2nd Circuit

Pinnacle Land Grp., LLC, In re--Wilmington Trust, N.A. v. Pinnacle Land Grp., LLC

Ruling: 
Court dismissed debtor's chapter 11 case as it did not serve a genuine reorganizational purpose. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2018, LexisNexis #1018-109

Catalan, In re--Vision West, Inc. v. Catalan

Ruling: 
Sanctions imposed on debtor for discovery abuses were nondischargeable as he knew of his court-imposed discovery obligations and did not fulfill them. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 11,2018, LexisNexis #1018-102

Fairfield Sentry Ltd., In re--Fairfield Sentry Ltd. v. Theodoor GGC Amsterdam

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction was denied as the court had "relatedto" subject matter jurisdiction over the U.S. Redeemer Actions. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 06,2018, LexisNexis #1018-086

DeFreze, In re

Ruling: 
Court held that taxes were nondischargeable where debtor's late-filed amended income tax return was not an honest and reasonable effort to comply with tax law. (Bankr. W.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 29,2018, LexisNexis #1018-042

Melendez, In re--Martin v. Melendez

Ruling: 
Court ruled that the judgment the buyers obtained against the debtor in state court was nondischargeable where the debtor made numerous misrepresentations about the condition of the house in a disclosure statement he signed which induced the buyers to purchase the house. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 27,2018, LexisNexis #1018-043

Semans, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied debtors' motion to vacate where there was no statutory basis to vacate the discharge order for the purpose of filing a post-discharge reaffirmation agreement. (Bankr. W.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 29,2018, LexisNexis #1018-047

Xiao, In re--Chorches v. Xiao

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection sustained where there was no presumption that the plan was exempt anddebtor was materially responsible for the plan's substantial compliance failure. (Bankr. D.Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 22,2018, LexisNexis #1018-011

Xiao, In re--Chorches v. Xiao

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection sustained where there was no presumption that the plan was exempt anddebtor was materially responsible for the plan's substantial compliance failure. (Bankr. D.Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 22,2018, LexisNexis #1018-011

Holub Enters., In re--Thaler v. Capital One, N.A.

Ruling: 
Defendant's summary judgment motion was granted where crossclaim only addressed potential liability of defendant to cross-claimant for funds that had been turned over to the estate which was not a core claim and was not related to the case. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 10,2018, LexisNexis #0918-118

Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc., In re--Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc. v. 1st Advantage Mortg., LLC

Ruling: 
Defendants' motion to dismiss was denied where exception was not applicable as the indemnification claims did not arise from any post-petition business of the liquidated debtors. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 13,2018, LexisNexis #0918-119

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