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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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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 20,2021, LexisNexis #0221-083

Lemon, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not entitled to reopen her bankruptcy case as the motion was filed almost 15months after the case was closed and the motion failed to provide a valid excuse as to why thedebtor failed to timely complete the financial management course. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 19,2021, LexisNexis #0221-089

USA Gymnastics, In re--USA Gymnastics v. Ace Am. Ins. Co.

Ruling: 
Debtor's general liability insurers were not obligated to pay the bankruptcy costs as part oftheir duty to defend as the bankruptcy case was not a “suit.” (Bankr. S.D. Ind.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 19,2021, LexisNexis #0221-091

Schroeder, In re--Schroeder v. Stewart

Ruling: 
The attorney was ordered to disgorge all the fees he had received from the debtor. (Bankr. N.D.Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 19,2021, LexisNexis #0221-076

Epps, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's objection to the creditor's proof of claim was sustained where there was no merit tocreditor's argument that it was not subject to the 120-day time limit as it was not the party torequest relief from stay. (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 19,2021, LexisNexis #0221-097

Raines, In re--Kim v. Raines

Ruling: 
Judgment debt owed to debtor’s former spouse was nondischargeable as it was obtained inconnection with a divorce proceeding. (Bankr. S.D. W. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 19,2021, LexisNexis #0221-084

Colon, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to stay pending appeal denied for debtor's failure to demonstrate that she waslikely to succeed on the merits of her appeal. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 19,2021, LexisNexis #0221-100

United Ref. Co., In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation order satisfied the debtors' burden of proof of notice and discharge of claimsfiled by decedent’s estate 28 years later. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 16,2021, LexisNexis #0221-094

Jundt, In re

Ruling: 
Court dismissed the case where there was a stipulation that debtors' disposable monthlyincome exceeded the statutory threshold and the debts were primarily consumer in nature.(Bankr. D. Minn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2021, LexisNexis #0221-065

Royal Alice Props., LLC, In re--Arrowhead Capital Fin., Ltd. v. Royal Alice Props., LLC

Ruling: 
Permissive intervention by sole member of debtor allowed as it would aid the Chapter 11trustee and significantly contribute to the full development of factual issues. (Bankr. E.D.La.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2021, LexisNexis #0221-067

Barragan-Flores, In re--Evolve Fed. Credit Union v. Barragan-Flores

Ruling: 
District court's reversal of the confirmation of proposed plan was affirmed as the planviolated the requirement that debtors must select the same option for all of the collateralsecuring a single claim. (5th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2021, LexisNexis #0221-071

Savage, In re--Alliance Coal, LLC v. Savage

Ruling: 
Judgment lien the creditor obtained against debtors was not excepted from their Chapter 7discharge. (Bankr. N.D. W. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2021, LexisNexis #0221-060

Strickland, In re--Bone v. Strickland

Ruling: 
Debt to conservator charged with managing the affairs of the debtor's mother wasnondischargeable on grounds of larceny. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2021, LexisNexis #0221-061

Velasco-Rodriguez, In re

Ruling: 
Adequate protection was appropriate from the date of creditor’s motion but retroactive reliefwas not appropriate. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2021, LexisNexis #0221-077

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