Eastern District

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

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

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

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