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Bullard v. Hyde Park Sav. Bank (In re Bullard)

Ruling: 
Appeal of bankruptcy appellate panel's affirmance of denial of confirmation dismissed as debtor was free to propose an amended plan.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 14,2014, LexisNexis #0614-033

Prudential Ins. Co. of Am. v. SW Boston Hotel Venture LLC (In re SW Boston Hotel Venture LLC)

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy appellate panel's order increasing creditor's claim for postpetition interest reversed.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 11,2014, LexisNexis #0614-113

Donarumo v. Furlong (In re Furlong)

Appellants and cross-appellant debtors challenged a decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, which affirmed bankruptcy court decisions, ruling that the trustee had abandoned all claims in the debtors' personal and corporate bankruptcy cases by operation of law under 11 U.S.C.S. § 554(c), but not the stock of the corporate debtor.
Ruling: 
Judgment that trustee abandoned debtors' claims against seller of assets, but not stock of corporate debtor, affirmed.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 01,2011, LexisNexis #1111-092

Eastern Savings Bank v. LaFata (In re LaFata)

Before the court were two appeals. In the first, appellant bank challenged an order of the District Court for the District Court of Massachusetts which allowed the bifurcation of appellee debtor's chapter 13 claims. The bank also appealed an order of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the First Circuit (Panel) which denied its Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b) motion seeking reconsideration of three orders decided in the debtor's favor.
Ruling: 
Banktuptcy court properly bifurcated mortgage claim secured by two lots where home was mistakenly built on dividing property line.
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