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Pate, In re

Ruling: 
Pleadings rejected as involuntary bankruptcy petitions as they were odious, frivolous,abusive, and intended to intimidate, harass, injure, and damage the purported debtors. (Bankr.S.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2018, LexisNexis #0718-002

Green, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to confirmation was denied in part as it was not bad faith for debtor to exclude his SSI from his chapter 13 plan payments. (Bankr. S.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 27,2018, LexisNexis #0518-059

Shelnut, In re

Ruling: 
Application for attorney's fees denied in part for failing to timely amend application and disclosure after receiving post-petition payments. (Bankr. S.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 04,2017, LexisNexis #1117-060

Mullis, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's objection to the claim denied as policy met the definition of non-filing insurance thus, claimant was not required to include the premium as a finance charge. (Bankr. S.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 26,2017, LexisNexis #0917-051

Shelnut, In re

Ruling: 
Court concluded that abstention was appropriate where debtor used the bankruptcy as a weapon in a domestic battle with his former spouse. (Bankr. S.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 21,2017, LexisNexis #0417-117

In re Brooks

Ruling: 
Debtor not entitled to administrative expense claim for maintenance of hunting lodge debtor was allowed to occupy for free.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 31,2016, LexisNexis #0416-114

Boudreaux v. Hall Oil Co. (In re Pope Logging Inc.)

Ruling: 
Equitable tolling did not apply to statute of limitations that expired prior to conversion to chapter 7 where U.S. Trustee and creditors failed to act timely to pursue claims.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2015, LexisNexis #1015-052

In re Cummings

Ruling: 
Proof of claim allowed where no objection had been filed prior to trustee's disbursements and portion of disbursements should properly have been allocated to debtor's filing fees.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 27,2015, LexisNexis #0415-080

In re Barnes

Ruling: 
Confirmation denied due to above-median debtor's failure to include anticipated tax refund in disposable income calculation.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 17,2015, LexisNexis #0515-030

Ford v. Quantum3 Group LLC (In re Ford)

Ruling: 
Reference of debtor's proceeding requiring extensive consideration of the FDCPA withdrawn.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 23,2015, LexisNexis #0515-133

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