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Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., In re--Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Elevation Midstream, LLC

Ruling: 
Transportation services agreements with defendant did not contain covenants running withthe land and were subject to rejection. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 14,2020, LexisNexis #1120-81

Energy Future Holdings Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Motions to allow late-filed proofs of claims were denied as publication notice of the bar datewas adequate for the movants who were unknown creditors of the debtors. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 27,2020, LexisNexis #1020-049

Art Van Furniture, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Counsel's retention application was granted as there was no evidence of either an actual conflict or a potential conflict that would require the disqualification of counsel's application. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 21,2020, LexisNexis #0820-077

MTE Holdings, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Administrative expense claim by landowner who leased mineral rights to debtor deniedabsent proof of specific acts of negligence or that more of the land was used by the debtorthan was reasonably necessary. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 08,2020, LexisNexis #0720-057

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

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