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Rea, In re

Ruling: 
Discrimination against transgender creditor by debtor was sufficient to support a finding ofwillful injury for purposes of 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(6). (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 29,2019, LexisNexis #0919-082

Merkman v. Merkman

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where creditor failed to establish that damage to a rental propertyand was the result of willful and malicious injury by debtors rather than a knowing breachof contract as required for the debt to be nondischargeable. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 31,2019, LexisNexis #0919-083

Thomas, In re--Thomas v. Dep't of Educ.

Ruling: 
Debtor was properly denied discharge of a student loan as she was unable to show that shewas unable to maintain employment and was unlikely to ever be able to repay the debt. (5thCir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 30,2019, LexisNexis #0919-084

Greer-Allen, In re

Ruling: 
Student loans that originated under a program funded by a nonprofit institution wereexcepted from discharge. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 29,2019, LexisNexis #0919-085

Brownlee, In re--Kelley v. Stone & Baxter, LLP

Ruling: 
Trustee's avoidance actions were not time barred where timing of permanent appointmententitled trustee to a one-year extension. (Bankr. M.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 30,2019, LexisNexis #0919-086

Anderson v. Monroe

Ruling: 
Transfer within two years of petition date for less than reasonably equivalent value couldbe avoided. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 26,2019, LexisNexis #0919-088

Hanson, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's were entitled to transfer their case back to the original bankruptcy court as it was inthe best interest of justice for the original bankruptcy court to interpret its own confirmationorder. (Bankr. E.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 24,2019, LexisNexis #0919-046

Marusak, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for abstention denied as debtor failed to meet his burden for obtaining extraordinaryrelief. (Bankr. E.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 17,2019, LexisNexis #0919-027

Harms, In re--Harms v. Bank of N.Y. Mellon

Ruling: 
Relief from stay order permitted lender to pursue unlawful detainer proceedings to recoverpossession of debtor's property. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 09,2019, LexisNexis #0919-028

Winters, In re

Ruling: 
Postponing creditor's non-judicial foreclosure sale was not a sanctionable violation of theautomatic stay as it merely maintained the status quo. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 15,2019, LexisNexis #0919-029

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