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Bugay, In re

Ruling: 
Special counsel's agreement to share a portion of her attorney's fee with the debtor'sbankruptcy counsel disallowed. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 07,2021, LexisNexis #0921-034

Jones-Peteet, In re--Estate of Perteet v. Jones-Peteet

Ruling: 
Debtor's private student loan debt was nondischargeable as it was a "qualified educationloan". (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 10,2021, LexisNexis #0921-040

Abril, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor violated the automatic stay by filing a state court complaint for eviction and damagesfor past-due rent during the pendency of debtor's case. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 24,2021, LexisNexis #0921-030

McGrath, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' case was dismissed for cause with leave to convert to Chapter 7 where their purposein filing bankruptcy was to undo a state court enforcement order. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 02,2021, LexisNexis #0721-062

Adams, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor could not abate her Subchapter V case for an indefinite time while her appeal waspending. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2021, LexisNexis #0621-100

Halimi, In re--Tampa Title Invs., LLC v. Halimi

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable as debtor fraudulently obtained creditor's money, property, and/orfinancing by falsely obtaining duplicate titles. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 18,2021, LexisNexis #0621-086

Forrest, In re--G.W. Palmer & Co., Inc. v. Forrest

Ruling: 
Trust obligations did not satisfy the "fiduciary capacity" requirement to render a PACArelated debt nondischargeable. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 02,2021, LexisNexis #0621-087

Wildwood Vill., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to allow class claim in Subchapter V case denied as court deemed that followingsimplified claims procedures was the best way to proceed. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 04,2021, LexisNexis #0621-075

Phillips, In re--New Falls Corp. v. Phillips

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge was denied as he made false oaths and omissions on his sworn bankruptcyschedules. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 01,2021, LexisNexis #0421-047

Musto, In re

Ruling: 
Law firm violated the discharge injunction as its contacts with debtor had the objectiveeffect of pressuring her to pay a discharged debt. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 06,2021, LexisNexis #0221-062

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