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Condon Oil Co. v. Wood (In re Wood)

Ruling: 
Creditor entitled to award of one-third of requested attorneys' fees where it prevailed on one out of three dischargeability challenges.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 21,2014, LexisNexis #0314-104

Boruch v. Estate of Pergolski (In re Boruch)

Ruling: 
Proceeds of life insurance policy on mother who was murdered by debtor were not property of the estate.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 31,2014, LexisNexis #0314-021

Condon Oil Co. v. Wood (In re Wood)

Ruling: 
Debtor's obstruction of credit card readers deprived gas supplier of proceeds of sales, resulting in nondischargeable debt.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 19,2013, LexisNexis #0913-042

Myhre v. U.S. Dept of Educ.

Ruling: 
Student loan debt was dischargeable where disabled debtor was employed but could not pay all bills and had few discretionary expenses.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 25,2013, LexisNexis #0813-123

Johnson v. Weihart (In re Weihart)

In an adversary proceeding relating to bankruptcy, plaintiffs contested the bill of costs filed by prevailing party defendant debtor.
Ruling: 
Bill of costs for debtor's expert in adversary proceeding in which debtor prevailed allowed in limited amount.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 31,2013, LexisNexis #0713-035

Seelen v. Couillard (In re Couillard)

Chapter 7 trustee filed an adversary proceeding against two chapter 7 debtors and a bank seeking a determination that he was allowed under 11 U.S.C.S. § 544(a)(3) to avoid a mortgage the bank held on two parcels of land the debtors owned. The court denied the bank's motion for summary judgment, and the bank asked the court to reconsider its decision.
Ruling: 
Trustee could properly avoid bank's security interest in two parcels not included in description.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2012, LexisNexis #0213-087

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