Eastern District

Balzano, In re--Summitbridge Nat'l Invs. LLC v. Balzano

Ruling: 
Creditor's complaint to deny debtor's discharge was untimely as it did not seek an extensionof the time to object to discharge by a motion filed before the deadline expired. (Bankr.E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2021, LexisNexis #0521-016

Diamond, In re--Pergament v. Diamond

Ruling: 
Court granted trustee's motion to amend the complaint to cure the caption defect because hewas not seeking to assert any additional claims or add parties to the action. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 09,2021, LexisNexis #0321-074

Velasco-Rodriguez, In re

Ruling: 
Adequate protection was appropriate from the date of creditor’s motion but retroactive reliefwas not appropriate. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2021, LexisNexis #0221-077

Soussis, In re

Ruling: 
Request for reduction or disgorgement of the entire fee of the Chapter 13 trustee denied as thecourt had no authority to fix the fees and could not use the equitable powers under U.S.C. §105. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 12,2020, LexisNexis #1220-076

Mavrelis, In re--JAM 42nd St. Realty LLC v. Mavrelis

Ruling: 
Summary judgment on nondischargeability of claim against debtor attorney for damages dueto untimely tax abatement filing denied due to disputed issue of material fact. (Bankr.E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 01,2020, LexisNexis #1120-060

Koper, In re--Int'l Christian Broadcasting, Inc. v. Koper

Ruling: 
Sanctions were imposed, as the filing of the Rule 60(b) motion was contrary to debtor'sagreement to not challenge the stipulation. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 25,2020, LexisNexis #1020-024

JNL Funding Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Motion to disgorge was granted as filing the reports and paying the US trustee fees were partof distribution trustee's obligations. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 31,2020, LexisNexis #0920-026

Adamo, In re--Pergament v. Hofstra Univ.

Ruling: 
Debtor’s tuition payments on behalf of children were not avoidable where universities werethe subsequent transferees of the payments. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 19,2020, LexisNexis #0720-019

Hanover, In re

Ruling: 
Professional fees requested by counsel hired by a Chapter 7 trustee were reduced as anexcessive amount of time was spent on certain services. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 19,2020, LexisNexis #0720-005

Levin, In re

Ruling: 
Court avoided found that creditor’s judicial lien as impairing the debtor's homesteadexemption. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 24,2020, LexisNexis #0620-058

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