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Boltz-Rubinstein, In re

Ruling: 
Bank violated the automatic stay when it engaged in debt collection efforts against the debtoras it failed to show that it was acting as servicer for the actual holder of the mortgage. (Bankr.E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2019, LexisNexis #0319-060

Thorpe, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's contested matter was dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction because itinvolved a post-confirmation mortgage servicing dispute filed years after confirmation of thedebtor's Chapter 12 plan. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 17,2019, LexisNexis #0219-068

Dietrich, In re--Lehigh Valley Hosp. v. Dietrich

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable as debtor acted wrongfully and maliciously when he spent the insurance proceeds he received for his hospital bills. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2018, LexisNexis #0119-094

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

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

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

Marchese, In re--Seitz v. McCauley

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy trustee may avail of the discovery rule in connection with an action that becomes part of the bankruptcy estate. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 16,2018, LexisNexis #0818-104

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