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Huizar, In re--King v. Huizar

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor's actions were willful and malicious. (Bankr. W.D.Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 02,2019, LexisNexis #1119-089

Shears, In re--Smith v. Shears

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where tenant failed to prove that debtor acted willfully andwrongfully in removing debtor’s belongings. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 02,2019, LexisNexis #1119-090

Schatz, In re--Schatz v. United States Dep't of Educ.

Ruling: 
Debtor's student loan obligations were discharged on remand on grounds of undue hardship.(Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 02,2019, LexisNexis #1119-091

Bentley, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor did not violate the discharge injunction by not releasing a lien as the creditor'sconduct was not objectively coercive. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 02,2019, LexisNexis #1119-092

Coalinga Reg'l Med. Ctr., In re

Ruling: 
Committee of unsecured creditors was disbanded as it was not statutorily authorized inChapter 9 cases. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 02,2019, LexisNexis #1119-096

Holley, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's claims of exemption disallowed where unlisted personal injury claim was notabandoned. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 02,2019, LexisNexis #1219-014

Dowd, In re

Ruling: 
U.S. Trustee's motion to dismiss bankruptcy case was granted as the presumption of abusearose in the case and had not been rebutted by special circumstances. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 01,2019, LexisNexis #1119-095

Bowman, In re--Koressel v. Bowman

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor misappropriated property and his actions weredevious and reflective of an intent to defraud creditor. (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 01,2019, LexisNexis #1219-011

Edmonds, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor’s state-law claims based on conversion, unjust enrichment, and breach of fiduciaryduty were nondischargeable. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-005

Schroeder, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was allowed to bifurcate an undersecured mortgage claim on her principal residence asthe last payment on the original payment schedule was due before the final payment underthe Chapter 13 plan. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-023

Arthur, In re--Onuma v. Arthur

Ruling: 
Attorneys’ fees and costs awarded in fraud judgment as the seller's success on her commonlaw fraud cause of action were nondischargeable. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-007

McCool, In re--Beshears v. McCool

Ruling: 
Debtor’s misrepresentations regarding ownership of land and payment of creditor from saleproceeds resulted in nondischargeable debt. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-008

KOBA Limited Partnership, In re

Ruling: 
Fees charged for the services rendered by counsel to the estate were reasonable as the serviceswere necessary. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1119-076

F&B Enters., In re--Casey v. Ferreira

Ruling: 
Trustee was entitled to recover the fair value of the debtor's use and occupancy of estateproperty since the commencement of the bankruptcy case. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1119-093

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