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Financial Oversight & Mgmt. Bd., In re

Ruling: 
Judgment for specific performance of public work projects was subject to the automatic stay asincorporated in the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act. (1st Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 25,2019, LexisNexis #1119-030

Edwards, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor’s refusal to return a motorcycle to debtor after unlawfully repossessing it was awillful violation of the automatic stay. (Bankr. W.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 25,2019, LexisNexis #1119-031

Scott, In re

Ruling: 
Adversary proceeding dismissed as the court did not have subject-matter jurisdiction overstate law cause of action challenging creditor's standing to enforce a note and mortgage. (Bankr.W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 25,2019, LexisNexis #1119-049

Fiano, In re

Ruling: 
Invalid lien in favor of debtor’s excluded from calculation of liens impairing debtor’s exemptproperty. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 25,2019, LexisNexis #1119-034

Pierce, In re

Ruling: 
Court abstained from hearing adversary proceeding as the claims asserted were state lawclaims that did not arise under Title 11. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 25,2019, LexisNexis #1119-050

Chan, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor's representations were knowingly false and made toforestall creditor's motion to withdraw as debtor’s counsel in state court case. (Bankr. N.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 25,2019, LexisNexis #1119-037

Batcheler, In re

Ruling: 
Termination of stay relief order was appropriate as the bankruptcy process resolved all of thepre-petition claims against the debtors and precluded further litigation. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 24,2019, LexisNexis #1119-026

Xing Ping Liang, In re

Ruling: 
Discharge was not denied as creditor did not establish debtor's knowledge of falsity orfraudulent intent. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 24,2019, LexisNexis #1119-043

Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, In re

Ruling: 
Transfer was preferential where it was made to a creditor, on account of an antecedent debt,and enabled such creditor to receive more than it would in a hypothetical liquidation.(Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 23,2019, LexisNexis #0919-087

Jones, In re

Ruling: 
State administrative determination of overpayment of state employment benefits hadcollateral estoppel effect and resulting debt was excepted from discharge. (Bankr. W.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 23,2019, LexisNexis #1119-038

W.R. Grace & Co., In re

Ruling: 
Court found that negligence claims against debtor’s insurer did not satisfy the derivativeliability and statutory relationship requirements necessary to be enjoined by the channelinginjunction. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 23,2019, LexisNexis #1119-041

Insight Terminal Sols., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss Chapter 11 bankruptcy was denied where attempts by a secured creditor tolimit debtors' access to the bankruptcy process were against public policy and invalid. (Bankr.W.D. Ky.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 23,2019, LexisNexis #1119-045

Allard, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee exercised appropriate judgment in recommending that proposed sales beapproved where liquidation of the properties was necessary to maximize the value of debtor'sestate. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2019, LexisNexis #1119-032

Bush v. United States

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court had related-to jurisdiction over tax dispute but should have relinquishedjurisdiction in favor of having the Tax Court handle the proceeding given that debtor’sbankruptcy was concluded. (7th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2019, LexisNexis #1119-033

Jeffery Micheal Hunt, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor’s claims based on debtor's embezzlement and willful and malicious conduct wasnondischargeable. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2019, LexisNexis #1119-036

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