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Ortega, In re--United States Tr. v. Maali

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy petition preparer sanctioned and enjoined from operating for engaging in theunauthorized practice of law. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 06,2020, LexisNexis #0420-051

Woods, In re

Ruling: 
Defendants were liable to debtor for actual and punitive damages for the violation of theautomatic stay following the court's order. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 04,2020, LexisNexis #0320-056

Lloyd, In re--White v. Gaffney

Ruling: 
Malpractice claims were not property of the bankruptcy estate where none of the claims raisedby the trustee had accrued pre-petition. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 28,2019, LexisNexis #0919-012

Kirby v. 21st Mortg. Corp.

Ruling: 
Summary judgment in favor of creditor was affirmed as the post-discharge communicationsdid not improperly coerce or harass the debtor in paying the discharged debt in violation ofdischarge injunction. (B.A.P. 1st Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 14,2019, LexisNexis #0719-090

Unacha, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 plan could be confirmed over a creditor's objection solely on the grounds that aban modification could not constitute cure. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 23,2019, LexisNexis #0619-098

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

Kalesnik, In re--Kalesnik v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtors do not have a standing to exercise a trustee's avoidance power outside theconfines of § 522(h). (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 11,2017, LexisNexis #0817-072
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