Eastern District

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

Gelin, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's case closed and discharge denied for failure to make full payments under their plan.(Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 01,2018, LexisNexis #0318-055

Selig, In re--JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA v. Selig

Ruling: 
Debt deemed nondischargeable for debtor's admission of conspiracy to commit theft. (Bankr.E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 24,2018, LexisNexis #0318-012

Selig, In re--JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA v. Selig

Ruling: 
Debt deemed nondischargeable for debtor's admission of conspiracy to commit theft. (Bankr.E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 24,2018, LexisNexis #0318-012

Osuji, In re

Ruling: 
Claim objections were overruled as they were procedurally improper. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 17,2018, LexisNexis #0218-115

Collins, In re--Pryor v. Collins

Ruling: 
Trust corpus constituted property of the debtor's estate as debtor already held a legal titlebecause of the grantor's spouse's death. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 08,2018, LexisNexis #0218-077

Addison, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion to dismiss debtor's case was denied where debtor's means test calculationshowed that there was no presumption of abuse. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 11,2018, LexisNexis #0218-085

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