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Demeza, In re--Hackerman v. Demeza

Ruling: 
Creditor failed to plead a plausible claim under § 523 (a)(4) for nondischargeability as the course of dealing between the creditor and debtor only created an ordinary contractual relationship. (Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 28,2017, LexisNexis #0917-047

In re Merovich

Ruling: 
Debtor’s counsel entitled to post-dismissal payment of fees prior to disbursement to debtor’spersonal representative. (Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2016, LexisNexis #1116-062

Symonies v. Sobol (In re Sobol)

Ruling: 
Creditor's nondischargeability proceeding dismissed due to failure to make necessary allegations.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2016, LexisNexis #0316-018

Johnnies Rest. & Hotel Serv. v. Witmer (In re Witmer)

Ruling: 
Single page escrow agreement was not a representation of debtor's financial condition that could serve as a basis for nondischargeable debt.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 20,2015, LexisNexis #1215-049

Regency Fin. Co. v. Trichilo (In re Trichilo)

Ruling: 
Debtor did not waive timeliness objection to nondischargeability proceeding where issue was first raised within 31 days of filing of creditor's complaint.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 16,2015, LexisNexis #1215-103

Woods Law Offices LLC v. Chang (In re Chang)

Ruling: 
Proceeding for denial of chapter 13 discharge dismissed as improperly brought under §727.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 16,2015, LexisNexis #1115-063

Ellmann v. Baker (In re Baker)

Ruling: 
Debtor's claimed exemptions, filed years after close of case when trustee reopened to pursue undisclosed cause of action, could not be disallowed for bad faith and trustee's objection was waived.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 02,2015, LexisNexis #0715-119

Mauz v. Link (In re Mauz)

Ruling: 
State court judgment for intentional infliction of emotional distress was nondischargeable.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 30,2015, LexisNexis #0715-086

Popple v. Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski P.C. (In re Popple)

Ruling: 
Discovery sought by debtor's former attorneys from non-debtor co-defendants did not violate stay.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 19,2015, LexisNexis #0715-041

Stambaugh v. Stambaugh (In re Stambaugh)

Ruling: 
Proceeding for exception from discharge under § 523(a)(3) dismissed for failure to state a claim where creditor had not stated a plausible claim under § 523(a)(2), (4), or (6).
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 14,2015, LexisNexis #0615-053

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