Eastern District

Petty, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors did not qualify for relief under chapter 13 as the debtors' unsecured debts exceededthe eligibility limits of 11 U.S.C. § 109(e). (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 24,2018, LexisNexis #0718-001

Whelan, In re--Huddleston v. Whelan

Ruling: 
Court denied motion for relief from judgment as the delay in challenging the entry of the default judgment was not reasonable. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 16,2018, LexisNexis #0318-118

Tex. Pellets, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Administrative expense representing trucking firms' "stand-by time" granted in part as thedebtors were responsible for the delay occurring at some of the facilities. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 19,2017, LexisNexis #0218-013

Vigil, In re--Wellmon v. Vigil

Ruling: 
Debtors were ineligible to have their debts discharged for failure to produce tax returns, banking records, and accounting records for their furniture business which the bankruptcy trustee requested. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 18,2017, LexisNexis #1117-110

Huffman, In re--Moor v. Huffman

Ruling: 
Debts owed by debtor to each creditor was nondischargeable as debtor made intentional falserepresentations in order to induce the creditors to perform services. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 13,2017, LexisNexis #1117-077

James, In re--State Bar v. James

Ruling: 
Debts owed arising from attorneys' fees assessments deemed nondischargeable as theassessments against the debtor were payable to and for the benefit of a governmental unitthat did not constitute compensation for actual pecuniary loss. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 11,2017, LexisNexis #1117-081

Farmer, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' exemption was granted as they properly completed their Schedule C and the trustee failed to establish that the value of their claimed exemptions exceeded the statutory limit. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 27,2017, LexisNexis #0917-046

Veigel, In re--Schwarz v. Nordhaus

Ruling: 
Abstention was warranted where plaintiff was not the debtor and claims were based solelyon state law. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 04,2017, LexisNexis #0717-028

Martin, In re--US Merchants Fin. Grp., Inc v. Martin

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor obtained products from a vendor through false representations. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 07,2017, LexisNexis #0517-047

Osborne, In re--Kokas v. Osborne

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where the indebtedness owed to plaintiff by debtor was based upon the violation of state securities laws and common law fraud in connection with the purchase of a security. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)COLLIER BANKRUPTCY CASE UPDATE11
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 03,2017, LexisNexis #0517-042

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