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Hinners v. Argent Corp.

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court properly found that state court judgment for fraudulent misrepresentation established nondischargeability of debt.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 19,2014, LexisNexis #0614-053

General Lending Corp. v. Cancio

Ruling: 
Creditor's untimely objection to debtor's eligibility properly barred by bankruptcy court.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 29,2014, LexisNexis #0714-001

Mittman v. Salkin (In re VoIP Inc.)

Chapter 7 trustee filed a motion in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida to compromise controversy regarding preferential and fraudulent transfer proceedings. The bankruptcy court granted the motion. Creditors sought review.
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court's approval of settlement was in best interests of estate and not in error.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 26,2012, LexisNexis #0712-101

In re VOIP Inc.

Appellee trustee entered into a settlement with certain parties regarding fraudulent transfer claims. The settlement was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Appellant lender group appealed. The trustee moved to dismiss the appeal as equitably moot.
Ruling: 
Approval of settlement with group of lenders in involuntary case allowed to go forward.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 31,2011, LexisNexis #1111-089

General Lending Corp. v. Cancio

Appellee debtors filed a motion in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida to reopen and reinstate their Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, which had been dismissed for failure to timely file a plan. The bankruptcy court conditionally granted the motion and reinstated the case upon payment of fees incurred by appellant creditor. The creditor appealed.
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court acted within discretion in reopening case based on proffer by debtor's counsel regarding excusable neglect in filing chapter 13 plan.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 22,2011, LexisNexis #1011-101
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