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Generation Res. Holding Co., LLC, In re--Rajala v. Spencer Fane LLP

Ruling: 
Trustee could not recover legal fees where law firms were neither initial nor subsequent transferees as they never received the transferred property. (10th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 10,2020, LexisNexis #0820-066

Blixseth v. Credit Suisse

Ruling: 
District court's dismissal of objection to exculpation clause in settlement with creditors affirmed. (9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 11,2020, LexisNexis #0720-089

Belton, In re--Belton v. GE Capital Retail Bank

Ruling: 
Proceeding for violation of the discharge order was not an arbitrable dispute. (2d Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 16,2020, LexisNexis #0720-087

In re Fin. Oversight & Mgmt. Bd.

Ruling: 
District court did not err in denying bondholders’ motion to be appointed as trustees to bringavoidance actions against the Government of Puerto Rico. (1st Cir.)
Court: 1st Circuit ( ) [ Circuit Court ]
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2020, LexisNexis #0420-092

Ross, In re

Ruling: 
Filing injunction imposed against debtor was an abuse of discretion as it barred debtor from filing bankruptcy absent the bankruptcy court's express permission. (3d Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 08,2017, LexisNexis #0717-032

Blixseth v. Yellowstone Mt. Club, LLC

Ruling: 
Plaintiff's complaint contesting the dischargeability of a debt was dismissed as it was filed outside of the time allowed by Rule 4007(c). (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
Court: ( ) [ Circuit Court ]
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2017, LexisNexis #0517-117

Tronox Inc., In re--Tronox Inc. v. Kerr-McGee Corp.

Ruling: 
Court dismissed plaintiffs' appeal for lack of jurisdiction as their perosnal injury claims based on the conduct of the debtors were generalized "derivative" claims that fall within the property of the bankruptcy estate. (2d Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 20,2017, LexisNexis #0517-114

Salamon, In re--Mastan v. Salamon

Ruling: 
Creditor could not transform its non-recourse claim into a recourse claim as the property securing the lien had already been foreclosed upon by a senior lienholder. (9th Cir.)
Court: 9th Circuit ( ) [ Circuit Court ]
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 20,2017, LexisNexis #0517-107

Curran, In re--Privitera v. Curran

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing a creditor's claim under 523(a)(2)(B) as the creditor had not pled either material falsity or misrepresentation. (1st Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 20,2017, LexisNexis #0517-098

Porter v. Nabors Drilling USA, L.P.

Ruling: 
Governmental unit exception to the automatic bankruptcy stay did not apply to a Private Attorney General Act action in which the governmental unit did not request, direct, or join the filing. (9th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 20,2017, LexisNexis #0517-093

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