Judge Gelpi

Oquendo-Claudio v. Santander Fin. Servs.

Plaintiff bankruptcy debtors sued defendant corporation for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C.S. § 1692 et seq. The court denied the corporation's motion to dismiss. The corporation moved for reconsideration and also moved for partial dismissal of an amended complaint.
Ruling: 
Unscheduled Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims dismissed except as to debtor who later amended schedules.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 31,2011, LexisNexis #1111-084

Vidal v. Alvarado

Appellant, son of a lessor and his widow, challenged the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico's grant of partial summary judgment in favor of appellees, debtors, and against the son based on its finding that the son willfully violated the automatic stay provision 11 U.S.C. § 362 and aided and abetted the widow in actions that constituted a willful violation of the automatic stay.
Ruling: 
Widow and son wilfully violated stay by pursuing rent collection and eviction.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 26,2007, LexisNexis #1207-027
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