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Pinnick, In re--Pinnick v. No Respondent

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss Chapter 7 case denied as debtor's mistaken belief that her home would beprotected in bankruptcy was not by itself a reason to dismiss given the relatively small claimsof four general unsecured creditors. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 08,2019, LexisNexis #0419-063

Heiser, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was allowed to treat creditor's installment land contract as a residential mortgage thatcan be cured during the plan's five-year term. (Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 24,2019, LexisNexis #0419-021

Dille Family Trust, In re--Murphy v. Bernstein

Ruling: 
Trust debtor was ineligible for bankruptcy relief as its primary purpose was to protect andpreserve the res for family beneficiaries and not for transacting business for a profit. (Bankr.W.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 20,2019, LexisNexis #0419-002

Marinari, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to reconsider or vacate the dismissal of debtor's chapter 13 case was denied wherecourt concluded that debtors have an absolute right to dismissal because, even if there wasnew evidence, it would not have affected the legal conclusion. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 15,2019, LexisNexis #0319-090

Antunes, In re

Ruling: 
Revised sale motion granted due to lack of interested purchasers for the debtor's property after18 months of marketing. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 19,2019, LexisNexis #0319-078

Wilton Armetale, Inc., In re--Wilton Armetale, Inc. v. Gordon Bros. Commer. & Indus., LLC

Ruling: 
Adversary proceeding dismissed where Chapter 7 trustee abandoned estate's claims againstcreditor. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 11,2019, LexisNexis #0519-040

O'Reilly, In re--Beveridge v. Vidunas

Ruling: 
Post-confirmation modification denied for lack of unanticipated change in circumstances.(Bankr. S.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 18,2019, LexisNexis #0519-047

Island View Crossing II, L.P., In re--O'Halloran v. Prudential Savings Bank

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court lacked jurisdiction over lender liability claims as the resolution of the claims would have no effect in the bankruptcy case. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2019, LexisNexis #0419-094

Piazza, In re--Elliott v. Piazza

Ruling: 
Nondischargeability claim dismissed as the creditor failed to plead the who, what, and when of the creditor's fraud allegation. (Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2019, LexisNexis #0419-084

Jager, In re--InFirst Bank v. Jager

Ruling: 
Bank was entitled to relief from stay as the debtors had not demonstrated that they couldpropose and confirm a plan that was feasible. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2019, LexisNexis #0319-059

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