Tax Board constituted a return within the meaning of the hangingparagraph. (9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2021, LexisNexis #0122-088

Creda Software, Inc., In re--Pulsifer v. Miller

Ruling: 
Trustee was not entitled to dismissal of debtor's action seeking a declaration that neither thetrustee nor the debtor's estate had any valid claims, rights, or interests in the subjectcryptocurrency. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2021, LexisNexis #0122-076

Cordova v. City of Chicago

Ruling: 
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Fulton did not bar debtor's claim that refusal to releaseimpounded cars violated the automatic stay. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2021, LexisNexis #0122-080

Trucking & Contr. Servs., In re

Ruling: 
Claim objection sustained due to scrivener's error that could not be cured by reformation.(Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2021, LexisNexis #0122-085

Highland Cap. Mgmt., L.P., In re--Highland Cap. Mgmt., L.P. v. Dondero

Ruling: 
Arbitration clause in rejected executory contract should be considered a separate executoryagreement and likewise rejected. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 03,2021, LexisNexis #0122-059

Vrusho, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor that had sufficient imputed notice of the bar date was not entitled to an extension.(Bankr. D.N.H.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 03,2021, LexisNexis #0122-075

Benchmark Mun. Tax Serv. v. Roman

Ruling: 
Motion for in rem relief from stay was granted where creditor failed to meet its burden toestablish that the filing of debtor's petition was part of a scheme to delay, hinder, or defraudthe creditor. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 03,2021, LexisNexis #0122-083

Stephanie's Too, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Fee application filed by counsel to the Chapter 7 trustee was approved as requested as therates were found to be reasonable and counsel had sufficiently detailed the time and cost ofthe services provided. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 03,2021, LexisNexis #0122-052

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