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Go Workout Grand Ledge LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Case converted as independent review of the supposed consumption "in operations" of nearly one hundred thousand dollars in customer deposits during the debtor's short time in business amply justified any inconvenience that the debtor and creditor predicted a chapter 7 trustee may suffer if the court converted the case. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 11,2018, LexisNexis #1118-082

Whittington-Saddler, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to approve sale of real property was granted as the court treated the situation as if the debtors had moved to approve the disposal of the property. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2018, LexisNexis #1118-035

Seaman, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for substantial contribution denied where the court held that the claim was untimelyunder the plan. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2018, LexisNexis #1018-068

Hunt, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtor's counsel was entitled to fees for services but requested award wasdisapproved for certain services as they crossed the line between representing the debtor withthe bankruptcy case and representing the debtor's parents and other non-debtor entities.(Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 21,2018, LexisNexis #1018-003

Hunt, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtor's counsel was entitled to fees for services but requested award wasdisapproved for certain services as they crossed the line between representing the debtor withthe bankruptcy case and representing the debtor's parents and other non-debtor entities.(Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 21,2018, LexisNexis #1018-003

Stallman, In re--McNally v. Stallman

Ruling: 
Court noted that establishing a fraud debt under § 523(a)(2) does not require a misrepresentation. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 08,2018, LexisNexis #0918-103

Hager, In re

Ruling: 
Court approved attorney's fee application and granted administrative priority claim as he secured confirmation of the debtor's plan and had a reasonable hourly rate. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 30,2018, LexisNexis #0918-035

Chenault, In re--Chenault v. Great Lakes Higher Educ. Corp.

Ruling: 
Debtor's status as parolee was self-imposed and did not warrant a finding of undue hardship. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 05,2018, LexisNexis #0818-050

Dawson, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors could not plausibly assert the attorney-client privilege where trustee sought to compel turnover of specified documents from debtors' counsel. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 21,2018, LexisNexis #0818-051

PT Liquidation Corp., In re--Langeland v. Tru Die Cast Corp.

Ruling: 
Court found cause to set aside the entry of default as it was possible that a typographical errorcaused the plaintiff to mail the summons and complain to someone who was not theregistered agent. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 12,2018, LexisNexis #0418-029

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