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Zagaroli, In re--Mitchell v. Zagaroli

Ruling: 
Trustee could step into the shoes of the IRS to avoid pre-petition transfers under state uniformvoidable transactions law. (Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 03,2020, LexisNexis #1220-065

Boyd, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtors breached their duty to disclose changes in their income pursuant to theirongoing duty to amend their schedules. (Bankr. W.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 03,2020, LexisNexis #1220-070

SunEdison, Inc., In re--SunEdison Litig. Trust v. Seller Note, LLC

Ruling: 
Two-step transfer with securities ultimately being placed with collateral agent was protectedby the safe harbor from fraudulent transfer proceedings. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 02,2020, LexisNexis #1220-066

Fears, In re--Shapiro v. Mack

Ruling: 
Unrecorded deed conveying debtor's home to herself and her son could be avoided. (Bankr.E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 02,2020, LexisNexis #1220-067

Skandis, In re

Ruling: 
Court directed the U.S. Marshal to apprehend the debtor and made her explain failure tomeaningfully participate in meeting of creditors or file conversion schedules. (Bankr. W.D.Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 02,2020, LexisNexis #1220-054

Extraction Oil & Gas, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors reject transportation services agreements as a proper exercise of their businessjudgment. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 02,2020, LexisNexis #1220-056

Short, In re--Telos Ventures Grp., PLLC v. Short

Ruling: 
All but one of debtor’s 23 counterclaims in proceeding to find state court judgment claimsnondischargeable dismissed pursuant to the Rooker-Feldman doctrine. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 30,2020, LexisNexis #1220-062

Diocese of Buffalo, In re

Ruling: 
Court authorized the debtor to maintain its pre-petition fund investments in the fund, waivingthe requirements under § 345(b). (Bankr. W.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 30,2020, LexisNexis #1220-079

HL Builders, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Attorney's fees awarded against petitioning creditors in dismissed involuntary Chapter 11case. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 30,2020, LexisNexis #1220-051

Frontier Communs. Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Work to be performed by investment banker and financial advisor that debtor sought to retaindid not warrant a bonus above market compensation. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 30,2020, LexisNexis #1220-052

Brettschneider, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 trustee's motions to dismiss debtors’ petitions were granted as debtors had failedto commence making plan payments within 30 days. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 30,2020, LexisNexis #1220-071

Pride Aircraft, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor could not assume sublease that terminated prior to the petition date. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 30,2020, LexisNexis #1220-057

EPD Inv. Co., LLC, In re--Rund v. Kirkland

Ruling: 
Trust was entitled to a claim of $1,950,613 subject to adjustments and without interest as itacquired the claim in good faith but the funds were proceeds of a Ponzi scheme. (Bankr. C.D.Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 29,2020, LexisNexis #1220-068

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