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In re Hannon

Ruling: 
IRS was not entitled to proceeds of sale of debtors' fully encumbered property in which debtor had claimed a homestead exemption.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 09,2014, LexisNexis #0814-007

ABCD Holdings LLC v. Hannon (In re Hannon)

Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to debtor's false statements on monthly operating reports.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 10,2014, LexisNexis #0714-097

Young v. Safe Home Sec. Inc. (In re Young)

Ruling: 
Creditor sanctioned for violating discharge injunction but claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress was a tort claim that had to be decided by district court.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 08,2014, LexisNexis #0414-122

Faria v. Silva (In re Silva)

Ruling: 
One of two loan debts, which was created in reasonable reliance on debtor employer's promise, was nondischargeable as was debt for failure to pay wages.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 21,2014, LexisNexis #0214-047

In re Noonan

Ruling: 
Objection to homestead exemption overruled absent fraud and where declaration of homestead was not a disposition of property.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2014, LexisNexis #0214-015

In re McGuire

Ruling: 
Debtor could claim homestead exemption in equitable interest in real property owned by non- debtor spouse.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2014, LexisNexis #0214-013

Peoples United Bank v. Bibbo (In re Bibbo)

Ruling: 
Transfer of property by corporate entity, distinct from debtor, was not grounds for denial of discharge.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 29,2013, LexisNexis #1113-093

In re Kology

Ruling: 
Lien on lot where debtor's residence was located impaired state homestead exemption and could be avoided.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 24,2013, LexisNexis #1013-045

Lento v. Marshall (In re Marshall)

Plaintiff creditor, a stone material supplier to the construction industry, sued for a determination that a debt owed by defendant debtor, who sold and installed stone products, was excepted from discharge under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(4) as having been obtained by embezzlement. Specifically, the creditor contended that the debtor wrongfully appropriated the proceeds of consigned goods; the debtor maintained that the parties had an open account.
Ruling: 
Debtor's use of sale proceeds owed to creditor under consignment agreement was nondischargeable on grounds of embezzlement.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 11,2013, LexisNexis #0713-016

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