Eastern District

Badolato, In re

Ruling: 
Judgment lien was totally avoided as and impairing the debtor's exemption in the subjectproperty. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 25,2022, LexisNexis #0922-033

Silvera, In re

Ruling: 
Voluntary dismissal granted due to potential harm to the debtor as a result of counsel'sfailure to disclose debtor's ownership of a residence. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 14,2022, LexisNexis #0922-013

Lewisberry Partners, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
There is no federal bankruptcy right to modify a creditor's contractual right to collect defaultinterest otherwise collectible under the parties' loan contract. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 01,2022, LexisNexis #0822-070

Ames, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor did not file Chapter 13 bankruptcy case in good faith as debtor's most substantial debtarose from conduct that was in the nature of a misappropriation. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 17,2022, LexisNexis #0822-046

Picard, In re

Ruling: 
Civil judgment entered against debtor in connection with his attack on the creditor was foundto be dischargeable as debtor was experiencing a psychotic episode at the time of the attack.(Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 10,2022, LexisNexis #0822-009

Delaware Valley Lift Truck Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor’s counsel sanctioned for orchestrating the filing of the bankruptcy petition for animproper purpose and to disrupt district court litigation. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2022, LexisNexis #0722-051

Farber, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's claim of exemption as to retirement funds was disallowed. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 26,2022, LexisNexis #0622-082

Bernhard, In re--Bernhard v. Kull

Ruling: 
Creditors and their attorneys' responses did not warrant the imposition of Rule 9011 sanctionsas they did not impede the debtor's ability to create the factual record he needed to support hisclaim. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 21,2022, LexisNexis #0522-075

Beyha, In re

Ruling: 
The 180-day deadline for seeking revocation of an order of confirmation applied even if fraudwas discovered after the expiration of the deadline. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2022, LexisNexis #0522-022

Sherman, In re

Ruling: 
Court held that funds undistributed upon post-confirmation dismissal of a Chapter 13 casepresumptively should be returned to the person in whom the property previously was vested.(Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2022, LexisNexis #0422-077

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