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Clinton Nurseries, In re

Ruling: 
Court granted reorganized debtors' motion for entry of final decree and order closing theChapter 11 cases as debtors' estates were sufficiently administered in accordance with theplan. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2020, LexisNexis #0420-030

Beyha, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's case reopened based on a colorable violation of the discharge injunction where thecreditor's lien was divested by debtor's plan. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2020, LexisNexis #0420-047

Calais Reg'l Hosp., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor hospital failed to state a claim that contract and collection agreements with insurershould be avoided where the insurer paid debtor at the rates specified in the contracts. (Bankr.D. Me.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2020, LexisNexis #0420-043

Bukovics, In re--Bukovics v. Navient

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where creditor father's own testimony belied any claim that debtorsdeliberately and intentionally harmed him. (Bankr. W.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2020, LexisNexis #0420-038

Webb, In re

Ruling: 
Employer’s loan to debtor for software certification was not an educational loan excepted fromdischarge. (Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2020, LexisNexis #0420-040

Hrustanovic, In re

Ruling: 
No willful violation of discharge injunction where creditor presented debtor with severaloptions to release the lien on his vehicle. (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 02,2020, LexisNexis #0420-049

In re PES Holdings, LLC v. Official Comm. of Unsecured Creditors of PES, Inc

Ruling: 
A perfected security interest in insurance proceeds collected post-petition for repetition losswas not avoidable. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2020, LexisNexis #0420-044

Cowser, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of Chapter 13 plan denied as debtor residing in community property state didnot provide notice of his bankruptcy case to all creditors holding debts incurred by his wife.(Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2020, LexisNexis #0420-029

Lasalle Group, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's joint plan of liquidation was approved and confirmed as it complied with any and allthe applicable provisions of the bankruptcy code. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2020, LexisNexis #0420-046

Pioneer Health Servs., In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion to enforce the asset purchase agreement against purchaser LLC was grantedas APA unambiguously included historical patient records which the LLC declined to takeinto its custody. (Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2020, LexisNexis #0420-031

Thornton, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was not excepted from discharge where creditor failed to prove that debtor should beheld personally liable for LLC's debt to creditor. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2020, LexisNexis #0420-037

Orlandi, In re

Ruling: 
Filing of a state court action based on debtor's pre-petition personal guaranty violated thedischarge injunction as the personal guaranty was a contingent debt that was discharged inbankruptcy. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2020, LexisNexis #0420-041

Via, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was barred from filing bankruptcy for five years as he failed to abide by the orders ofthe court and intentionally and willfully failures to appear and prosecute any of his Chapter13 cases. (Bankr. E.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 27,2020, LexisNexis #0420-027

Sherwin Alumina Co., LLC, In re--Sherwin Pipeline, Inc. v. Sherwin Alumina Co., LLC

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court approved a sale "free and clear" of encumbrances including the state’sinterest. (5th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 27,2020, LexisNexis #0420-033

Worley & Obetz, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objections to certain proof of claim were overruled as the claims constituted"deposits" and were entitled to priority status. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 27,2020, LexisNexis #0420-035

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