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In re AMR Corp.

Ruling: 
Shareholder not allowed administrative expense claim based on substantial contribution absent benefit to the estate.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 05,2014, LexisNexis #0814-119

In re Metro Affiliates Inc.

Ruling: 
Debtor's objection to severance claim overruled.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 31,2014, LexisNexis #0814-106

In re Arcapita Bank

Ruling: 
Rights under agreement to purchase shares in debtors' wholly owned indirect subsidiary were not basis for a proof of claim.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2014, LexisNexis #0614-036

In re Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd.

Ruling: 
Restructuring support agreement was a prepackaged plan which could be assumed as authorized by the Bankruptcy Code and as a valid exercise of debtor's business judgment.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 16,2014, LexisNexis #0614-084

In re Sterling

Ruling: 
Relief from stay to foreclose granted but in rem relief denied absent scheme to hinder, delay or defraud.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 22,2013, LexisNexis #0116-076

Fjord v. AMR Corp. (In re AMR Corp.)

Ruling: 
Settlement of Department of Justice's antitrust action against debtor airline over proposed merger approved after denial of temporary restraining order.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 27,2013, LexisNexis #1213-104

In re Lin

Ruling: 
Case dismissed for bad faith due to debtor's dishonesty in avoiding IRS debt and because case involved a two-party dispute.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 18,2013, LexisNexis #1113-099

In re AMR Corp.

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 plan could pay professional fees of member of unsecured creditors' committee but not severance to debtor airline's outgoing CEO.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 13,2013, LexisNexis #1013-007

In re Garris

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court could not compel trustee to pay legal fees directly to debtors' attorneys pursuant to "assignment of rights" signed by debtor.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 05,2013, LexisNexis #0913-134

Davis v. R.A. Brooks Trucking Co. (In re Quebeqcor World (USA) Inc.)

The litigation trustee for chapter 11 debtors' jointly administered estate brought an adversary complaint to avoid and recover ten alleged preferential transfers totaling $117,370 made during the 90 day period before the debtors filed its chapter 11 case, plus prejudgment interest of $15,191.09, from defendant creditor. The trustee moved for summary judgment, and creditor opposed the motion.
Ruling: 
Preference period invoice payments not made in accordance with contract terms were not made in the ordinary course of business and were avoidable.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 23,2013, LexisNexis #0513-057

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