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Nextgear Capitol Inc. v. Gordon (In re Gordon)

Ruling: 
Excessive compensation received by debtor's former counsel ordered disgorged.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 20,2015, LexisNexis #1015-072

In re Tallerico

Ruling: 
Burden of proof on objection to debtor's claimed state law exemption was to be determined by state law and could not be altered by the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 30,2015, LexisNexis #0715-140

In re City of Stockton

Ruling: 
City's chapter 9 plan including reduction of state pension benefits due to municipal employees could be confirmed as feasible.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 04,2015, LexisNexis #0315-027

Batdorf v. Mae (In re Batdorf)

Ruling: 
Undue hardship discharge denied due to ability of nondebtor spouse to increase family income.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2014, LexisNexis #1114-021

Argyle Online LLC v. Neilson (In re GGW Brands)

Ruling: 
"Assignments" within two years of petition date were avoidable as fraudulent transfers.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 03,2013, LexisNexis #0214-127

In re City of Stockton

Ruling: 
Stay did not apply in city's chapter 9 case to non-monetary litigation brought by citizens.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 18,2013, LexisNexis #1013-060

In re City of Stockton

Debtor City of Stockton, California, declared chapter 9 bankruptcy and asked the court to approve a Stipulation and Settlement Agreement it negotiated with the Stockton (California) Public Finance Authority, an insurer, and a bank that served as trustee under a trust agreement, with respect to certain certificates the City issued. The court held a hearing on the City's motion.
Ruling: 
Chapter 9 debtor's settlement of claim involving certificates approved.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 24,2013, LexisNexis #0613-033

ODonnell v. Tristar Esperanza Props. LLC (In re Tristar Esperanza Props. LLC)

Appellant sought review of a decision from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, which concluded that 11 U.S.C.S. § 510(b) mandatory subordination applied to appellant's claim.
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court properly held that mandatory subordination applied to claim of former equity holder.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 08,2013, LexisNexis #0613-046

In re City of Stockton

A municipal debtor (City) filed a motion seeking a ruling that it was not required to seek approval under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9019 of any compromise or settlement it made during the course of its chapter 9 case.
Ruling: 
Municipal debtor not required to seek approval of compromises or settlements in course of chapter 9 case.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 05,2013, LexisNexis #0313-059

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