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Gifford, In re--N.J., Dep't of Labor & Workforce Div. of Unemployment & Disability Ins. v. Gifford

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable as debtor made misrepresentations to the creditor when she certified her eligibility for unemployment benefits and failed to properly and adequately disclose her part-time wages from a bank. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 19,2018, LexisNexis #1118-043

Suh, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to disallow claim denied where the city held a pre-petition claim and debtor'sequitable grounds were without merit as there was no stay violation and no basis for estoppel.(Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 26,2018, LexisNexis #1118-027

Sevastakis, In re--Coluccio v. Sevastakis

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor knowingly misrepresented his qualifications andobligations under the contract with the intent to deceive the township and plaintiffs. (Bankr.D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 26,2018, LexisNexis #1118-013

Melincavage, In re

Ruling: 
Relief from stay granted as creditor was not adequately protected because debtor failed to provide the creditor with proof of proper insurance on the vehicle. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 20,2018, LexisNexis #0818-095

GGI Props., LLC, In re--GGI Props., LLC v. City of Millville

Ruling: 
Transfer could be avoided as it was determined fraudulent where there had been transfer of property to a municipality within 2 years before the date of the filing of the petition, which debtor did not receive reasonably equivalent value, and at the time of the transfer, debtor was or became insolvent. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 06,2018, LexisNexis #0718-048

Kayati, In re

Ruling: 
Recusal motion was denied where debtor failed to raise any factual allegations indicating anybias or perceived bias. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 05,2018, LexisNexis #0418-026

Manley Toys Ltd., In re

Ruling: 
Court denied creditor's request for stay relief as to allow such would risk violating theequality of distribution of the assets of the debtor as to the other creditors of equal rank.(Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 23,2018, LexisNexis #0418-005

Manley Toys Ltd., In re

Ruling: 
Court granted liquidators' motion to recognize the Hong Kong proceeding as a foreign main proceeding as liquidation was commenced in Hong Kong rather than the United States. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2018, LexisNexis #0318-115

Chung-Hwan Kim, In re--Dunlop v. Chung-Hwan Kim

Ruling: 
Plaintiff's state court judgment against debtor deemed nondischargeable as debtor mademisrepresentations which induced them to enter into a contract and obtained progresspayments by misrepresenting his progress under the contract. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 31,2018, LexisNexis #0318-043

G-I Holdings, Inc.,In re

Ruling: 
Permissive abstention was appropriate in an injunction motion as the debtor had raised theissue as a defense in state court. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 26,2018, LexisNexis #0318-027

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