Eastern District

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

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

Terrace Hous. Assocs., In re

Ruling: 
Court denied debtor's stay motion as it was time-barred under the doctrine of laches. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 22,2017, LexisNexis #1217-091

Anandani, In re--Wynn Las Vegas, LLC v. Anandani

Ruling: 
Gambling debts deemed dischargeable as the creditors failed to prove that the debtorpurposely inflicted an injury on them or that he actually knew his actions were substantiallycertain to cause them injury. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 11,2017, LexisNexis #1017-076

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

Nat'l Med. Imaging, LLC, In re--Nat'l Med. Imaging, LLC v. U.S. Bank, N.A.

Ruling: 
Court denied defendant's motion to dismiss as it ruled that further hearing was required todetermine if the defendants claim for damages under the Rule had merit. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 30,2017, LexisNexis #0817-030

Price, In re--Price v. Devos

Ruling: 
Debtor's student loan debt deemed dischargeable where failing to discharge the debt would cause the debtor and her dependents undue hardship. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 23,2017, LexisNexis #0717-105

Stone Res., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's counsel's representation of debtor's principal in connection with district courtcontempt proceedings did not implicate a disqualifying conflict even if debtor's counsel wasnot a party to a prior litigation. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 04,2017, LexisNexis #0717-002

Lewis, In re--Eisenberg v. Pa. State Univ.

Ruling: 
Trustee could not recover funds from Pennsylvania State University as the proceeds of the Parent Plus loans were never in the debtor's property, were never in his possession or control, and were never remotely available to pay the creditors. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 07,2017, LexisNexis #0517-055

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