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Gordon v. Bank of Am. (In re Gordon)

Ruling: 
Appeals of two debtors dismissed, one as moot due to debtor's failure to make plan payments, the other as not taken from a final appealable order.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 20,2014, LexisNexis #0314-067

Queen v. TA Operating LLC

Ruling: 
District court properly dismissed personal injury case not properly disclosed in bankruptcy.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 20,2013, LexisNexis #0913-052

Florida Dept of Revenue v. Diaz (In re Diaz)

Plaintiff state agencies appealed the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida's decision affirming an order of the bankruptcy court holding the agencies in contempt and awarding defendant debtor compensatory and punitive damages for the agencies' alleged violations of the automatic stay (AS) and discharge injunction (DI) under 11 U.S.C.S. §§ 362, 524, for their attempts to collect child support arrearages.
Ruling: 
Damage award against state agencies reversed as collection of child support debt was not subject to discharge injunction.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 27,2011, LexisNexis #0811-105

Affordable Bail Bonds Inc. v. Sandoval (In re Sandoval)

Appellant bail bondsman obtained a default judgment against appellee debtor. The bondsman brought an adversary proceeding and sought a determination that the debtor's debt was nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(7). The bankruptcy court held that 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(7) did not apply. The District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma granted the bondsman's motion to appeal directly to the appellate court.
Ruling: 
Bankrtuptcy court properly held that debt owed to bail bondsman when criminal jumped bail was dischargeable as there was no obligation owing to the government.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 11,2008, LexisNexis #1008-009
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