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Rigney, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor was not entitled to a determination that its claim was nondischargeable as debtorrationally believed that any sums owing for medical expenses had been paid by her insurerand there was insufficient proof that she had a culpable state of mind. (Bankr. E.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 27,2021, LexisNexis #1021-035

Scott, In re--Crampton v. Scott

Ruling: 
Transfer was constructively fraudulent because debtor was insolvent at the time of the transferor became insolvent as a result of the transfer. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 27,2021, LexisNexis #1021-042

Mullin, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not entitled to discharge a student loan as debtor had made only one voluntarypayment in more than 20 years, while his household income had been as much as 10 times hishousehold expenses. (Bankr. N.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 26,2021, LexisNexis #1021-040

Garcia v. Garcia

Ruling: 
Nondischargeability complaint dismissed as plaintiff did not establish that debtor made anymisrepresentation, either by affirmative statement or omission, regarding constructionpermits. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 25,2021, LexisNexis #1021-037

Cisneros, In re

Ruling: 
Dismissal of debtor's Chapter 7 case was denied where court found debtor's error in stating hisnet income instead of his gross income to be inadvertent and nonmaterial. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 25,2021, LexisNexis #1021-043

Gordon Bros. Cellars, In re--Kamiak Vineyards Inc. v. Gordon

Ruling: 
Debtors' proposed Subchapter V joint plan of reorganization was confirmed as it had beenproposed in good faith and not by any means forbidden by law. (Bankr. E.D. Wash.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 25,2021, LexisNexis #1021-044

Wooten, In re

Ruling: 
Extension of the automatic stay in Chapter 13 case was denied because the debtor was a serialfiler who had agreed not to file again for at least 180 days. (Bankr. N.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 25,2021, LexisNexis #1021-029

Nambakam, In re--Oil States Indus. v. Nambakam

Ruling: 
Judgment debt attributable to trade secret misappropriation was excepted from debtor'sdischarge. (Bankr. W.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 25,2021, LexisNexis #1021-034

Watters, In re--Reticulum Mgmt., LLC v. Watters

Ruling: 
Creditor failed to show that debt was nondischargeable because its evidence wholly failed toprove that debtor made any representation to the creditor with the subjective intent to deceive.(Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 24,2021, LexisNexis #1021-036

Simmons, In re--Creative Enters. HK v. Simmons

Ruling: 
Unscheduled creditor's debt was not excepted from discharge because the creditor's late proofof claim was filed in time to share in the distribution from the estate if assets were recovered.(Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 24,2021, LexisNexis #1021-038

Zayat Stables, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Court entered an order requiring turnover of the corporate debtor's electronically storedinformation, which was property of the estate. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 24,2021, LexisNexis #1021-041

Anderson, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss with prejudice was denied as debtor did not file the petition in bad faithbecause debtor believed that he was eligible and was following the advice of experiencedcounsel when electing to pursue Chapter 12 relief. (Bankr. S.D. Ohio)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 24,2021, LexisNexis #1021-045

Larzelere, In re

Ruling: 
Objection to debtor's motion to sell real property that had appreciated in value after filing wasdenied because appreciation of the property was not property of the estate after it vested atconfirmation. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 24,2021, LexisNexis #1021-048

Best View Constr. & Dev., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Judicial estoppel did not bar a debtor from rejecting real estate contracts as executory becausedebtor neither changed its positions nor obtained an unfair advantage. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 24,2021, LexisNexis #1021-031

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