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Corporate Colocation, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor’s use of cash collateral to pay non-business expenses was not authorized. (Bankr. C.D.Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 04,2022, LexisNexis #0522-032

Corporate Colocation, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to extend its deadline to assume or reject unexpired leases was denied as theassumption/rejection deadline may not be extended beyond 300 days following the petitiondate. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 24,2022, LexisNexis #0522-033

Lupton Consulting LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Fees sought by debtors' counsel were not subject to denial as court could not make the broadfinding that counsel's services were not reasonably likely to benefit the debtors' estates at thetime the services were rendered. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2022, LexisNexis #0522-029

PSG Mortg. Lending Corp., In re--Brugnara v. Greenfield

Ruling: 
Remand of adversary proceeding to state court was not warranted because the complaint wasdeeply interrelated with both the underlying bankruptcy and with another relatedbankruptcy. (Bankr. N.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2022, LexisNexis #0522-046

Moore v. Berry (In re Moore)

Ruling: 
Court denied motion to dismiss as the trustee and the debtor did not lack standing to bring theavoidance proceeding. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 21,2022, LexisNexis #0522-042

Juntoff, In re--IRS v. Juntoff

Ruling: 
Court erred in finding that the shared responsibility payment for failing to obtain healthinsurance was not a tax measured by income as the SRP was calculated as a percentage ofhousehold income. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 21,2022, LexisNexis #0522-035

Chambers, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 discharge would have constituted abuse where the debtor could pay a meaningfulamount to his unsecured creditors in a hypothetical Chapter 13 plan. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 18,2022, LexisNexis #0522-043

Northeast Gas Generation, LLC

Ruling: 
Court denied motion to reopen debtor’s Chapter 11 case to make even a small modificationdenied as the plan had been substantially consumated. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 18,2022, LexisNexis #0522-045

Perez, In re

Ruling: 
Court erred in finding that the shared responsibility payment for failing to obtain healthinsurance was not a tax measured by income as the SRP was calculated as a percentage ofhousehold income. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 17,2022, LexisNexis #0522-036

Calvin, In re--McCallister v. Teague

Ruling: 
Debtor was limited to an accounting and turnover of property of the estate and could recoverdamages. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 17,2022, LexisNexis #0522-041

Ito, In re

Ruling: 
Fees debtor's counsel collected were unreasonable and were ordered to be refunded to her ashe willfully violated multiple bankruptcy statutes and rules by failing to obtain his client'swritten consent to file the petition. (Bankr. D. Haw.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 17,2022, LexisNexis #0522-027

Hunt, In re--Lin v. Hunt

Ruling: 
Debtors were entitled to a portion of their reasonable attorney's fees as creditors could notsatisfy their statutory burden to show all of their claims against debtors were substantiallyjustified. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 16,2022, LexisNexis #0522-040

Burnett, In re

Ruling: 
Retainer agreement between debtor and law group was declared void and cancelled wheredisclosure filed by attorney failed to comply with § 329(a). (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 16,2022, LexisNexis #0522-028

Hammond, In re

Ruling: 
Despite the Supreme Court's Raleigh decision, the trustee had the burden of proof inobjecting to debtor's homestead exemption. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 16,2022, LexisNexis #0522-048

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