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In re Byrne

Ruling: 
Debtor not entitled to claim exemptions in life insurance and pension plan proceeds that were subject to state probate process.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 13,2015, LexisNexis #1215-086

In re Wrobel

Ruling: 
Plan in case filed in part to address debt owed to debtor's divorce lawyers could be confirmed.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 23,2015, LexisNexis #0815-101

Dots LLC v. Capstone Media (In re Dots LLC)

Ruling: 
Prepayments for work performed by creditor were not on account of antecedent debt and not avoidable preferential transfers.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 16,2015, LexisNexis #0815-057

IDEA Boardwalk LLC v. Revel Entmt Grp. (In re Revel AC Inc.)

Ruling: 
Tenants holding true leases retained lease rights despite sale of debtor landlord's assets.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 24,2015, LexisNexis #0715-118

In re Wrobel

Ruling: 
Confirmation denied for bad faith due to debtor's prepetition conversion of nonexempt property to nonexempt in order to avoid making sufficient payments to former divorce counsel.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 12,2015, LexisNexis #0315-062

Ring v. First Niagra Bank (In re Sterling United Inc.)

Ruling: 
Convoluted collateral description in series of UCC filings was not "seriously misleading" with respect to trustee and was not grounds for avoidance.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 03,2014, LexisNexis #1014-129

Marzullo v. Rubin

Ruling: 
Landlord's locking debtor out of premises on last day of lease violated stay but entitled debtor to only nominal damages.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 05,2014, LexisNexis #0914-007

In re Law Firm of Frank R. Bayger P.C.

Ruling: 
Objections to trustee's final report and request for discharge are limited to the issue of whether the estate has been fully administered.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 16,2014, LexisNexis #0814-069

In re Law Firm of Frank R. Bayger PC

Ruling: 
Recusal of bankruptcy judge based on alleged bias denied.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 25,2014, LexisNexis #0714-136

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