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Vazquez, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's request for relief granted as the scheme of issuing a grant deed purporting to transfer an interest in property from a borrower to a debtor so as to implicate automatic stay harmed the creditor. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 29,2017, LexisNexis #0218-031

Orozco, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's claim objections were overruled as the credit card claims were valid claims that the court should allow under § 502. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 21,2017, LexisNexis #0817-119

Solution Trust v. 2100 Grand LLC (In re AWTR Liquidation Inc.)

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court could issue final judgments or orders on claims objections and the avoidance claims, as well as rulings on motions to dismiss and for a more definite statement.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 11,2016, LexisNexis #0416-065

In re Cohen

Ruling: 
Tax debt incurred prior to marital separation was community property for which both debtor and spouse were liable.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 13,2014, LexisNexis #1214-043

In re Loza

Chapter 13 debtor filed a motion to avoid a junior lien a bank held on his residence. The bank opposed the debtor's motion, and the court held a hearing on the motion.
Ruling: 
Debtor could not avoid partially secured junior lien on residence.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 28,2012, LexisNexis #0113-128

In re Sonya D. Intl Inc.

Debtors, debtors in possession (DIPs), sought court approval per 11 U.S.C.S. § 327, to employ additional counsel to represent them in ongoing litigation regarding constructive trusts into which interests in debtors had been transferred by a now-estranged husband and wife. At issue was whether DIPs and their professionals, including counsel, properly might take positions that favored one set of stakeholders over other stakeholders.
Ruling: 
Debtors in possession could employ special counsel in trust litigation that was also representing beneficiaries.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2012, LexisNexis #0113-037

In re 4th St. E. Investors Inc.

Movant, the mortgagee foreclosing upon the subject parcel of real property, sought in rem relief from the purported conveyance of the real property from the transferor obligated on the mortgagee's note and mortgage to the present debtor, for little or no consideration, apparently for the purpose of hindering and delaying the mortgagee's foreclosure action by making it subject to the debtor's automatic stay.
Ruling: 
Relief from stay granted due to debtor's transfer of property for little or no consideration to delay foreclosure.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 29,2012, LexisNexis #0912-110

In re 4th Street East Investors Inc.

A creditor sought relief from the automatic stay pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 362(d) and for conversion of the case from chapter 11 to chapter 7 under 11 U.S.C.S. § 1112.
Ruling: 
Relief from stay granted due to lack of equity and no possibility of cramming down plan in reasonable time.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 15,2012, LexisNexis #0612-008

Kelley v. Murphy (In re McConnell)

Debtor filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. Pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 547, plaintiff trustee filed an adversary proceeding against defendants, a partner and a company, seeking, in part, to avoid as a preferential transfer the debtor's conveyance of an aircraft to defendants. The trustee moved for summary judgment.
Ruling: 
Transfer of aircraft within 90 days of petition date was preferential.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 18,2011, LexisNexis #1011-019
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