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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

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

Pucci v. Pucci

Ruling: 
Plaintiff's nondishargeability claim against debtor who did remodeling work on their home dismissed as there was no allegation of an unlawful taking of the plaintiff's money. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 08,2017, LexisNexis #0417-044

Covenant Partners, L.P., In re--Seitz v. Fretz

Ruling: 
Defendant's motion for summary judgment was denied as their claims were interposedprematurely and did not satisfy the applicable evidentiary standard for the summarydisposition they sought. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 02,2017, LexisNexis #0417-024

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

In re Ashby-Bacon

Ruling: 
Objection to proof of claim overruled for debtor's failure to present copy of pre-petitionjudgment. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2016, LexisNexis #0117-043

Zubras v. Miller (In re Miller)

Ruling: 
Debtor's previous discharge revoked and chapter 7 discharge denied for a finding of bad faith.(Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 08,2016, LexisNexis #0117-053

Heckman v. Reading Area Water Auth. (In re Heckman)

Ruling: 
Creditor did not violate stay which did not take effect in debtor’s fourth case until imposed bycourt order. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2016, LexisNexis #0117-006

In re Kyung Tae Ko

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtor’s counsel’s application for compensation granted in part and denied in part.(Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 28,2016, LexisNexis #1216-092

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