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Grinding Specialists, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Employment of local counsel was granted because it was essential and in the best interests ofthe estate. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 03,2021, LexisNexis #0421-001

Pressley, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to modify confirmed Chapter 13 plan to lower her payment due to her job notbeginning because of the COVID-19 pandemic was denied. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 02,2021, LexisNexis #0421-019

Tagnetics Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court awarded attorney fees incurred in enforcing settlement agreement with reduction fordebtor's noncompliance while appeals were pending. (Bankr. S.D. Ohio)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 01,2021, LexisNexis #0321-052

Nieto, In re--Nieto v. Sanam Ltd.

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to protection of the automatic stay while proceeding challenging validityof pre-petition foreclosure was pending. (Bankr. D. Nev.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 29,2021, LexisNexis #0321-053

Southworth, In re

Ruling: 
Continuation of a state court lawsuit would in itself cause harm to debtor and was not coveredby Taggart safe harbor. (Bankr. N.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 22,2021, LexisNexis #0221-086

Jain, In re--United States Trustee v. Jain

Ruling: 
Debtor was not entitled to summary judgment granting his motion for a discharge as paymentof all creditors did not render trustee’s proceeding for denial of discharge moot. (Bankr.D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 22,2021, LexisNexis #0221-088

Astria Health, In re

Ruling: 
Releases and exculpation provisions in a proposed Chapter 11 plan did not prevent planapproval. (Bankr. E.D. Wash.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 22,2021, LexisNexis #0221-092

Mohajer 12 Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not entitled to an order enjoining a state court receiver as it would be contrary tothe terms of a negotiated settlement agreement. (Bankr. S.D. Ala.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 22,2021, LexisNexis #0221-093

Southland Royalty Co. LLC, In re--Southland Royalty Co. LLC v. Halliburton Energy Servs.

Ruling: 
Creditor's postpetition actions did not fall under the exceptions created by 11 U.S.C. § 362(b)(3)rather a violation of automatic stay imposed in 11 U.S.C. § 362(a)(3)-(6). (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 22,2021, LexisNexis #0221-078

Phat, In re--Chen v. Phat

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where creditors had not demonstrated that the debtor intended todeceive them when he signed the settlement agreement or that he should have known that hecould not satisfy the terms of the agreement. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 21,2021, LexisNexis #0221-085

Uplift RX, LLC, In re--Shapiro v. Wall St. Health Servs.

Ruling: 
Good cause existed to allow a liquidating trustee to proceed on his motion for leave to amendcomplaint in avoidance proceeding after the scheduling order deadline. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 21,2021, LexisNexis #0221-087

Kupperstein, In re--Schall v. Kupperstein

Ruling: 
Discharge denied as debtor did not dispute that he knowingly omitted mortgage andassignment of rents from his schedule and his belated and illogical justifications only servedto enhance the appearance of fraud. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 21,2021, LexisNexis #0221-090

Winnegrad, In re

Ruling: 
Issues of good faith and whether debtors will be able to make all payments due were relevantto confirmation of modified plan. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 21,2021, LexisNexis #0221-095

Glaspell, In re--Glaspell v. United States

Ruling: 
Debtor's second amended complaint failed to state a claim upon which relief could be grantedas she failed to adequately plead, nor could she support, any viable legal claim to equitablesubrogation. (Bankr. N.D. W. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 20,2021, LexisNexis #0221-083

Foxwood Hills Prop. Owners Ass'n, In re--Foxwood Hills Prop. Owners Ass'n v. 783-C, LLC

Ruling: 
Debtor property owners association's claims against owners were related to the bankruptcycase. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 20,2021, LexisNexis #0421-020

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