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Shawver, In re--GCAP Holdings LLC v. Shawver

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where creditor failed to establish required elements of fraud andmisrepresentation. (Bankr. E.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 23,2020, LexisNexis #0520-031

Bronx Miracle Gospel Tabernacle Word of Faith Ministries, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee was entitled to take control of estate property to prevent unauthorized use. (Bankr.S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 23,2020, LexisNexis #0520-066

Graham, In re--Adams v. Graham

Ruling: 
Pre-petition settlement agreement was not determinative of whether a debt was due to willfuland malicious injury for dischargeability purposes. (Bankr. S.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 20,2020, LexisNexis #0520-037

Amborn v. Dowell

Ruling: 
Unscheduled foreclosure claims were not abandoned upon closure of debtors’ cases andremained property of the estates. (Bankr. D. Or.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 20,2020, LexisNexis #0520-039

Kearney, In re

Ruling: 
Testamentary trustees could object to a debtor's motion to convert his Chapter 11 case to aChapter 7 as their economic and other interests would be directly affected. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 20,2020, LexisNexis #0520-045

Revels, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of plan was denied as it include a provision that was inconsistent with theBankruptcy Code. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 20,2020, LexisNexis #0520-047

In re Fin. Oversight & Mgmt. Bd.

Ruling: 
District court did not err in denying bondholders’ motion to be appointed as trustees to bringavoidance actions against the Government of Puerto Rico. (1st Cir.)
Court: 1st Circuit ( ) [ Circuit Court ]
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2020, LexisNexis #0420-092

Benzicron, In re--Baker v. Benzicron

Ruling: 
Creditor was denied summary judgment as nothing in the settlement agreement reflected anagreement that debtor would be precluded from discharging this debt. (Bankr. S.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 18,2020, LexisNexis #0520-032

C&L Supply, Inc. v. Morrow (In re Morrow)

Ruling: 
State court judgment that debt was nondischargeable was binding given debtor’s lack ofdefense and admission. (Bankr. N.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 17,2020, LexisNexis #0420-085

Nelums, In re--Nelums v. Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC

Ruling: 
Servicing agent was entitled to enforce a note as holder and creditor. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 17,2020, LexisNexis #0620-051

Hazelton v. Bd. of Regents

Ruling: 
Appellate court lacked jurisdiction as the district judge's remand order was not a finalappealable order. (7th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 16,2020, LexisNexis #0420-098

Gonzalez v. Muziknewum Nevada Irrevocable Spendthrift Trust (In re Zamora)

Ruling: 
Appellant's request to proceed in forma pauperis was denied as bankruptcy judges, who wereappointed under U.S. Const. art. I, lacked the ability to grant forma pauperis status. (Bankr.C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 16,2020, LexisNexis #0420-100

Morris, In re

Ruling: 
Government's motion granted where confirmation did not bar a subsequent and otherwisevalid assertion of setoff rights.(Bankr. N.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 16,2020, LexisNexis #0420-091

Jackson, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to reopen the Chapter 7 case was denied as debtor had not provided a reasonableexplanation for her failure to timely comply with the financial course requirement. (Bankr. E.D.Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 13,2020, LexisNexis #0420-077

Van Winkle, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to reopen Chapter 7 debtor's probate estate was granted as the representatives couldfile an adversary proceeding alleging a violation of the discharge injunction. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 13,2020, LexisNexis #0420-078

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