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Harry Kaufmann Motorcars Inc. v. Benton (In re Benton)

Ruling: 
Presentation of bad check by debtor's boyfriend resulted in nondischargeable debt due to debtor's misleading comminications to bank.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 20,2015, LexisNexis #1115-052

In re Wagner

Ruling: 
Debtor's right to participate in a settlement in multi-district litigation concerning a defective hip replacement device was not property of the estate.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 05,2015, LexisNexis #0515-125

In re Trentadue

Ruling: 
Claim for attorneys' fees awarded to debtor's former spouse due to debtor's protracted litigation was a nondischargeable domestic support obligation entitled to priority.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2015, LexisNexis #0415-043

Martin v. City of Milwaukee (In re Martin)

Ruling: 
Debtor had standing to avoid tax lien on property in which debtor acquired interest on the death of her mother.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2014, LexisNexis #0115-010

Bastian v. Fast EFNDS (In re Bastian)

Ruling: 
Debtor's amended complaint for violation of stay, filed without leave or issuance of summons, not subject to dismissal as creditors had filed answers.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 18,2014, LexisNexis #0314-046

In re Uhlig

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 plan excluding cash surrender value of whole life insurance policy could be confirmed.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 30,2014, LexisNexis #0214-104

Universal Restoration Servs. v. Hartung (In re Hartung)

Ruling: 
Debtor's use of insurance proceeds from constructive trust intended for contractor resulted in nondischargeable debt.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 17,2014, LexisNexis #0214-055

Jacobs v. Jaeger-Jacobs (In re Jaeger-Jacobs)

Plaintiff, defendant debtor's former husband, filed a complaint against the debtor, seeking a determination that, pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(5) and /or § 523(a)(15), debts assigned to the debtor by the terms of the parties' marital settlement agreements (MSAs) were nondischargeable. The debtor and the husband each filed a motion for summary judgment.
Ruling: 
Debtor's obligations to former spouse under marital settlement agreements were nondischargeable.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 10,2013, LexisNexis #0513-016

In re 4848 LLC

Single asset real estate debtor filed a chapter 11 bankruptcy petition to stave off foreclosure on its property. Creditor filed a motion for relief from the automatic stay under 11 U.S.C.S. § 362(d).
Ruling: 
Relief from stay granted where single asset real estate debtor's plan was too speculative.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 08,2013, LexisNexis #0513-007

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