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In re Bendezu

Ruling: 
Late filed proof of claim disallowed where creditor found out about debtor’s bankruptcy 45 days prior to bar date.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 17,2016, LexisNexis #0716-042

In re Hoffmann

Ruling: 
Debtor could not modify first mortgage on primary residence that included a guesthouse also used as part of the residence.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 23,2016, LexisNexis #0616-102

Kartzman v. Peachtree Special Risk Brokers (In re John A. Rocco Co.)

Ruling: 
Commissions received by a wholesale insurance broker were avoidable preferences.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2016, LexisNexis #0616-056

Pulsifer v. U.S. Bank N.A. (In re Pulsifer)

Ruling: 
Debtor's could not have dismissal of adversary proceeding vacated to request finding of facts and conclusions of for appeal.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 02,2015, LexisNexis #1115-136

Sywilok v. IRS (In re Gianninoto)

Ruling: 
Trustee could avoid mortgage by virtue of status as bona fide purchaser.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 16,2015, LexisNexis #1115-057

In re Robert

After bankruptcy debtors' chapter 13 plan was confirmed, the debtors suffered a substantial reduction in income and sought to modify their plan under 11 U.S.C. § 1329 to reduce their payments to unsecured creditors. The bankruptcy trustee objected to the proposed modification of the plan.
Ruling: 
Debtors could modify chapter 13 plan due to substantial reduction in income.
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