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Bakken v. Alaska Commn on Postsecondary Educ. (In re Bakken)

Ruling: 
Debtor with sufficient disposable income denied discharge of student loan debt.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 23,2015, LexisNexis #0215-089

Bakken v. Alaska Commn on Postsecondary Educ. (In re Bakken)

Ruling: 
Debtor with sufficient disposable income denied discharge of student loan debt.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 23,2015, LexisNexis #0215-089

In re Urbanec

Ruling: 
Case dismissed due to debtor's failure to obtain required credit counseling within 180 days of petition date.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 24,2014, LexisNexis #1114-073

Doeling v. Berger (In re Berger)

Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to false oaths on schedules and statement of financial affairs.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 29,2013, LexisNexis #0813-096

Maler v. Hentz (In re Hentz)

Trustee filed an adversary complaint seeking a judgment denying a discharge to defendant debtor as permitted by 11 U.S.C.S. § 727(a)(2), (3) and (4) on the grounds that he had concealed assets and information, transferred assets to his wife's business and made false oaths.
Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to concealment of assets and false oaths.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 25,2013, LexisNexis #0413-091

Doeling v. Vassen (In re Vassen)

Chapter 7 trustee filed an adversary proceeding seeking a denial of debtor's discharge pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 727(a)(4)(A), (a)(4)(D) and (a)(6)(A). The debtor did not file an answer or response to the trustee's complaint.
Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to multiple omissions and failure to cooperate with trustee, attorney or court orders.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2013, LexisNexis #0313-023

In re Charles

A chapter 7 trustee objected to a debtor's claim of amended exemption under N.D.C.C. § 28-22-03 on the grounds that his amendment claiming an increased homestead exemption was made in bad faith.
Ruling: 
Debtor's amended, increased homestead exemption denied for bad faith.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 05,2013, LexisNexis #0213-138

In re Wenstrom

A chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee filed an objection to the homestead exemption claimed by the debtor on the ground that the debtor did not have a recognizable homestead interest in the property at the time she petitioned the court for bankruptcy relief.
Ruling: 
Objection to homestead exemption overruled where trustee failed to show that debtor abandoned interest in homestead equity.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 28,2013, LexisNexis #0213-104

In re Berger

A chapter 7 trustee filed a motion for extension of time to object to discharge pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 4004(b)(1). The debtor did not object, but claimed that a 60 day extension, rather than the 90 days requested by the trustee, was sufficient. A creditor also moved for an extension of time to file objection to discharge under Rule 4004(b)(2). The debtor objected on the grounds that her motion was untimely.
Ruling: 
Extension of time to object to discharge granted to allow diligent trustee to complete investigation.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 15,2012, LexisNexis #0712-099

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