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Campbell, In re

Ruling: 
Timing of proposed settlement order did not preclude debtor from receiving a discharge.(Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 09,2021, LexisNexis #0321-071

Cavanaugh, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor could address creditor's claim through a Chapter 13 plan, as even though debtor wasnot obligated under the note at issue, creditor nevertheless held an in rem claim againstdebtor's property. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 09,2021, LexisNexis #0321-056

Diamond, In re--Pergament v. Diamond

Ruling: 
Court granted trustee's motion to amend the complaint to cure the caption defect because hewas not seeking to assert any additional claims or add parties to the action. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 09,2021, LexisNexis #0321-074

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

Ruling: 
Student loan debt was not dischargeable due to debtor's employability. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 09,2021, LexisNexis #0321-061

Hoover, In re--Hoover v. Quality Loan Serv. Corp.

Ruling: 
Foreclosure sale to a third-party purchaser was void where irrelevant technicalities as to title,successor in interest status, and assumption of the loan did not counter the debtor's interest inthe property at the time of the bankruptcy. (Bankr. W.D. Wash.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2021, LexisNexis #0321-063

Jackson, In re--Byman v. Lee

Ruling: 
Trustee was entitled to judgment that a cash transfer constituted a fraudulent transfer as theaffirmative defense of reasonably equivalent value or good faith was not shown. (Bankr. S.D.Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2021, LexisNexis #0321-065

Fin. Oversight & Mgmt. Bd. for Puerto Rico, In re

Ruling: 
Court dismissed creditor's claim against Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation becausethe relief sought by group of objectors was inequitable and impractical. (1st Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2021, LexisNexis #0321-051

Betancourt, In re--Lugo Alejandro v. Betancourt

Ruling: 
Pre-petition injunction order could not survive the discharge granted to the debtor. (Bankr.D.P.R.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2021, LexisNexis #0321-067

Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court exercised discretion to create a second committee of unsecured creditorsconsisting of commercial creditors rather than abuse survivor. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2021, LexisNexis #0321-068

Jamieson, In re--Parkin v. Jamieson

Ruling: 
Debt was not dischargeable as creditors failed to prove that debt evidenced by defaultjudgment was obtained by actual fraud. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2021, LexisNexis #0321-057

White, In re--White v. White

Ruling: 
Plaintiff failed to state a claim for nondischargeability of debts based on breach of fiduciaryduty as the amended complaint was void of any mention of an express trust between plaintiffand defendant. (Bankr. W.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2021, LexisNexis #0321-058

Charlton, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtor's proposed plan was not confirmed as debtor had failed to establishadequate protection for landlord. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2021, LexisNexis #0521-019

Gayety Candy Co., In re--Liebowitz v. Kalamata Capital Grp. LLC

Ruling: 
IRS had a senior secured claim to the proceeds of debtor's assets not segregated under saleorder superior to state's inchoate interest. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 05,2021, LexisNexis #0321-054

Sheehan, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor could not seek authority to conduct discovery because the prospective examinationrespondents had not been properly served and a related adversary proceeding was pending.(Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 04,2021, LexisNexis #0321-073

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