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Tarpley v. Sallie Mae Inc. (In re Tarpley)

Ruling: 
Undue hardship discharge of student loan debt denied where debtor's income and ability to repay were likely to improve.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 02,2016, LexisNexis #0416-019

In re Porter-Dennis

Ruling: 
Objection to confirmation sustained due to debtor's fraud in pawn transaction involving motor vehicle.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 17,2015, LexisNexis #0116-067

Basso v. Lawson (In re Lawson)

Ruling: 
State court judgment based on vehicle-pedestrian accident was dischargeable as it did not include a finding of willful and malicious injury.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 09,2015, LexisNexis #0116-021

Vaughn v. Cent. Miss. Credit Corp. (In re Vaughn)

Ruling: 
Mistaken wage garnishment violated the automatic stay as it was not promptly corrected.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 02,2015, LexisNexis #1215-108

DePaola v. Sleepys LLC (In re Professional Facilities Mgmt.)

Ruling: 
Creditor consented to adjudication of counterclaim, which was actually a claim against the estate, by the bankruptcy court.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 27,2015, LexisNexis #1115-102

In re Smith

Ruling: 
Debtor's attorneys ordered to disgorge fees due to failure to list debtor's civil attorneys as creditors for their work on debtor's workers' compensation suit.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 05,2015, LexisNexis #1015-106

Richardson v. PNC Mortg. (In re Richardson)

Ruling: 
Debtor's objection to proof of claim was barred by plan confirmation.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 18,2015, LexisNexis #1015-068

Rupp v. Biorge (In re Biorge)

Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to transfer and concealment of property with the intention of hindering, delaying or defrauding creditors.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 24,2015, LexisNexis #0915-065

In re Scarborough St. James Corp.

Ruling: 
Relief from stay granted to allow creditor landlord to proceed with litigation over rental proceeds in state court.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 18,2015, LexisNexis #0915-044

In re Smith

Ruling: 
Case dismissed as debtor kept and spent workers' compensation suit proceeds instead of turning them over to the trustee as called for in plan.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 16,2015, LexisNexis #0815-064

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