Massachusetts

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

Spenlinhauer, In re

Ruling: 
Court extended the bar date for filing claims as the debtor failed to provide proper notice to the IRS until after the bar date has passed. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 08,2017, LexisNexis #1017-059

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

Ruling: 
Abstention from adjudicating the attorney's lien disputes not warranted as attorney's liendisputes were not core proceedings. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 16,2017, LexisNexis #0917-088

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

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