Eastern District

Lee, In re--Chow v. Lee

Ruling: 
Tax refund was not property of the bankruptcy estate as the sole source of income attributableto the 2018 Tax Refund was derived from the employment of the non-debtor spouse. (Bankr.E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2021, LexisNexis #0222-033

Balistreri-Amrhein, In re--Am. Tech., Inc. v. Balistreri-Amrhein

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where creditor failed to sustain its burden of proof that any portion ofthe indebtedness arose from the infliction of a willful and malicious injury. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 15,2021, LexisNexis #0122-040

Alhuneidi, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor's expedited motion to dismiss an adversary proceeding as untimely wasgranted. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 28,2021, LexisNexis #1221-071

Hamza-Haris, In re--Poddar v. Hamza-Haris

Ruling: 
Creditor failed to prove nondischargeability as he failed to prove that the debtors had anintent to deceive him by promising to perform repairs on the subject vehicle. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2021, LexisNexis #1121-033

Carbonyx, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Joint plan was proposed in good faith and met all necessary elements by a preponderance ofthe evidence. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 11,2021, LexisNexis #1021-015

Eady, In re--Eady v. United States

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor was not entitled to discharge his student loans as he did not meet theWilliams or Brunner tests. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 26,2021, LexisNexis #0921-039

Keese, In re--Barbknecht Firm, P.C. v. Keese

Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to debtor's acquisition and appropriation of a tax refund with an intentto hinder, delay, or defraud a creditor. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2021, LexisNexis #0421-070

Epperson, In re--Epperson v. Educ. Credit Mgmt. Corp.

Ruling: 
Student loan remained nondischargeable as debtor failed to demonstrate compliance with theestablished legal requirement to apply his or her income to the repayment of a student loanbefore the loan could be discharged. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 24,2021, LexisNexis #0421-010

Jamieson, In re--Parkin v. Jamieson

Ruling: 
Debt was not dischargeable as creditors failed to prove that debt evidenced by defaultjudgment was obtained by actual fraud. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2021, LexisNexis #0321-057

Opoku, In re--Swift Fin., LLC v. Opoku

Ruling: 
Creditor failed to prove by a preponderance of evidence that asserted debt owed by debtorarose from the infliction of a willful and malicious injury as debtor took no action thatcreated an objective substantial certainty of harm to creditor. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 02,2020, LexisNexis #0121-032

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