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In re Legassick

Ruling: 
Sanctions against IRS for retaining funds to set off debtor's obligations from sale of farming assets denied.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 13,2015, LexisNexis #0515-028

In re Medpoint Mgmt.

Ruling: 
Case of debtor who operated medical marijuana business due to violation of federal Controlled Substances Act, due to risk of forfeiture, despite lack of enforcement.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2015, LexisNexis #0415-132

Pankey v. Pankey (In re Pankey)

Ruling: 
Debtor's attorneys were not liable for amounts transferred to third parties relating to debtor's personal injury claim but was liable for retaining portion of settlement as unapproved fee.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2015, LexisNexis #0415-128

Pankey v. Pankey (In re Pankey)

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor could not pursue unscheduled claim against debtor former spouse that had not been abandoned by the trustee.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2015, LexisNexis #0415-129

One Am. Bank v. Jacobson (In re Jacobson)

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where injury to bank was not willful or malicious.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 27,2015, LexisNexis #0415-089

Pfeiffer v. Driscoll (In re Pfeiffer)

Ruling: 
Creditor willfully violated stay by failing to prevent garnishment or return garnished funds despite notice of debtor's bankruptcy.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 17,2015, LexisNexis #0415-005

In re Zumbach

Ruling: 
Debtors had standing to object to compromise of untimely tax claim despite failure to file a proof of claim on behalf of the IRS.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 09,2015, LexisNexis #0515-138

In re Gilbraith

Ruling: 
Plan was qualified on petition date and in substantial compliance with the Internal Revenue Code so as to be presumed exempt.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 24,2014, LexisNexis #0115-081

SAM REI LLC v. Contl Group LLC (In re Strata Title LLC)

Ruling: 
Court-appointed special counsel had quasi-judicial immunity on claims for breaches of fiduciary duty to the estate and duty of candor to the court.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 25,2014, LexisNexis #1214-115

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