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Grinspan, In re--Grinspan v. Grinspan

Ruling: 
Debtor's ex spouse and her attorney violated the automatic stay because it was the"enforcement" of a domestic support obligation. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2019, LexisNexis #0319-055

Boltz-Rubinstein, In re

Ruling: 
Bank violated the automatic stay when it engaged in debt collection efforts against the debtoras it failed to show that it was acting as servicer for the actual holder of the mortgage. (Bankr.E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2019, LexisNexis #0319-060

Easterling, In re--Easterling v. Easterling

Ruling: 
Discharge was not denied as debtors explained the loss of three pieces of equipment andcreditors failed to identify any missing records. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2019, LexisNexis #0319-066

Sunnyland Farms, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to compel arbitration was denied as the court did not have post-confirmationjurisdiction to compel creditor to arbitrate his alleged dispute with the reorganized debtor.(Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2019, LexisNexis #0319-047

Buckeye Activewear, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not entitled to have access to dismissed involuntary case's docket restricted as itfailed to meet the high bar imposed on requests for public access restrictions. (Bankr. N.D.Ohio)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2019, LexisNexis #0319-051

Bell, In re--Bell v. Herrera

Ruling: 
Court held that the agreement in question was not an executory contract as it was neverscheduled as an executory contract, and the Chapter 7 Trustee never assumed or rejected it.(Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 07,2019, LexisNexis #0319-061

Negrea, In re

Ruling: 
Disallowance order stood as a final order where it was a decision on the merits, had not beenvacated by statute, and was no longer subject to appeal or reconsideration. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 07,2019, LexisNexis #0319-054

Lopez, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for relief from stay denied where there was no post-sale delivery of trustee's deedbefore debtor's petition thus debtor had interest in his home when petition was filed. (Bankr.E.D. Wash.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 06,2019, LexisNexis #0319-056

Ross, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee of original mortgagee was entitled to a judicial confirmation that the automatic stayprovisions did not bar it from pursuing foreclosure remedies against debtor's property as thedebtor did not have any legal or equitable interest in the title of the property. (Bankr. N.D.Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 06,2019, LexisNexis #0319-028

Maximus III Props., LLC, In re--Zellers v. DiPaolo

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion for summary judgment on turnover of property denied where funds were notproperty of the estate when case was commenced. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 06,2019, LexisNexis #0319-065

Frame, In re

Ruling: 
Attorney's fee reduced by 25 percent across the board to account for unreasonable hourly rate,inflated time entries, and noncompensable items billed. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 06,2019, LexisNexis #0319-052

Sneed Shipbuilding, Inc., In re--New Indus. v. Byman

Ruling: 
Creditor's appeal from bankruptcy court's order approving the settlement and sale of thedebtor's shipbuilding business was properly dismissed because the appeal was moot. (5th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 05,2019, LexisNexis #0319-029

Cattle, In re

Ruling: 
Abstention in adversary proceeding was not warranted as it would potentially prejudice thebank's rights. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 05,2019, LexisNexis #0319-046

Hall, In re

Ruling: 
Adversary proceeding dismissed as defendant LLC properly excluded the $9.75 access fee fromthe finance charge. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 05,2019, LexisNexis #0319-031

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