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Clavell, In re--Clavell v. United States Dep't of Educ.

Ruling: 
Partial discharge of student loan debts was granted as debtor had reasonable expenses that didnot permit him both to maintain a minimal standard of living and to repay his student loans.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 07,2020, LexisNexis #0320-068

Fyre Festival LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Default judgment granted authorizing trustee to avoid transfer of festival proceeds toorganizers. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 11,2020, LexisNexis #0320-051

Kao, In re--Ning Yen Yao v. Kao

Ruling: 
Obligations were nondischargeable where court demonstrated that the judgment was not atype of support excepted under § 523(a)(5), but rather an equitable distribution. (Bankr.S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 06,2020, LexisNexis #0320-067

Bennett, In re

Ruling: 
Separate classification of student loan claims and adoption of a permissible standard for fairdiscrimination in favor of student loan claims was unfairly discriminatory and prohibited.(Bankr. N.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 04,2020, LexisNexis #0320-045

Watson, In re

Ruling: 
Private landlord who participated in Section 8 program was not a governmental unit and couldrevoke or choose not to renew debtor’s lease. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 23,2020, LexisNexis #0320-011

Sec. Investor Prot. Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Sec. LLC

Ruling: 
Madoff trustee's motion to propose second amended complaint was denied as he failed toplead that defendants turned a blind eye to debtor's highly probable fraud. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 23,2020, LexisNexis #0320-017

Wonderwork, Inc., In re--Sama v. Mullaney

Ruling: 
Trustee's constructive fraudulent conveyance claim dismissed where complaint failed to allegethat debtor did not receive reasonably equivalent value for the salary it paid. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 17,2020, LexisNexis #0220-089

Calascibetta, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor’s delays were cause to convert Chapter 11 case to Chapter 7. (Bankr. W.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 16,2020, LexisNexis #0220-093

Quintyne, In re

Ruling: 
Breakdown of debtor's vehicle was not grounds for a hardship discharge. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 16,2020, LexisNexis #0220-097

F.M. Butt Hotels, Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Filing injunction extended to prevent debtor from interfering with foreclosure action in statecourt. (Bankr. W.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 17,2020, LexisNexis #0220-076

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