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Wright, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor violated the automatic stay as he threatened the debtor with criminal action afterhaving notice of the bankruptcy filing. (Bankr. W.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 03,2019, LexisNexis #0120-030

Fliss, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's claim was disallowed as the co-obligor was the real party in interest who wasseeking to recover the extinguished debt. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 03,2019, LexisNexis #0120-034

Snaider, In re--Snaider v. Conn. Client Sec. Fund Comm.

Ruling: 
Debtor's restitution obligation was nondischargeable. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 02,2019, LexisNexis #0120-040

Best Home Performance of CT, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Punitive damages were awarded against petitioning creditor whose conduct demonstratedrecklessness, irrationality, ill will and malice. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 02,2019, LexisNexis #0120-028

Wilson, In re--Wilson v. Arbors of Cent. Park ICG, LLC

Ruling: 
Landlord's eviction action against debtors was in violation of the automatic stay as thelandlord was clearly aware of the existence of the automatic stay at the time of itscommencement and prosecution. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 02,2019, LexisNexis #0120-032

Alvarado, In re--Tobias v. Alvarado

Ruling: 
Creditor's pre-petition extension of credit to debtor constituted a nondischargeable debt to theextent reliance on debtor's misrepresentation was reasonable. (Bankr. W.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 27,2019, LexisNexis #0120-039

St Gilles, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's pro se Chapter 7 petition was dismissed for failure to file a certificate of creditcounseling. (Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 27,2019, LexisNexis #0120-027

Bardales, In re

Ruling: 
Settlement payment was property of the estate as it was "proceeds" of debtors' pre-petitioncause of action. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 27,2019, LexisNexis #0120-045

Yotis, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied motion to determine and disallow creditor's post-petition fees and expenses asthey were necessary to protect the creditor's rights. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 27,2019, LexisNexis #0120-049

Stuteville, In re

Ruling: 
Objection to claim overruled where debt constituted an allowed domestic support obligationclaim entitled to first priority treatment. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 27,2019, LexisNexis #0120-037

Aspen Village at Lost Mt. Assisted Living, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation was denied as debtors' plan did not provide a secured creditor with the presentvalue of its claim. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 26,2019, LexisNexis #0120-021

Tineo, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was excepted from discharge where creditor justifiably and reasonably relied on debtor'sfalse representation. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 26,2019, LexisNexis #0120-038

Heyl, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion in holding that appellants failed to demonstrateexcusable neglect for late filing of a notice of appeal. (B.A.P. 8th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 26,2019, LexisNexis #0120-042

Belew, In re--Rucker v. Belew

Ruling: 
Judgment affirmed where federal law provided no authority for bankruptcy courts to deny anexemption on a ground not specified in the bankruptcy code. (8th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 26,2019, LexisNexis #0120-011

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