Western District

Moschell, In re--Compton v. Moschell

Ruling: 
Creditor's state law conversion claim against a debtor was not entitled to collateral estoppeleffect because the intent requirements of conversion were not identical to the scienterrequirements of § 523 claims. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 09,2020, LexisNexis #1120-83

Zvoch, In re--Zvoch v. Winnecour

Ruling: 
Joint Plan of Reorganization was confirmed as it was feasible and proposed in good faith.(Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 08,2020, LexisNexis #1020-070

Zimmer, In re--United States v. Morris

Ruling: 
Trial subpoena served by creditors of debtor to the IRS was quashed because the testimonysought from the Commissioner of the IRS was wholly irrelevant with respect to the creditors'objection to the IRS claim. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 08,2020, LexisNexis #1020-074

Roebuck, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not eligible to amend Chapter 13 plan to provide for a term beyond five years asthe plan had not been confirmed before the date of enactment of the CARES Act. (Bankr. W.D.Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 03,2020, LexisNexis #1020-045

Rubash, In re--Rubash v. United States, Dep't of Educ.

Ruling: 
Debtor's student loan was nondischargeable where there was no evidence that debtor wascurrently unable to maintain a minimal standard of living. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 19,2020, LexisNexis #0720-016

Jones, In re--Patak v. Jones

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge denied as debtor transferred his home to himself and his wife as tenantsby the entirety within one year of the petition date. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 01,2020, LexisNexis #0520-067

Cenk, In re--Cenk v. Cenk

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to dismiss his Chapter 13 case granted due to inability to fund plan. (Bankr.W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 26,2020, LexisNexis #0420-022

Harms, In re--United States Tr. v. Harms

Ruling: 
Debtors' motion to reconsider dismissal denied as their belated attempt to supplement therecord lacked merit and signaled bad faith. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 29,2020, LexisNexis #0320-038

Unique Ventures Group, In re

Ruling: 
Franchise, contract, and intellectual property rights acquired by debtor from bankrupt entitywere property of debtor’s estate. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 22,2020, LexisNexis #0220-088

Cyrilla, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to convert case to Chapter 13 denied as debtor was ineligible for relief on the day hefiled his Chapter 11 petition. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 07,2020, LexisNexis #0220-026

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