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Berger, In re--Berger v. Pennsylvania

Ruling: 
Creditor taxing authority did not have sovereign immunity in debtors’ proceeding to removetax liens. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 29,2019, LexisNexis #0619-078

Fraser, In re--Fraser v. CitiMortgage, Inc.

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss was granted where debtor did not meet his burden of showing adequatecause for reconsideration. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 26,2019, LexisNexis #0619-086

Pinnick, In re--Pinnick v. No Respondent

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss Chapter 7 case denied as debtor's mistaken belief that her home would beprotected in bankruptcy was not by itself a reason to dismiss given the relatively small claimsof four general unsecured creditors. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 08,2019, LexisNexis #0419-063

Dille Family Trust, In re--Murphy v. Bernstein

Ruling: 
Trust debtor was ineligible for bankruptcy relief as its primary purpose was to protect andpreserve the res for family beneficiaries and not for transacting business for a profit. (Bankr.W.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 20,2019, LexisNexis #0419-002

O'Reilly, In re--Beveridge v. Vidunas

Ruling: 
Post-confirmation modification denied for lack of unanticipated change in circumstances.(Bankr. S.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 18,2019, LexisNexis #0519-047

Jager, In re--InFirst Bank v. Jager

Ruling: 
Bank was entitled to relief from stay as the debtors had not demonstrated that they couldpropose and confirm a plan that was feasible. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2019, LexisNexis #0319-059

Milton, In re--Lepre v. Milton

Ruling: 
Relief sought in the creditor's amended complaint for denial of discharge was denied wherehe failed to show that debtor knew that her statements on schedules and statement of financialaffairs were false. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 04,2019, LexisNexis #0319-043

Sheasley, In re--Sheasley v. Jenereski

Ruling: 
Debtor's motions to enforce the automatic stay against criminal cases denied as he did not show that prosecutor was pursuing criminal actions in bad faith or for purposes of harassment. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 18,2018, LexisNexis #0119-088

Pinnacle Land Grp., LLC, In re--Wilmington Trust, N.A. v. Pinnacle Land Grp., LLC

Ruling: 
Court dismissed debtor's chapter 11 case as it did not serve a genuine reorganizational purpose. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2018, LexisNexis #1018-109

Dille Family Trust, In re

Ruling: 
Court ruled it was appropriate to appoint a chapter 11 trustee given the items of cause thecourt listed and the acrimony and pervasive litigation that has consumed the case. (Bankr. W.D.Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 25,2018, LexisNexis #0918-023

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