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Bristol, In re--Vara v. Bristol

Ruling: 
Summary judgment in proceeding for denial of discharge granted in part. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2021, LexisNexis #1121-040

Zilkha Biomass Selma, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Co-defendants' motion to extend the automatic stay denied as the automatic stay does notprovide a mechanism to extend the stay to non-debtors. (Bankr. S.D. Ala.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2021, LexisNexis #1121-028

Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, In re

Ruling: 
Former seminarian denied relief from stay to pursue defamation action against diocese. (Bankr.D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2021, LexisNexis #1121-029

Holton, In re

Ruling: 
Mortgage lender allowed fees and expenses as reimbursable by debtors despite lender's latefiled notice of fees that provided no itemization of the fees and expenses. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2021, LexisNexis #1121-048

Hamza-Haris, In re--Poddar v. Hamza-Haris

Ruling: 
Creditor failed to prove nondischargeability as he failed to prove that the debtors had anintent to deceive him by promising to perform repairs on the subject vehicle. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2021, LexisNexis #1121-033

BCB Contr. Servs., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Sanctions were awarded against the attorney for filing a frivolous petition in bad faith and foran improper purpose. (Bankr. D. Ariz.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2021, LexisNexis #1121-050

Bear Communs., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Committee's application to employ counsel retroactive to date of law firm's retention waswarranted as the standards for employment of professionals were met and extraordinarycircumstances were shown to permit employment as of the date of retention. (Bankr. D. Kan.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2021, LexisNexis #1121-042

Ramirez, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion to prohibit law firm from seeking compensation denied as court approvedtrustee's application to employ the firm nunc pro tunc. (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2021, LexisNexis #1121-027

Purdue Pharma L.P., In re

Ruling: 
Plan's third-party claims release provision allowed provided debtor's conduct is shown to be alegal cause of the released claims. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2021, LexisNexis #1121-043

Brown, In re--Fuciarelli v. Brown

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor intended to deceive plaintiff when he told him thatthe money would be used for business working capital, to expand the business, and to hirenew employees. (Bankr. D. Ariz.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2021, LexisNexis #1121-035

Topp, In re

Ruling: 
Court applied the treasury bond as base rate where the secured creditor held notes andmortgages against real estate. (Bankr. S.D. Iowa)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2021, LexisNexis #1121-020

Klug, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors were permitted to avoid creditor's lien to the full extent of the exemption available asWisconsin law did not prohibit avoidance of a nonpossessory, nonpurchase-money securityinterest. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2021, LexisNexis #1121-008

Woods, In re--First Priority Bank v. Woods

Ruling: 
Bank's motion to dismiss denied as the bank reasonably relied on written falserepresentations in extending credit to the debtor and alleged that the debtor knowingly andwrongfully disposed of the bank's collateral. (Bankr. N.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2021, LexisNexis #1121-010

Bryant, In re--Bryant v. Educ. Credit Mgmt. Corp.

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable as the debtor established reasonable and minimal standard ofliving and paying the educational loan would not be an undue hardship. (Bankr. D.D.C.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 15,2021, LexisNexis #1121-013

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