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Mediofactoring v. McDermott (In re Connolly N. Am. LLC)

Ruling: 
Creditors could be reimbursed for expenses incurred in making substantial contribution to chapter 7 case.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 21,2015, LexisNexis #1015-046

Vanderbilt Mortg. & Fin. v. Westenhoefer

Appellant challenged an order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky at Pikeville affirming the bankruptcy court's order granting summary judgment to appellee bankruptcy trustee in his strong-arm proceeding against appellant to avoid a lien claimed by appellant against the debtor's manufactured home under 11 U.S.C.S. § 544.
Ruling: 
Improperly perfected lien properly avoided.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 28,2013, LexisNexis #0613-093

MacDonald v. Greenwood (In re MacDonald)

Appeals were filed from three decisions of the bankruptcy court. Two of the bankruptcy court's judges held that improperly venued bankruptcy cases were to be transferred or dismissed, and the third judge held that an improperly venued bankruptcy case could be retained if the interests of justice and the convenience of the parties so required.
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy cases brought in improper venue must be either dismissed or transferred to a venue where the case could have been properly brought.
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