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Engelman, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not eligible to be a debtor under Chapter 13 unsecured debt in excess of thespecified limit. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 25,2020, LexisNexis #0520-026

Greenpoint Tactical Income Fund LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' motion to reject a settlement agreement was granted due to significant outstandingobligations by both the debtor and the other party. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 21,2020, LexisNexis #0420-010

Schroeder, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was allowed to bifurcate an undersecured mortgage claim on her principal residence asthe last payment on the original payment schedule was due before the final payment underthe Chapter 13 plan. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-023

Jakubiak, In re--Schouten v. Jakubiak

Ruling: 
Inadvertently unscheduled debt was not excepted from discharge in no-asset case absent harmto creditor. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 29,2019, LexisNexis #0619-036

Long, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to plan confirmation based on debtors' failure to file tax returns wasoverruled as returns were not due to be filed with the IRS until after the date on which themeeting of creditors was first scheduled to be held. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 22,2019, LexisNexis #0919-073

Huenerberg, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' objection to a claim of the IRS was sustained as the payment was not an excise taxfor a transaction. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 28,2018, LexisNexis #1118-009

Gospodarek, In re

Ruling: 
Objection to debtors' proposed plan modification was sustained where debtors did not comply with the order that required them to pay into the plan one-half of their 2016 and 2017 tax refunds for the benefit of creditors with allowed unsecured claims. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 13,2018, LexisNexis #0918-117

Immel, In re

Ruling: 
Objection to the lien-avoidance provision of the plan sustained where Wisconsin law prohibited avoidance of a consensual lien on property. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 02,2018, LexisNexis #0918-045

Groth, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to confirmation sustained where debtor's homeowners' association dueswere not justified by special circumstances and her lack of a reasonable alternative to payingthose dues did not allow her to deduct them. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 25,2018, LexisNexis #0918-019

Ali, In re

Ruling: 
Application for fee waiver granted as debtor was below the income-standard and his decrease in hours left him unable to pay the filing fee in installments. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 05,2018, LexisNexis #0818-058

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