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Aerogroup Int'l v. D.I. 1 Thl Corporate Fin.

Ruling: 
Court divided proceeds between two lenders asserting competing secured claims after sale ofsubstantially all of debtors' assets. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 26,2019, LexisNexis #0519-058

Saba, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for relief from stay and abandonment granted as debtor's schedules admitted that shehad no interest in the property, let alone any equity. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 25,2019, LexisNexis #0519-054

U.S. Tommy, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing Chapter 11 case due to debtor's failure tomake progress towards reorganization. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2019, LexisNexis #0519-071

Burciaga, In re

Ruling: 
Portion of severance pay was sufficiently rooted in debtor's pre-bankruptcy past that itconstituted property of debtor's bankruptcy estate. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2019, LexisNexis #0519-036

Motors Liquidation Co., In re

Ruling: 
Court denied creditor’s request to file a late claim against the general unsecured creditors asthe contingent claim sought reimbursement on a debt for which the parties were co-liable.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2019, LexisNexis #0519-057

Howard, In re

Ruling: 
Counsel was entitled to fees for services that were reasonable and necessary to benefit thedebtor toward completion of his case. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2019, LexisNexis #0519-050

Rose, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtor's FCA claim was properly barred by judicial estoppel as debtor previouslyfailed to disclose this litigation to the bankruptcy court. (5th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2019, LexisNexis #0519-066

Yahweh Ctr., Inc., In re--Cook v. Roberts

Ruling: 
Complaint in avoidance proceeding was dismissed as it failed to allege facts that couldestablish that debtor paid fees to the bank with the intent to hinder, delay, or defraud the IRS.(Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2019, LexisNexis #0519-068

Resler, In re--Resler v. Helton

Ruling: 
Claims for post-petition breach of consulting agreement were not properly removable. (Bankr.D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 21,2019, LexisNexis #0519-055

Trs. of Operating Eng’rs Local 324 Pension Fund v. Bourdow Contr., Inc.

Ruling: 
Proof of claim did not bar litigation of the amount of contracting company's liability as claimsdid not arise out of the same operative facts. (6th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 21,2019, LexisNexis #0519-056

Sims, In re

Ruling: 
Financial aid obligations that were "educational benefit overpayments" were not discharged indebtor's bankruptcy. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 21,2019, LexisNexis #0519-065

McMartin, In re

Ruling: 
Rent payment debtor made to defendant landlord was not a constructively fraudulent transferas debtor received reasonably equivalent value through the indirect benefit of rentreimbursement payment from another entity. (Bankr. D.N.D.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 21,2019, LexisNexis #0519-069

Dudley, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was prohibited from claiming insurance policies as exempt where policies wereexcluded from debtor's estate and the automatic stay did not apply. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2019, LexisNexis #0519-060

Correra, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's IRAs were not entitled to an exemption as they were not qualified accounts under theInternal Revenue Code. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2019, LexisNexis #0519-061

Slaieh, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not collaterally estopped to deny willfulness where the issue had not beenlitigated in state malicious prosecution action. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2019, LexisNexis #0519-063

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