4th Circuit

Circuit City Stores, In re

Ruling: 
Amendment to 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a)(6) was unconstitutional as applied to the debtor's case dueto its lack of uniformity with respect to pending chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 01,2018, LexisNexis #0919-047

Mammen, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to reopen bankruptcy case was granted as § 522(f)(2)(C) did not bar the avoidance of abank's foreclosure deficiency judgment. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 28,2019, LexisNexis #0919-008

Richmond, In re

Ruling: 
Dismissal of a Chapter 13 case was affirmed where there was no clear error in finding thatdebtor filed his petition in bad faith. (7th Cir.)
Court: ( ) [ Bankruptcy Court ]
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 20,2019, LexisNexis #0819-086

Thomas, In re

Ruling: 
Debts owed to former spouse pursuant to separation agreement were not nondischargeabledebts as there was no indemnification or hold harmless provision in agreement. (Bankr.E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 28,2019, LexisNexis #0819-088

Young, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where creditor failed to prove that debtor engaged in willful ormalicious conduct. (Bankr. W.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 17,2019, LexisNexis #0819-061

Anderson, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to compel trustee to abandon his interest in debtor's residence was granted astrustee's proposed sale of the property would not benefit unsecured creditors. (Bankr. W.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 10,2019, LexisNexis #0819-066

Love, In re

Ruling: 
Personal injury claim acquired by debtor wife after the Chapter 13 petition date but prior tothe date debtors' case was converted to Chapter 7 was not property of debtors' bankruptcyestate. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 10,2019, LexisNexis #0819-053

Anr, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor did not have standing to be heard on a motion for sanctions against consultant absenta pecuniary interest that would be directly affected by the relief sought in the motion. (Bankr.E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 17,2019, LexisNexis #0819-044

Robert L. Dawson Farms, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss claim denied where borrower held no cause of action under § 547(b) againstlender to which debtor could succeed as the surviving entity to the merger. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2019, LexisNexis #0819-012

Mangrum, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where debtor's state law violation did not establish nondischargeabledefalcation under § 523(a)(4). (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 14,2019, LexisNexis #0719-088

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