1st Circuit

Cruz, In re

Ruling: 
Court ruled that debtor could amend her schedules and exempt the proceeds of her unusedbut accumulated sick leave from property of the estate. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2018, LexisNexis #0618-072

Maxton, In re

Ruling: 
Court deferred granting motion to dismiss debtor's case for abuse after he failed to includemeal and travel allowances, a lump sum payout, and corporate profit share in his currentmonthly income. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 16,2018, LexisNexis #0618-079

Topalian, In re--Topalian v. Bank of Am., N.A.

Ruling: 
Defendant's motion for summary judgment granted where debtor failed to demonstrate thatthe bank improperly coerced or harassed debtor in order to obtain payment of a dischargeddebt. (Bankr. D.R.I.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 07,2018, LexisNexis #0618-049

Stevenson v. TND Homes I, LP

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court's order was affirmed as none of debtor's arguments challenged thebankruptcy court's conclusion that there was unreasonable delay that was prejudicial tocreditors. (B.A.P. 1st Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 30,2018, LexisNexis #0618-056

Schatz, In re--Schatz v. United States Dep't of Educ.

Ruling: 
Student loans were not excepted from discharge as the equity in the debtor's home wassufficient to pay the loans owed to the defendants in full. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 02,2018, LexisNexis #0618-014

Luciani, In re--Agin v. Grasso

Ruling: 
Trustees' motion to dismiss granted in part where plaintiff failed to state a plausible claimfor relief as his allegation of actual intent to defraud is insufficient. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 02,2018, LexisNexis #0618-016

Craig, In re

Ruling: 
Objection to plan was sustained where court found that the appraisal offered by debtors wasless reliable than that offered by the bank due to appraiser's mistake. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 30,2018, LexisNexis #0618-024

A. Hirsch Realty, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Waiver of the protection of the automatic stay constituted cause for relief from stay. (Bankr. D.Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 13,2018, LexisNexis #0518-069

Spenlinhauer, In re

Ruling: 
Court concluded that trustee has demonstrated excusable neglect in failing to oppose dismissal where the deadline for filing a response was short and compliance with the court's order to show cause was not directed to the trustee. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 05,2018, LexisNexis #0518-060

Berkland, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not prohibited from modifying a secured claim a mortgagee held against real property that was both the debtor's principal residence and rental property. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2018, LexisNexis #0518-058

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