6th Circuit

Dougherty-Kelsay, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not err in awarding debtor attorney fees as actual damages. (B.A.P. 6thCir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 21,2022, LexisNexis #0522-030

Juntoff, In re--IRS v. Juntoff

Ruling: 
Court erred in finding that the shared responsibility payment for failing to obtain healthinsurance was not a tax measured by income as the SRP was calculated as a percentage ofhousehold income. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 21,2022, LexisNexis #0522-035

Hill, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's case was dismissed as his certificate of credit counseling was insufficient as he didnot file a certificate or a motion to approve his certification of exigent circumstances. (Bankr.E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 09,2022, LexisNexis #0522-026

Harper, In re

Ruling: 
Court reduced fees for the time attorney and his paralegal spent on the preparation andexecution of seven motions to avoid liens as all the motions involved the same creditor,property, and nearly the same recycled information. (Bankr. S.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2022, LexisNexis #0522-003

Page, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to reopen her bankruptcy case denied as she could not reasonably andcredibly allege that she did not know that her case was closed without a discharge. (Bankr. E.D.Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-069

Henson, In re

Ruling: 
Law firm was not entitled to additional fees for post-confirmation services as the firm billedall work at the attorney rate rather than utilizing paralegals or clerical staff when possible.(Bankr. S.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-052

Randle, In re

Ruling: 
Total fees requested by Chapter 7 trustee and his counsel were reduced to an aggregateamount of no more than 50% of the total amount as the trustee’s request was higher than whatwas reasonable. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 01,2022, LexisNexis #0422-053

Harrison, In re--Hadley v. Harrison

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor directed his employees to pack and moveeverything that was not attached to the floor or wall and to take everything that was not bolteddown. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2022, LexisNexis #0422-063

Moore, In re

Ruling: 
Attorney was entitled to approval of his request of administrative expense fee for representingthe debtors during the Chapter 13 phase of their case as there had been no objections to thereasonableness of the request. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 24,2022, LexisNexis #0422-030

Getwell Pharm. of Tenn., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to confirmation of its amended Subchapter V plan of reorganization asit complied with the applicable provisions of § 1129 where it filed the plan in good faith.(Bankr. W.D. Tenn.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2022, LexisNexis #0422-021

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