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Georges, In re--Geriatric Facilities of Cape Cod, Inc. v. Georges

Ruling: 
Debt was not nondischargeable because debtor’s breach of service agreement did not involvefraud, misrepresentation, false pretenses, or a breach of fiduciary duty. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 22,2021, LexisNexis #0821-010

Lescinskas, In re

Ruling: 
Objection to notice of charges sustained as lender belatedly notified the debtor of attorneys'fees and late charges in connection with his mortgage over a period of years. (Bankr. D.Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 17,2021, LexisNexis #0321-100

Miralda, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor’s counsel award of fees and costs for work on summary judgment motion determinedusing the lodestar method. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 27,2020, LexisNexis #1220-029

Ramos, In re--Ramos v. White

Ruling: 
Default judgment obtained by debtor vacated due to insufficient service of process. (Bankr. D.Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 02,2020, LexisNexis #1020-048

Melhem, In re--DeLaiarro v. Melhem

Ruling: 
Debt not excepted from discharge where creditor failed to establish each and every element ofthe test for nondischargeability. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 22,2020, LexisNexis #0720-013

TelexFree, In re--Darr v. United States

Ruling: 
IRS's post-petition erroneous refund related to its pre-petition tax claim and was not anadministrative expense claim. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 26,2020, LexisNexis #0520-029

Vertullo, In re--U.S. Bank N.A. v. Vertullo

Ruling: 
Plan including debtor's expired right to cure pre-petition default could not be confirmed.(B.A.P. 1st Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 10,2020, LexisNexis #0220-072

Hannon, In re

Ruling: 
Interim fee awards for trustee's counsel were approved with reduction. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 26,2019, LexisNexis #0220-029

Gillis, In re--Jenzack Partners, LLC v. Gillis

Ruling: 
Creditor failed to make case for denial of discharge where court deemed that there were noknowing and fraudulent oaths made by the debtor or any reckless disregard for the truthrelating to the case. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 26,2019, LexisNexis #0220-019

New Eng. Confectionary Co., In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss denied where trustee had standing to assert a mere instrumentality claimunder 11 U.S.C. § 544(a)(1). (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 19,2019, LexisNexis #0919-039

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