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In re Tranmer

Pending in the chapter 13 bankruptcy was confirmation of debtors'chapter 13 plan and the trustee's objections thereto based upon the "disposable income" test of 11 U.S.C. § 1325(b)(1)(B) and , by reference, 11 U.S.C. § 707(b)(2)(A)(ii).
Ruling: 
Confirmation denied due to monthly charitable contribution not necessary for debtor's employment.
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In re Gordon-Brown

Debtor filed an objection to the amended proof of claim filed by creditor. The creditor filed the claim as a secured claim in its capacity as servicer of the mortgage on the debtor's residential real estate. In the objection, the debtor challenged certain legal expenses which were set forth in the proof of claim's itemization of the prepetition mortgage arrears.
Ruling: 
Court reduced certain legal expenses set forth in creditor's proof of claim after applying "lodestar" method to determine reasonable fee amount.
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In re Detienne Assocs. L.P.

Movant creditor filed a motion, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 1112(b), to dismiss respondent debtor's chapter 11 case.
Ruling: 
Court granted creditor's motion to dismiss debtor's chapter 11 case since debtor filed solely to invoke stay and delay foreclosure.
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