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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

Thompson, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's proposed chapter 13 plan calling for a deferred surrender of collateral was denied as it failed to satisfy three of the options available for treating the mortgage lender's secured claim. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 14,2018, LexisNexis #0318-114

Reale, In re--USAlliance Fed. Credit Union v. Reale

Ruling: 
Debtor's obligation to credit union was not discharged as the misrepresentations andomissions in the debtor's loan applications were made with intent to deceive. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 01,2018, LexisNexis #0318-039

Zakarian, In re

Ruling: 
The debtor was found to be entitled to a statutory homestead exemption but the cap on hishomestead exemption was still applied as a limitation. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 03,2017, LexisNexis #0917-010

Tamir, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's plan could not be confirmed as it did not have fair and equitable treatment for twomortgage holders. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 27,2017, LexisNexis #0817-018

Marano, In re

Ruling: 
State court judgment obtained by debtor against his former attorney was dischargeable asthere was no finding of entrustment of client funds or property. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 14,2017, LexisNexis #0717-069

Gloucester Espresso, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Creditors' claims allowed as general unsecured claims with respect to the debtor's liquorlicense and the proceeds from its sale as creditors had no security or other interest in thatlicense. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 16,2017, LexisNexis #0617-065

Ragge, In re--Ragge v. West Bank, Nat'l Assoc.

Ruling: 
Debtor's adversary proceeding was barred by the Rooker-Feldman doctrine as a state court has already rendered a final default judgment against debtor. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2017, LexisNexis #0317-054

In re Sperry

Ruling: 
Bank's objection to confirmation of debtor's plan overruled as requiring the bank to senddebtors a monthly statement did not violate bank's rights. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 08,2016, LexisNexis #0117-059

Mission Prod. Holdings v. Tempnology LLC (In re Tempnology LLC)

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not err in finding that § 365(n) election did not protect licensee’s rights.(B.A.P. 1st Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 18,2016, LexisNexis #1216-070

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