Eastern District

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

Traversa, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied debtor's motion to reopen case where debtor failed to allege any injury for willful violations. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 05,2018, LexisNexis #0718-032

Rotondo Weirich Enters., In re--Rotondo Weirich Enters. v. Sundt/Layton

Ruling: 
Debtor's claims for recovery against the sureties on a public works bond were not subject to mandatory arbitration and would not be stayed for arbitration. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 16,2018, LexisNexis #0518-101

Woods, In re--Woods v. Woods

Ruling: 
$31,500 of the $54,500 owed by debtor to his former wife was declared nondischargeable as itwas a domestic support obligation while the remainding debt was dischargeable as it is in thenature of a property settlement. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 25,2018, LexisNexis #0318-011

Woods, In re--Woods v. Woods

Ruling: 
$31,500 of the $54,500 owed by debtor to his former wife was declared nondischargeable as itwas a domestic support obligation while the remainding debt was dischargeable as it is in thenature of a property settlement. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 25,2018, LexisNexis #0318-011

Miller, In re

Ruling: 
Court scheduled a hearing to consider reaffirmation agreement certification as there was noindication that debtor had sufficient income. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 18,2017, LexisNexis #0218-075

Rivera, In re--Lynch v. Rivera

Ruling: 
District court did not have jurisdiction over plaintiff's case as he failed to file an appeal for the court order denying his in forma pauperis petition within the prescribed time. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 08,2017, LexisNexis #0118-060

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