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Young Elec. Contrs., In re

Ruling: 
Court found that involuntary petition was filed in bad faith as the petitioning creditors didnot conduct a reasonable inquiry into the relevant facts. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 15,2019, LexisNexis #0719-076

Matthews, In re

Ruling: 
Claims were not nondischargeable as there was no evidence of debtor's misrepresentation.(Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 30,2019, LexisNexis #0719-034

In re Sanchez v. Clifford (In re Clifford)

Ruling: 
Debt was not nondischargeable where debtor did not intend to harm creditor and his actionswere not calculated to scare or intimidate her. (Bankr. D. Md.)HOLDINGS [1]-Debtor breached a "no contact" agreement that obligated him to refrain from harassingcreditor by procuring others to photograph her at restaurants, but his filing of a report with MarylandChild Protective Services and funding the children's father's custody battle was not harassment, as itappeared to be motivated by genuine concern for the children's wellbeing; [2]-Creditor was entitled tonominal damages for breach of contract as well as, under the agreement, attorney's fees incurred toenforce a provision thereof; [3]-Court found in favor of debtor on creditor's IIED claim, as the evidencedid not show that he caused, or intended to cause, her severe distress; [4]-Claim for non-dischargeabilityunder 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6) was denied, as the evidence did not show that debtor intended to harmcreditor, and his actions were not calculated to scare or intimidate her.In re Sanchez v. Clifford (In re Clifford), 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 1261 (Bankr. D. Md. April 22, 2019) (Simpson, B.J.).
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 22,2019, LexisNexis #0719-014

Spearman, In re

Ruling: 
Court ordered that trial be reconvened to call debtor's attorney to the stand to testify as to whyfinancial information provided by debtor was not included in her original and amendedstatement of affairs. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2019, LexisNexis #0519-091

Reid, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied debtors' motion to convert as debtors were ineligible to be chapter 13 debtors asthey were over the unsecured debt limits and merely sought to delay the inevitable at theexpense of their creditors. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 26,2019, LexisNexis #0419-040

Wong, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's failure to list the accounts receivable on his bankruptcy schedule was not a false oathas creditor failed to prove that debtor personally owned these accounts. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 08,2019, LexisNexis #0519-041

Redox Power Sys., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 plan confirmed as the debtor submitted a 12-month projection that showed itwould be able to service its obligations and remain viable. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2019, LexisNexis #0519-021

Simmons, In re

Ruling: 
Fee requested by debtor's attorney allowed as administrative expense where case wasconverted before the confirmation of a plan. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2019, LexisNexis #0519-003

Browne, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection sustained as debtor's interest immediately before the commencement ofthe case was not exempt from process by the IRS to the extent of a tax claim. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0119-071

Javed, In re

Ruling: 
Court granted general unsecured creditor an allowed administrative expense as its actions early in the case provided substantial benefit to debtor's estate. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 10,2017, LexisNexis #1118-067

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