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Lehman Bros. Holdings, Inc., In re--Lehman Bros. Holdings, Inc. v. 1st Advantage Mortg., LLC

Ruling: 
Defendants' motions to transfer venue denied where interest of justice weighed heavily in favor of retaining venue of all of the adversary proceedings. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 02,2018, LexisNexis #1118-089

Gorges, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion seeking sanctions against debtor's attorney denied as evidence showed that the attorney did not sign and file the bankruptcy petition, or any other paper in this bankruptcy case, for any improper purpose. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 12,2018, LexisNexis #1118-090

Petroleum Kings, LLC, In re--United Energy Corp. v. Petroleum Kings, LLC

Ruling: 
Creditor's proof of claim that was filed in compliance with the federal rules of bankruptcy procedure was prima facie evidence of the validity of the creditor's claim. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 14,2014, LexisNexis #1118-066

Javed, In re

Ruling: 
Court granted general unsecured creditor an allowed administrative expense as its actions early in the case provided substantial benefit to debtor's estate. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 10,2017, LexisNexis #1118-067

Richard, In re

Ruling: 
Court ordered Illinois LLC to disgorge fees from consolidated cases as its fee-sharing agreement was in violation of section 504 since they did not form a single law firm with Missouri attorneys. (Bankr. E.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-068

Waldorf, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's objections to claim overruled as legal fees at issue constituted a domestic support obligation entitled to priority treatment. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 15,2018, LexisNexis #1118-069

Sandia Tobacco Mfrs., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Only taxes that were assessed less than three years before the debtor declared bankruptcy were given priority status. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2016, LexisNexis #1118-070

Naturescape Holding Grp., Int'l, Inc., In re--GemCap Lending I, LLC v. Bateman

Ruling: 
Money judgment and attorneys' fees deemed nondischargeable due to debtor's participation in the diversion of creditor's cash collateral. (Bankr. D. Haw.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 02,2018, LexisNexis #1118-071

Carter, In re--They Might Be, Inc. v. Carter

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable as court concluded that while the debtor was probably negligent, he was credible and had no subjective intent to deceive the creditor. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-072

Verbeek, In re--Schachter v. Verbeek

Ruling: 
Debtor committed fraud as she purposely did not disclose her intent to file bankruptcy in order to continue receiving plaintiff's legal services. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 09,2018, LexisNexis #1118-073

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