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Porter, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to reopen case to discharge student loan debt denied as debtor's schedules did notidentify any debts as student loans. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2019, LexisNexis #0519-051

Rodriguez, In re

Ruling: 
Reconsideration of order to remand preliminary injunction enforcement matter denied asdebtor failed to meet his burden of persuasion that the remand order was the product of clearerror or was manifestly unjust. (Bankr. D. Nev.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2019, LexisNexis #0519-053

Schmanek, In re--Alibert v. Schmanek

Ruling: 
Creditor failed to prove her claims were nondischargeable where allegations at most involvedsubstandard construction work but did not establish knowing misrepresentations or fraud.(Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 18,2019, LexisNexis #0519-062

O'Reilly, In re--Beveridge v. Vidunas

Ruling: 
Post-confirmation modification denied for lack of unanticipated change in circumstances.(Bankr. S.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 18,2019, LexisNexis #0519-047

Arquidiocesis de San Juan de Puerto Rico, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy case dismissed due to debtor's failure to comply with the court's reportingrequirements. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 18,2019, LexisNexis #0519-072

Grading, In re

Ruling: 
Conversion to Chapter 7 denied as there was no substantial loss or continuing diminution ofthe estate. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 15,2019, LexisNexis #0519-019

Burden, In re

Ruling: 
Case dismissed without a discharge for debtor's failure to file his financial managementcertificate. (Bankr. S.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 15,2019, LexisNexis #0519-046

Johnson, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's misrepresentation that he was purchasing a vehicle for his own personal use wassufficiently material to warrant an exception from discharge. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 15,2019, LexisNexis #0519-009

Nunez, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where creditor failed to prove that debtor knew that therepresentations he made with respect to secured vehicles were false and that debtor acted withfraudulent intent. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 15,2019, LexisNexis #0519-012

Ferguson, In re

Ruling: 
Court concluded that of counsel agreement was a thinly veiled, albeit fully disclosed, attemptto bypass the prohibition against fee sharing. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 15,2019, LexisNexis #0519-031

Hoffman, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion to reopen debtor's case to disburse creditor refunds and file a new finalreport and account was granted as debtor's request to modify her plan was untimely. (Bankr.W.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 15,2019, LexisNexis #0519-052

Burris, In re

Ruling: 
Court concluded that sanctions judgment was dischargeable as debtor's actions were notwillful and malicious. (Bankr. W.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 15,2019, LexisNexis #0519-014

Sangha, In re

Ruling: 
Malicious injury was established by state court judgment as the issue was actually litigatedbut the issue of willfulness could be relitigated. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 15,2019, LexisNexis #0519-033

McCutcheon, In re--Kupersmith v. McCutcheon

Ruling: 
Creditor was permitted to assert revocation claim as he retained pecuniary interest in thebankruptcy case even if his claim was disallowed. (Bankr. M.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 15,2019, LexisNexis #0519-073

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