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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

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

Young, In re--Hampton v. Young

Ruling: 
Claims against debtor were dischargeable as creditor failed to demonstrate that debtor intended to defraud the creditor by not disclosing the transfers or receipt of refund on his schedules. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 20,2017, LexisNexis #1217-115

Kamps, In re--Harris v. Kamps

Ruling: 
Court concluded that only the $15,000 award of compensatory damages for plaintiff'sintentional infliction of emotional distress claim constitute willful and malicious injuries andare therefore nondischargeable. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 31,2017, LexisNexis #1017-013

Sheppard v. United States Bank Nat'l Ass'n

Ruling: 
Debtor lacked standing to pursue claims against defendants as debtor's claims existed before the petition date and thus, claims were property of the estate and trustee had the exclusive standing to prosecute them. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 04,2017, LexisNexis #0517-031

Fulton, N.A. v. Robbins (In re Robbins)

Ruling: 
Defendant's nondischargeability claim against debtor dismissed for failure to prove thatdebtor had the intent to decieve. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 21,2016, LexisNexis #0117-107

Miller v. Citibank, N.A. (In re Miller)

Ruling: 
Partially secured mortgage on debtor’s primary residence could not be voided. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 13,2016, LexisNexis #1116-058

In re Iredia

Ruling: 
Case dismissed with prejudice and two-year refiling bar as debtor’s efforts to conceal andmisrepresent assets amounted to bad faith. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2016, LexisNexis #1016-060

In re Rosenblum

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court could confer derivative standing on creditors to pursue fraudulent transferproceeding in state court on behalf of the estate. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 29,2016, LexisNexis #1016-037

In re Pittman

Ruling: 
Plan treating tax sale purchaser's right to payment of redemption amount as secured claim could be confirmed.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 06,2016, LexisNexis #0616-030

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