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Huntington Natl Bank v. Richardson (In re Cyberco Holdings Inc.)

Ruling: 
Denials of substantive consolidation of chapter 7 cases were not final appealable orders.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 20,2013, LexisNexis #0913-068

Michigan v. Wilson (In re Wilson)

Appellant State challenged a decision of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, which overruled the State's objections to the confirmation of appellee debtors' chapter 13 plan and confirmed the plan.
Ruling: 
Plan properly confirmed over objection of state where debtor filed proof of claim for prepetition taxes.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 10,2012, LexisNexis #0312-027

Murphy v. Weathers

Appellant, the former chief executive of the debtor, challenged an order of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia, that overruled his objections to confirmation of the Chapter 11 plan filed by the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, that included exculpation and indemnification provisions.
Ruling: 
Debtor's former CEO's objection to exculpation and indemnification provisions of chapter 11 plan properly overruled.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 25,2008, LexisNexis #1008-119

Pankey v. New Century Mortg. Corp.

Appellant bankruptcy trustee sought review of a decision of the bankruptcy court which granted summary judgment to appellee creditors, a mortgagee and its successor, in the trustee's adversary action seeking to avoid the chapter 7 debtors' mortgage as a preferential transfer pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 547(b).
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court erred in holding that mortgage was not preferential where facts regarding perfection were disputed.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 21,2008, LexisNexis #0908-101

Florida Dept of Revenue v. Adventure Parks Group LLC (In re Adventure Parks Group LLC)

Before the court was appellant State of Florida, Department of Revenue's challenge to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia's finding that the transfer of assets from appellee debtor to an asset purchaser was exempt from taxes under 11 U.S.C.S. § 1146(a). Debtor filed a motion to dismiss appeal arguing that the appeal was moot. The purchaser filed a brief in support of the motion.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 13,2008, LexisNexis #0908-012
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