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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

Bethe, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge would not be revoked even though the court erroneously granted the discharge. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 08,2017, LexisNexis #1017-054

In re Sternat

Ruling: 
Debtor’s former spouse’s judgment lien avoided as impairing homestead exemption. (Bankr.E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 05,2016, LexisNexis #0916-048

In re Gelhaar

Ruling: 
Plan’s commitment to distributing stock sale proceeds was in compliance with § 1325(a)(4).
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 17,2016, LexisNexis #0716-058

In re Shah

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court could not extend time to appeal denial of motion despite pro se debtor's failure to receive notice of the decision.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2016, LexisNexis #0316-105

In re Enders

Ruling: 
Confirmation denied where plan failed to provide for payment to secured creditor in equal monthly installments.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2015, LexisNexis #1115-031

Clay v. City of Milwaukee (In re Clay)

Ruling: 
Tax foreclosure within one year prior to petition date could be avoided.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 22,2015, LexisNexis #0715-056

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