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Nordgaard, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's claim of the use of the funds awarded in her divorce under state retirementexemption was disallowed as equalization payment funds could not reasonably have beenconstrued as a retirement account. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 29,2023, LexisNexis #0124-074

Nordgaard, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's claim of the use of the funds awarded in her divorce under state retirementexemption was disallowed as equalization payment funds could not reasonably have beenconstrued as a retirement account. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 29,2023, LexisNexis #0124-074

Eliason, In re

Ruling: 
Requiring the debtors to pay back the wife's student loan obligations to a bank posed anundue hardship where they had struggled to maintain a minimal standard of living since thewife graduated from a university. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 08,2023, LexisNexis #1023-014

Warfel, In re--Warfel v. 21st Mortg. Corp.

Ruling: 
Defendant's lien was avoidable as the lien was not properly perfected as the manufacturedhome was intended and considered to be a fixture. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 09,2023, LexisNexis #1023-016

Hoven, In re--Burritt v. Hoven

Ruling: 
Claim of nondischargeability failed as judgment creditor failed to meet his burden of proving a debtor's actions were malicious. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 11,2023, LexisNexis #0623-033

Rassbach, In re--Parr v. Rassbach

Ruling: 
Nondischargeability complaint survived debtors' motion to dismiss as the allegations were enough to at least state a claim for which relief might be granted. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 13,2023, LexisNexis #0523-033

Rassbach, In re--Parr v. Rassbach

Ruling: 
Nondischargeability complaint survived debtors' motion to dismiss as the allegations were enough to at least state a claim for which relief might be granted. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 13,2023, LexisNexis #0523-033

Johnson, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss nondischargeability proceeding denied as allegations that a boat's defectivetransmission was substantially certain to result in injury sufficiently stated willfulness andalleged maliciousness. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 24,2023, LexisNexis #0323-063

Peterman, In re

Ruling: 
Dismissal of debtor's Chapter 7 bankruptcy case denied as the only secured debt that thetrustee identified as an unnecessary luxury item was the boat needed for debtor’s sidebusiness. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 20,2022, LexisNexis #0223-065

Acuna, In re--Acuna v. Ill. Dep't of Revenue

Ruling: 
Trustee's rights as a judicial-lien creditor rendered the IRS' unfiled tax lien not valid againstthe bankruptcy estate, but that did not extend to the debtor exercising the trustee's rights.(Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 27,2022, LexisNexis #0123-008

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