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Chatha, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee was not permitted to use his interest in an LLC to transfer hotel to himselfand then to the estate in order to sell it as the hotel was not property of the estate. (Bankr. E.D.Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2022, LexisNexis #1122-035

NIR West Coast, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court denied the allowance of all compensation and the reimbursement of all expensesrequested in the revised application as the law firm represented an interest adverse to theinterest of the bankruptcy estate during the term of its employment. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 05,2022, LexisNexis #0622-027

California Indep. Petroleum Ass'n, In re

Ruling: 
Retention and compensation of consultants was a valid exercise by the debtor of its businessjudgment and in the best interest of creditors. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 18,2022, LexisNexis #0322-003

Colusa Reg'l Med. Ctr., In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee was allowed the reduced amount of $84,579.02 in fees on therecommendation of the United States Trustee in accordance with the rational relationship test.(Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 12,2021, LexisNexis #1221-001

Chatha, In re--Whatley v. Chatha

Ruling: 
Debtor-initiated transfers were avoidable as they were made without the trustee's consent andnot authorized by the court. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 09,2021, LexisNexis #0921-094

Miller, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee's application to employ Special Counsel granted. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 13,2020, LexisNexis #1120-76

Battaglia, In re--Battaglia v. Bank of N.Y. Mellon

Ruling: 
Post-petition foreclosure on property that was not property of the estate on the petition datedid not violate the automatic stay. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 09,2019, LexisNexis #0919-005

Evans, In re

Ruling: 
Attorney sanctioned for aiding debtors in an abuse of the bankruptcy process that wascalculated to hinder, delay, and defraud lenders in their efforts to foreclose and/or exercisetheir rights with regard to their respective real property collateral. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 03,2018, LexisNexis #0818-090

Schack, In re--Kaye v. Schack

Ruling: 
Court concluded that creditor established embezzlement in the context of nondischargeabilitywhere all three elements were satisfied. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 01,2018, LexisNexis #0618-010

Reyes, In re

Ruling: 
Court was entitled to impose further sanctions and restrictions as the debtor's attorney willfully violated court's earlier order in which she was prohibited from filing new bankruptcy cases without taking continuing legal education in ethics. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 05,2017, LexisNexis #0118-031

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