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Bell, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not err in applying issue preclusion to district court's fraud judgment,resulting in its determination that the debt owed to the judgment creditor was nondischargeable.(B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2018, LexisNexis #0119-075

Gasson, In re--Premier Capital, LLC v. Gasson

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge was denied as he concealed his interest in a business he created with the intent to effectively shield his assets from the reach of his creditors. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2018, LexisNexis #0119-101

Angeron, In re

Ruling: 
Court could not confirm plan as the new value proposed was not reasonably equivalent to the scheduled value of the property to be retained. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2018, LexisNexis #0119-104

Hanna, In re--Hanna v. Compass Bank

Ruling: 
Case dismissed as it did not significantly have an effect on the efficient administration of debtor's chapter 13 estate. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2018, LexisNexis #0119-108

Papageorge, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to a discharge where trustee failed to establish a pattern of recklessdisregard for the truth and that the debtor acted with fraudulent intent. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0119-080

Pirogova, In re

Ruling: 
Petition for recognition of Russian insolvency proceeding as a foreign main proceeding wasdenied as there was no evidence showing that resident alien debtor had a place of operationsin Russia on the petition date. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0119-084

Smith, In re--Smith v. Me. Bureau of Revenue Servs.

Ruling: 
Automatic stay was terminated after thirty days where debtor filed a second petition forbankruptcy within a year of the dismissal of a prior bankruptcy case. (1st Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0119-068

Browne, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection sustained as debtor's interest immediately before the commencement ofthe case was not exempt from process by the IRS to the extent of a tax claim. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0119-071

Klisivitch, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for reconsideration denied as totality of the circumstances warranted a determinationthat debtor's case should be dismissed for bad faith. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2018, LexisNexis #0119-082

Ramos, In re

Ruling: 
Failure of the creditor to make a timely objection prevented it from challenging the validity ofthe homestead exemption claimed by debtor. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-073

Miller, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was dichargeable where creditor failed to establish that debtors caused a willful andmalicious injury to assignee and assignee did not identify any specific response to discoverydemands. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-076

George, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge revoked where debtor had knowledge of the court's order directing her toappear for examination but failed to do so. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-079

Knaak v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Ruling: 
Court noted that whether an obligation was or was not in default or was disputed was of noimportance in determining if the creditor has a claim against the debtor. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-061

Ilyev, In re

Ruling: 
Objections to confirmation of debtor's chapter 13 plan was overruled in part as courtconcluded that the case passed the objective and subjective tests for a good faith filing. (Bankr.E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-083

Ahmadi, In re

Ruling: 
Failure of the attorney to properly advise debtor of the fees incurred during the prosecution ofhis case justified a lodestar downward adjustment. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-066

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