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Meoli v. Huntington Nat'l Bank

Ruling: 
Trustee allowed to recover from bank all direct loan repayments received after bank's proven good faith ended. (6th Cir. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2017, LexisNexis #0317-043

Chrysler Group LLC v. Fox Hills Motor Sales Inc.

Ruling: 
Customary and usual letters of intent were proper remedy for auto dealers whose franchise agreements, terminated during Chrysler's bankruptcy, were reinstated.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 16,2015, LexisNexis #0215-042

Lawrence v. Commonwealth of Ky. Transp. Cabinet (In re Shelbyville Rd. Shoppes LLC)

Ruling: 
Good faith, prepetition deposit by debtor under real estate purchase contract was not property of the estate.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 05,2015, LexisNexis #0115-087

IRS v. Smith (In re Smith)

Ruling: 
Filing by debtors years after IRS commenced action did not constitute a "return" and related tax debt was nondischargeable.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 29,2014, LexisNexis #0914-116

Hancock v. McDermott

Appellant, a Chapter 11 debtor's attorney, sought judicial review of the decision by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee at Nashville summarily affirming the bankruptcy court's denial of his application for fees without reaching the merits of the appeal.
Ruling: 
District court's summary affirmance of bankruptcy court's denial of fee application affirmed due to failure to file timely brief.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2011, LexisNexis #0611-068

Official Comm. Of Unsecured Creditors v. Anderson Senior Living Prop. LLC (In re Nashville Senior LLC)

Appellant, the official committee of unsecured creditors, sought review of a decision of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Sixth Circuit (BAP), denying the committee's motion for a stay of sale and dismissing as moot under 11 U.S.C.S. § 363(m) the committee's appeal of the bankruptcy court's approval of a sale of co-owned properties under § 363(b) and (h) by appellees, the debtors in possession.
Ruling: 
Motion for stay and appeal of sale order properly denied as moot.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 03,2010, LexisNexis #0910-114

In re Swegan

Appellant debtor moved a bankruptcy court to discharge his debt to appellee creditor. The bankruptcy court granted summary judgment in favor of the debtor. On appeal, the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) of the Sixth Circuit reversed the order granting the debtor summary judgment and remanded the adversary proceeding for trial. The debtor appealed.
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy appellate panel remand for further proceedings on dischargeability was not an appealable final order.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 10,2009, LexisNexis #0309-104
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