Massachusetts

Corbett, In re

Ruling: 
Purchaser's status as a good faith purchaser was not challenged explicitly by the parties, thus making the said sale effectively immune from challenge. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 12,2018, LexisNexis #0318-096

Dyer, In re--Jones v. Dyer

Ruling: 
Court deemed that no debt arose that could be determined to be nondischargeable under §523(a)(4) and (6) as debtor did not have a fiduciary duty to the father of his wife. (Bankr. D.Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2018, LexisNexis #0318-070

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

Thorpe, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee's objection to the attorney's amended proof of claim was sustained asattorney did not have a written fee agreement with debtor and thus could only recover on aquantum meruit theory (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 09,2009, LexisNexis #0318-028

Thorpe, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee's objection to the attorney's amended proof of claim was sustained asattorney did not have a written fee agreement with debtor and thus could only recover on aquantum meruit theory (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 09,2009, LexisNexis #0318-028

Cowles, In re--Me. Coast Shellfish, LLC v. Cowles

Ruling: 
Debts deemed nondischargeable as the debtor committed actual fraud by collecting payments for his fictitious service and company. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 15,2017, LexisNexis #0218-043

Charles St. African Methodist Episcopal Church of Boston, In re

Ruling: 
Court confirmed church's plan as it was proposed in good faith and it is designed to allow thechurch to continue operating on a stable financial foundation for the benefit of all itscreditors. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2017, LexisNexis #0118-086

Comprehensive Power, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court denied defendant's motion as to the dismissal of the § 548(a)(1)(B) count as there were sufficient facts to support a claim that debtor's assets were transferred for a less than fair and reasonably equivalent consideration at a time when the debtor was insolvent. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 08,2017, LexisNexis #0118-047

Drumheller, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to claim of exemption for an annuity was premature and moot as thedebtor never transferred the annuity and never borrowed against it. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 04,2017, LexisNexis #1117-045

McCarthy, In re

Ruling: 
Court awarded debtors attorney's fees and costs for Massachusetts Department of Revenue'sviolation of the discharge injunction. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 03,2017, LexisNexis #1117-052

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