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§ 544

Goodrich Petroleum Corp., In re--Fallon Family, L.P. v. Goodrich Petroleum Corp.

Ruling: 
Court ruled that the integration of the promissory note and lease ratification into theunrecorded settlement agreement would not put a hypothetical bona fide purchaser on noticeof the terms of the settlement agreement. (5th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 27,2018, LexisNexis #0818-016

Mercado, In re--Miranda v. Banco Popular de Puerto Rico

Ruling: 
Trustee could not avoid an unrecorded mortgage as transfer in debtor's real property where aprepetition transfer never occurred in its favor as bank did not record the mortgage deed overdebtor's real property. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 15,2018, LexisNexis #0718-074

Shiloh Mgmt. Servs., In re--Hillen v. Preston Roth IRA, LLC

Ruling: 
Deeds of trust were not subject to avoidance as court held that each of the acknowledgmentsat issue substantially complies with the corporate acknowledgment form specified by statute.(Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 15,2018, LexisNexis #0718-075

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

Orton, In re--Jones v. Orton

Ruling: 
Court determined that transfer was avoidable as it was made within the requisite two year period and debtors were insolvent at the time of the transfer. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 27,2018, LexisNexis #0518-102

Jaghab, In re--Thaler v. GJ & JF Realty Holdings, Inc.

Ruling: 
Court ruled that debtor's estate owned 50 percent of the shares of the company free of any lien or claim as defendant never perfected his interest in those shares. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 16,2018, LexisNexis #0518-103

Brannon, In re--Pettie v. Brannon

Ruling: 
Trustee was entitled to avoid a transfer as the divorce decree awarding the house to debtor's former spouse had not been recorded and a lis pendens was not filed. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 05,2018, LexisNexis #0518-104

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd., In re--Keach v. Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Co.

Ruling: 
Court concluded that the proceeds of a multi-million-dollar sale of railroad lines did not constitute property of the bankruptcy estate as the lines were not assets that belonged outright to the debtor prior to consummation of the relevant transactions. (1st Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2018, LexisNexis #0518-105

Adamo, In re--Pergament v. Hofstra Univ.

Ruling: 
Prepetition tuition payments made by debtor for his children were not avoidable as the universities' electronic system was merely holding the funds on behalf of the student account holders. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 28,2018, LexisNexis #0518-046

Oakes, In re--Oakes v. PNC Mortg. Co.

Ruling: 
Court deemed that the constructive notice provision of Ohio Revised Code § 1301.401 did notdefeat the trustee's powers as a hypothetical judicial lien creditor. (6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 06,2018, LexisNexis #0318-075

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