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Madoff, In re--Sec. Investor Prot. Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Sec. LLC

Ruling: 
Court sustained trustee's determination of the claims at zero as the claimant waived anyobjection to the treatment of "PW" transactions in the LLC's accounts as cash withdrawals.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 27,2018, LexisNexis #0918-007

Al-Akwaa, In re--Al-Hamdani v. Al-Akwaa

Ruling: 
Motion seeking a declaration that the dowry is nondischargeable was denied where dowrywas contracted as part of a post-nuptial agreement made in contemplation of separation.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 30,2018, LexisNexis #0718-018

Bronx Miracle Gospel Tabernacle Word of Faith Ministries, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion to dismiss debtor's case was granted where debtor's monthly operating reports show that debtor had sustained additional losses since it declared bankruptcy. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 23,2018, LexisNexis #0618-110

Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Secs. LLC, In re--Picard v. Magnify Inc.

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss was denied where defendants received transfers from debtor with acualknowledge that debtor was not trading securities and in bad faith. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 13,2018, LexisNexis #0518-078

Watkins, In re

Ruling: 
Automatic stay was lifted as to the creditor's duly perfected security interest in debtor'svehicle as there was evidence that he lacked adequate protection. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 09,2018, LexisNexis #0218-063

Gawker Media LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Court's sale order did not bar plaintiffs from prosecuting post-sale claims. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2017, LexisNexis #0118-065

Sec. Investor Prot. Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Sec. LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee allowed to recover value of transfers to defendants as they were the initial transferees of the amount in question and not mere conduits. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2017, LexisNexis #0118-049

Placeres, In re--Borges v. Placeres

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge denied after omitting his own legal malpractice claim against the attorney who represented him from his schedules. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2017, LexisNexis #0118-053

SunEdison, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court could not approve broad third-party release as it could not bind the non-voting releasors in its present form. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 08,2017, LexisNexis #1217-047

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

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion to compel discovery was granted in part as the documents at issue were relevant to luquidating trustee's adversary proceeding to avoid and recover fictitious profits. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 17,2017, LexisNexis #1117-117

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