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Katona, In re

Ruling: 
Revocation of discharge was appropriate where trustee had established knowingnondisclosures by the debtors. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2020, LexisNexis #0420-068

T Street LLC v. v. Jaques (In re Jaques)

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court's finding that bank did not reasonably rely on debtor's financial statementwas clearly erroneous and debtor was not entitled to be discharged from his debt. (5th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2020, LexisNexis #0420-086

Beauboeuf, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to prepay plan payments was granted as the motion made no changes to the plan andtherefore was not a modification. (Bankr. W.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2020, LexisNexis #0420-072

Itapemirim, In re

Ruling: 
Movant had standing to prosecute the motion to dismiss because he qualified as an entityaffected by the recognition order. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2020, LexisNexis #0420-073

Hillen v. Clarich Farms, LLC (In re Farmers Grain, LLC)

Ruling: 
Summary judgment motions in preferential transfer proceeding denied due to significantmaterial disputes. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 09,2020, LexisNexis #0420-090

Wigley, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy appellate panel erred in reversing approval of creditor’s claim as the claim had notbeen discharged in debtor’s prior bankruptcy. (8th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 09,2020, LexisNexis #0420-089

Ortega, In re--United States Tr. v. Maali

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy petition preparer sanctioned and enjoined from operating for engaging in theunauthorized practice of law. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 06,2020, LexisNexis #0420-051

Fetner, In re--McCarthy v. Hotel Street Capital, LLC

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for recusal was denied where debtor presented no facts or objectivearguments that reasonably demonstrated the court's prejudice or bias. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2020, LexisNexis #0420-074

1098 Blue Hill Ave., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's objection to proof of claim was overruled as the proof of claim was properly filed andexecuted. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2020, LexisNexis #0420-075

In re, 2020 Bankr

Ruling: 
Debtor's objection to proof of claim was overruled as the proof of claim was properly filed and executed.
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Peters, In re--Browning v. Peters

Ruling: 
Probate court judgment debt was non-dischargeable where it incorporated all necessaryelements to establish fiduciary fraud. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2020, LexisNexis #0420-061

Riehm, In re--Kerkinni v. Riehm

Ruling: 
Debt excepted from discharge where debtor's act of stabbing plaintiff was willful andmalicious. (Bankr. D. Minn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2020, LexisNexis #0420-065

Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Use of cash collateral approved to pay eight film companies that were critical vendors todebtor’s movie theater business. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2020, LexisNexis #0420-057

Calais Reg'l Hosp., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor hospital failed to state a claim that contract and collection agreements with insurershould be avoided where the insurer paid debtor at the rates specified in the contracts. (Bankr.D. Me.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2020, LexisNexis #0420-043

Clinton Nurseries, In re

Ruling: 
Court granted reorganized debtors' motion for entry of final decree and order closing theChapter 11 cases as debtors' estates were sufficiently administered in accordance with theplan. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2020, LexisNexis #0420-030

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