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Myers, In re--United States Tr. v. Myers

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge denied where he fraudulently and intentionally inflated a lien on hisschedules and his records were insufficient to determine whether there were avoidabletransfers that could have been pursued. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 28,2018, LexisNexis #1118-020

In re Wilson

Ruling: 
Case dismissed for bad faith based on totality of the circumstances. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 30,2016, LexisNexis #1116-030

Harbor Bank of Md. v. Anderson (In re Anderson)

Ruling: 
Bank granted protective order to block its CEO from being deposed in its nondischargeabilityproceeding against debtor. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 21,2016, LexisNexis #0816-073

In re Price

Ruling: 
Case dismissed for bad faith due to filing of inaccurate schedules and omission of significant source of income.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 30,2015, LexisNexis #0415-099

United States v. Sieber (In re Sieber)

United States Trustee brought an adversary proceeding against defendant bankruptcy debtor seeking denial of the debtor's discharge pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 727(a) and alleging that the debtor concealed and transferred assets, failed to produce adequate records, and made false oaths in the bankruptcy case.
Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to concealment and transfer of assets, failure to produce records and false oaths.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 29,2013, LexisNexis #0513-062

LaFarge North Am. Inc. v. Poffenberger (In re Poffenberger)

Plaintiff creditor filed a complaint against defendant debtor, seeking a determination that the debt owed by the debtor to the creditor was nondischargeble under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6), and seeking a denial of the debtor's discharge pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(2), (4), and (7).
Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to transfer of assets of business to debtor's children's' company by which debtor was employed.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 30,2012, LexisNexis #0512-093

In re Information Network

Before the Court was the First and Final Application for Allowance of Fees and Reimbursement of Expenses to Special Counsel for Trustee (the Fee Application) and the objections thereto.
Ruling: 
Attorneys' fees denied to the extent services rendered did not benefit estate.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 21,2011, LexisNexis #0212-039

Fru-Con Construction Corp. v. Araujo (In re Araujo)

Plaintiff judgment creditor filed a complaint objecting to the discharge of defendant debtor under 11 U.S.C.S. § 727(a)(2)(A).
Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to transfer of assets with intent to hinder and delay creditor.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 12,2011, LexisNexis #1011-057

Davis v. TD Bank (In re Davis)

Movant debtors filed a petition under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, and they proposed a plan for repaying their creditors and filed an amended motion seeking an order under 11 U.S.C.S. § 506 which avoided a junior lien respondent bank held on their residence. The bank that held the lien filed an filed an opposition to the debtors' motion and an objection to the debtors' plan.
Ruling: 
Debtors could avoid junior lien despite being ineligible for discharge.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 30,2011, LexisNexis #0411-131

Czech v. Sieber (In re Sieber)

Property owner sued chapter 11 debtor, seeking a determination that a debt, which consisted of a retainer the owner paid to secure a construction contract, was nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(2). The court conducted a trial on the complaint.
Ruling: 
Breach of construction contract was insufficient basis for finding of nondischargeability.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 30,2009, LexisNexis #0609-051

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