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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

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

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

Herrin, In re--Connector 2000 Ass’n v. Herrin

Ruling: 
Debts were dischargeable where debtor did not commit actual fraud as evidence did not indicate that there was a scheme or an effort on the part of debtor to deprive the creditor of payment. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-074

Robertson, In re--Arma Yates, LLC v. Robertson

Ruling: 
Debtors lacked standing to pursue counterclaims as they were property of the estate subject to the control of the chapter 7 trustee. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-075

Noll, In re--Seaver v. Noll

Ruling: 
Transfer of debtor's property from the state and the IRS to non-debtor spouse was avoidable as the debtor did not receive any value. (Bankr. D. Minn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 27,2018, LexisNexis #1118-079

Clark, In re--Vara v. Clark

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor was ineligible to have his debts discharged as he made errors and omissions in his bankruptcy schedules and statement of financial affairs within two years of the date he declared bankruptcy. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-081

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