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Watkins v. Watkins (In re Watkins)

Plaintiff creditor/husband (husband) filed a complaint objecting to the discharge of a debt pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(5) and (a)(15) owed by defendant wife/debtor (wife).
Ruling: 
Property settlement was nondischargeable where benefit of discharge outweighed harm to former spouse.
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Pulley v. Pulley

Plaintiff former spouse filed a complaint against defendant chapter 7 debtor, seeking to have the debt owed to her declared nondischargeable pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(5) and (15). The court held a trial.
Ruling: 
Amount owed under property settlement agreement was nondischargeable where debtor had sufficient resources to pay.
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In re Rynerson

After a debtor's amended chapter 11 plan of reorganization was confirmed, the hospital moved to reopen the case and to either convert the case to chapter 7 or dismiss the chapter 11 case on the grounds that the debtor did not comply with the plan on payments to unsecured creditors or on liquidation of estate assets and that the debtor failed to disclose assets. The debtor objected to the motion.
Ruling: 
Motion to convert or dismiss chapter 11 case denied where creditors'position would not be improved.
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In re James M. Rynerson M.D. P.S.C.

A creditor filed a motion to convert a debtor's case to chapter 7 or, in the alternative, to dismiss the debtor's chapter 11 case, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 1112.
Ruling: 
Conversion or dismissal denied as not in best interests of creditors where there was no default and plan was substantially consummated.
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In re Lezdey

The debtors filed petitions for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The creditor filed a motion to dismiss under 11 U.S.C. § 1112.
Ruling: 
Debtors'cases were dismissed since their plans offered illusory promises of payment and were filed to delay the creditor.
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