Eastern District

Regino, In re

Ruling: 
Court disallowed the law group's claim in its entirety as it was unreasonable under bothfederal standards and the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2018, LexisNexis #0618-070

Chase, In re--Chase v. Chase

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to dismiss was denied where debt was nondischargeable on the basis of issuepreclusion and was previously held nondischargeable as a domestic support obligation.(Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 01,2018, LexisNexis #0618-011

Zaretsky, In re--Zaretsky v. Zaretsky

Ruling: 
Awards received against debtor in state court judgment deemed nondischargeable asjudgment creditors proved by a preponderance of evidence that debtor's defamatorystatements were willful and malicious. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 03,2018, LexisNexis #0618-013

Jaghab, In re--Thaler v. GJ & JF Realty Holdings, Inc.

Ruling: 
Court ruled that debtor's estate owned 50 percent of the shares of the company free of any lien or claim as defendant never perfected his interest in those shares. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 16,2018, LexisNexis #0518-103

Fioriglio, In re

Ruling: 
Court ruled that debtor was ineligible to be a debtor under chapter 13 as his secured debts exceeded the limit imposed by § 109(e). (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 27,2018, LexisNexis #0518-094

Meyer, In re--Bissett Nursery Corp. v. Meyer

Ruling: 
Debtors were ineligible to have their debts discharged as they failed to comply with an orderthe court issued which required them to turn over documents pertaining to their businesses.(Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 09,2018, LexisNexis #0518-080

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

Ruling: 
Prepetition tuition payments made by debtor for his children were not avoidable as the universities' electronic system was merely holding the funds on behalf of the student account holders. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 28,2018, LexisNexis #0518-046

Man Kit Ng, In re--Geltzer v. Man Kit Ng

Ruling: 
Trustee was not entitled to sanctions as the opposing counsel's statements, while strident, provocative, and offensive to the trustee, did not reflect bad faith. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 28,2018, LexisNexis #0518-032

Jean-Baptiste, In re--Jean Baptiste v. Educ. Credit Mgmt. Corp.

Ruling: 
The loans the chapter 7 debtor obtained to attend law school were considered "qualifiededucational loans" as they were made under programs funded by nonprofit institutions, evenif she used the said funds for noneducational purposes. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 23,2018, LexisNexis #0418-017

PHS Grp. Inc., In re--Pergament v. Amton Inc.

Ruling: 
Court ruled that under the Wagoner doctrine, the trustee had sufficient standing to file claimsagainst the defendant as the latter had exercised sufficient control over the debtor'soperations. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2018, LexisNexis #0318-061

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