6th Circuit

Sutter, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor could avoid partial lien on second property by using available exemptions to producean artificial impairment. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2021, LexisNexis #0421-036

Wortham-Thomas, In re--Wattley v. Wortham-Thomas

Ruling: 
Debtors' continuing prosecution of counterclaims in adversary proceeding that were propertyof the estate would violate the automatic stay. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2021, LexisNexis #0421-030

Fears, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee was entitled to an order requiring debtor to cooperate in the process ofmarketing and selling debtor's home until it was adequately marketed and purchase offerselicited. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 23,2021, LexisNexis #0421-007

Leatherwood, In re

Ruling: 
Exception to discharge for unlisted debts ceased to apply to a creditor's judgment against adebtor who had received a discharge in a no-asset Chapter 7 case. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 23,2021, LexisNexis #0421-011

Thompson, In re--Gold v. Shelton

Ruling: 
Attorney's representation of a mother and her daughter required disqualification of theattorney and his firm from representing the daughter as the Chapter 7 Trustee did not consentto the dual representation. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 23,2021, LexisNexis #0421-014

Chattanooga Mercantile, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Lease to which debtor was not a party could not be assumed by the debtor. (Bankr. E.D.Tenn.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 19,2021, LexisNexis #0321-079

Short, In re--Miller v. Short

Ruling: 
Trustee could recognize a constructive trust on property held in the name of non-debtorspouse if imposed under state law prior to petition date. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 16,2021, LexisNexis #0321-086

Woodberry, In re--Shapiro v. Woodberry

Ruling: 
Judgment in avoidance proceeding amended to include a money judgment against thedebtor’s spouse. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 16,2021, LexisNexis #0321-090

Tagnetics Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court awarded attorney fees incurred in enforcing settlement agreement with reduction fordebtor's noncompliance while appeals were pending. (Bankr. S.D. Ohio)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 01,2021, LexisNexis #0321-052

Salas, In re

Ruling: 
Plaintiffs had derivative standing to initiate actions to avoid the conveyance of property as thecomplaint presented colorable causes of action and the trustee had taken no action despitedemand. (Bankr. M.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 11,2021, LexisNexis #0321-064

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