Pennsylvania

Mazik, In re

Ruling: 
Court exercised its discretionary authority to enlarge the time for the claimant to file a proof of claim as debtor failed to include the claimant on the list of creditors. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 29,2018, LexisNexis #0119-057

Waldorf, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's objections to claim overruled as legal fees at issue constituted a domestic support obligation entitled to priority treatment. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 15,2018, LexisNexis #1118-069

Clark, In re--Vara v. Clark

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor was ineligible to have his debts discharged as he made errors and omissions in his bankruptcy schedules and statement of financial affairs within two years of the date he declared bankruptcy. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-081

Palmiter, In re--Gallo v. Palmiter

Ruling: 
Court granted motion to dismiss complaint where creditor failed to state a plausible claim for nondischargeability as the complaint did not plead any of the four required elements for the existence of an express trust. (Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 26,2018, LexisNexis #1118-041

Pinnacle Land Grp., LLC, In re--Wilmington Trust, N.A. v. Pinnacle Land Grp., LLC

Ruling: 
Court dismissed debtor's chapter 11 case as it did not serve a genuine reorganizational purpose. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2018, LexisNexis #1018-109

Catalan, In re--Vision West, Inc. v. Catalan

Ruling: 
Sanctions imposed on debtor for discovery abuses were nondischargeable as he knew of his court-imposed discovery obligations and did not fulfill them. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 11,2018, LexisNexis #1018-102

Melendez, In re--Martin v. Melendez

Ruling: 
Court ruled that the judgment the buyers obtained against the debtor in state court was nondischargeable where the debtor made numerous misrepresentations about the condition of the house in a disclosure statement he signed which induced the buyers to purchase the house. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 27,2018, LexisNexis #1018-043

Hrobuchak, In re--Transcontinental Refrigerated Lines, Inc. v. Hrobuchak

Ruling: 
Unscheduled debt was dischargeable as the creditor had been made aware of the chapter 7 adjudication when he spoke to the debtor's chapter 7 trustee. (Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 30,2018, LexisNexis #0918-047

Topfer, In re--Topfer v. Topfer

Ruling: 
Limited relief from the automatic stay was granted to debtor's wife where court permissivelyabstained from hearing the divorce action and remanded the matter to the state court to allowit to determine matrimonial issues. (Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 25,2018, LexisNexis #0918-027

John P., In re--Customers Bank v. John P.

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss was granted in part as creditor failed to allege in detail debtors’ intent inmaking an allegedly fraudulent statement. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 27,2018, LexisNexis #0918-021

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