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FBI Wind Down, Inc., In re--FBI Wind Down, Inc. Liquidating Trust v. Careers USA, Inc.

Ruling: 
Defendant's motion for summary judgment denied where factual issues remained as towhether certain transfers were for or on account of antecedent debt. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 17,2020, LexisNexis #0620-040

Affirmative Ins. Holdings, In re

Ruling: 
IRS claim for pre-petition straddle year taxes was not entitled to administrative expensesstatus. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 15,2019, LexisNexis #1219-032

Money Ctrs. of Am., Inc., In re--Vara v. Wolfington

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge denied where his omission of ownership interests in two web addressesevidenced an intent to delay, defraud, or hinder creditors. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 02,2019, LexisNexis #0919-013

Paragon Offshore Plc v. Noble Corp. Plc

Ruling: 
Unjust enrichment claims were non-core proceedings as they did not invoke a substantiveright under title 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 11,2019, LexisNexis #0419-066

Maxus Energy Corp. v. YPF S.A.

Ruling: 
Court denied motion for mandatory abstention with respect to claims for unjust enrichment,alter ego, and civil conspiracy as they arose under the same events as the trustee's fraudulenttransfer claims. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2019, LexisNexis #0419-023

LTC Holdings, Inc., In re--Giuliano v. Ins. Co. of the State of Pa.

Ruling: 
Court denied summary judgment on trustee's claim seeking to recover contract payments fromnon-bonded projects as there was a genuine dispute of material fact as to whether reasonablyequivalent value or consideration was received for the transfers. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 04,2019, LexisNexis #0319-041

Energy Future Holdings Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not entitled to an administrative expense claim as it was barred by the unambiguous, plain language of the merger agreement. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 01,2018, LexisNexis #0918-041

La Paloma Generating, Co., In re

Ruling: 
Tax dispute was dismissed because of California State Board of Equalization's immunityfrom suit in federal court as established by the Eleventh Amendment. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 25,2018, LexisNexis #0918-008

Pennysaver USA Publ'g, LLC, In re--Beskrone v. OpenGate Capital Grp.

Ruling: 
Court denied the constructive fraudulent transfer claim in part as trustee has met the pleadingrequirements and has given the defendants fair notice and trustee has alleged sufficientlyboth state and federal actual transfer claims. (Bankr. D. Del)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 11,2018, LexisNexis #0818-076

Pennysaver USA Publ'g, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court has proper subject-matter jurisdiction over chapter 7 trustee's attempt to recover disputed prepetition accounts receivable as part of a chapter 7 liquidation. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 02,2018, LexisNexis #0818-057

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