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SoyNut Butter Co., In re

Ruling: 
Objecting parties were entitled to exercise their right to seek indemnification and defense under the insurance policy until the policy limits were exhausted as nothing authorized the trustee to use "free and clear" sales to expand debtor's rights beyond those allowed by the bankruptcy code. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 01,2018, LexisNexis #0918-040

Williams, In re

Ruling: 
Court sustained creditor's objection to confirmation as the plan proposed to pay the creditora lesser amount until debtor's attorney's fees were paid in full. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 10,2018, LexisNexis #0518-085

Hunt Ortmann Blasco Palffy & Rossell Inc. v. Jim L. Shetakis Distrib. Co. (In re Jim L. Shetakis Distrib. Co.)

Creditor, through motions filed in the bankruptcy case and in this separate adversary action, sought to have the court set aside appellee debtor's assignment of debtor's rights under a lease and purchase agreement to appellee assignee. In this appeal, the court considered whether the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada erred when it granted the assignee's motion for summary judgment.
Ruling: 
Debtor's assignment of rights under lease without notice to creditors could not be set aside as two-year limitations period had expired.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 30,2009, LexisNexis #0509-030

Barboza v. New Form Inc.

Appellant debtors challenged an order of the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP), which affirmed a U.S. bankruptcy court's entry of summary judgment, finding that a judgment award against the debtors and in favor of appellee judgment creditor was nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(6) as a "willful and malicious injury."
Ruling: 
Judgment for copyright infringement was dischargeable unless willful and malicious injury could be demonstrated on remand.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 23,2008, LexisNexis #1008-060
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