Michigan

Fears, In re--Shapiro v. Mack

Ruling: 
Unrecorded deed conveying debtor's home to herself and her son could be avoided. (Bankr.E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 02,2020, LexisNexis #1220-067

Cruz, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 plan did not meet the best interest of creditors test as debtors had not shown thatthe plan distributed property a claim that was not less than creditors would receive if thehome were sold in a Chapter 7 liquidation. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 12,2020, LexisNexis #1220-020

Ellison, In re

Ruling: 
Below median debtor's request to modify her confirmed plan was denied as it would relitigatean issue of plan length that was known at confirmation. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 06,2020, LexisNexis #1120-98

Hoff, In re

Ruling: 
Totality of the circumstances created cause for dismissal as debtor engaged in efforts to defeatthe rights of his creditors. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 01,2020, LexisNexis #1120-070

Williams, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors could not amend plan to reduce payments in order to contribute to their 401(k) plans.(Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 24,2020, LexisNexis #1120-021

Porter, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors could not avoid a creditor's second mortgage on their primary residence as thepetition-date value exceeded the amount owed on the first mortgage. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 23,2020, LexisNexis #1120-020

Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Cause existed to dismiss or convert Chapter 11 case following sale of substantially all assetsand distribution of proceeds. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2020, LexisNexis #1020-093

Woodberry, In re--Shapiro v. Woodberry

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee was entitled to partial summary judgment in order to avoid and recoverfor the estate debtor's transfer of his home to his wife. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 09,2020, LexisNexis #1020-089

Spanabel, In re--Vara v. Spanabel

Ruling: 
Trustee’s amended motion objecting to Chapter 7 debtor's discharge allowed as the facts thatsupported the new claims were logically related to the original claims. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 31,2020, LexisNexis #1020-041

Sanford, In re

Ruling: 
Hardship discharge was warranted where no creditor had objected, and there were no facts inthe record to show that granting of a hardship discharge would otherwise be inequitable,unjust or unwise. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 28,2020, LexisNexis #1020-021

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