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Thomas, In re--Thomas v. City of Phila.

Ruling: 
City did not violate the discharge injunction by seeking to enforce liens that passed throughdebtor's bankruptcy unaffected. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 25,2021, LexisNexis #0521-009

Carter Bros. Sec. Servs., LLC, In re--Trauner v. SEICO, Inc.

Ruling: 
Defendant was entitled to dismissal of trustee's fraudulent transfer claim as the complaintdid not cite to any transfers falling within the two-year lookback period. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 25,2021, LexisNexis #0521-011

Jones, In re

Ruling: 
Claim would be allowed as a tardily filed claim entitled to distribution as the deadline toassert a priority claim entitled to first distribution status had not passed. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 24,2021, LexisNexis #0521-015

Payne, In re

Ruling: 
Creditors violated the automatic stay by continuation of a judicial action or to recover aclaim against debtor that arose before the petition date. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2021, LexisNexis #0521-001

Rochester Drug Coop., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Motion to lift the automatic stay denied as proceeds of the insurance policy were not estateassets and that diminution of those assets would not harm the estate. (Bankr. W.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2021, LexisNexis #0521-004

Struhar, In re--Cutting Edge Decorative Concrete v. Struhar

Ruling: 
Debtor's granted summary judgment in nondischargeability proceeding based on fiduciarydefalcation as there was no genuine issue of material fact as to whether an express ortechnical trust was created between debtor and creditor. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2021, LexisNexis #0521-007

Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court denied the parent company's request to set off its debt as the company was seeking atriangular setoff, but § 553 required strict bilateral mutuality. (3d Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2021, LexisNexis #0521-013

Satellite Rests. Inc., In re--Gaske v. Satellite Rests. Inc.

Ruling: 
Debts owed by Subchapter V small business debtor were nondischargeable because § 523(a)did not apply to non-individuals. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2021, LexisNexis #0521-006

UD Dissolution Corp., In re--UD Dissolution Liquidating Trust v. Sphere 3D Corp.

Ruling: 
Turnover claims against non-debtor directors of a company were dismissed as they did notinvolve property of the estate. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2021, LexisNexis #0521-010

Hornback, In re

Ruling: 
Amended motion for relief from stay was granted in order to allow for completion oflitigation in district court, rather than the bankruptcy court. (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 18,2021, LexisNexis #0521-003

Lucky's Mkt. Parent Co., In re

Ruling: 
Landlord was not entitled to an administrative expense for alleged damages resulting frompost-petition torts committed by debtor. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 17,2021, LexisNexis #0421-083

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

Ruling: 
Student loan debt was nondischargeable as debtor did not prove that based on currentincome and expenses, she could not repay her student loans and maintain a minimalstandard of living. (Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 17,2021, LexisNexis #0521-008

Beutel, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to attorney fee application was overruled because the services providedfrom the debtor's attorney were beneficial to the Chapter 13 debtor and fees were allowed.(Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 17,2021, LexisNexis #0421-078

Bennett Enters., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to reject a sale contract as executory was denied due to effect of subsequentstate court order. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 16,2021, LexisNexis #0421-081

W.R. Grace & Co., In re

Ruling: 
Claims had to be disallowed because the underlying causes of action had been dismissed ina state court lawsuit. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 16,2021, LexisNexis #0521-005

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