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Energy Future Holdings Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Motions to allow late-filed proofs of claims were denied as publication notice of the bar datewas adequate for the movants who were unknown creditors of the debtors. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 27,2020, LexisNexis #1020-049

Frank, In re--Community First Bank v. Frank

Ruling: 
Request for a declaration regarding the existence of a partnership and to deny a discharge wasdenied as the plaintiff failed to meet its burden of proof. (Bankr. D. Neb.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 26,2020, LexisNexis #1020-016

Tribune Co., In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not err in approving cramdown plan over objections of senior noteholders as it did not unfairly discriminate among similarly situated creditors. (3d Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 26,2020, LexisNexis #1020-018

Diaz, In re--Diaz v. Viegelahn

Ruling: 
Court held the provision in Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan requiring debtors to turn over taxrefund amount in excess of $2,000 as invalid because it abridged debtors' substantive rights.(5th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 26,2020, LexisNexis #1020-020

Guillen, In re--Whaley v. Guillen

Ruling: 
Court approved the modification of debtor's plan without showing of changed circumstances.(11th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 25,2020, LexisNexis #1020-022

Koper, In re--Int'l Christian Broadcasting, Inc. v. Koper

Ruling: 
Sanctions were imposed, as the filing of the Rule 60(b) motion was contrary to debtor'sagreement to not challenge the stipulation. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 25,2020, LexisNexis #1020-024

Wilton Armetale, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee's motion to abandon common law causes of action against debtor's formerlegal counsel granted. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 25,2020, LexisNexis #1020-013

Garcia, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor was entitled to modify the automatic stay in order to proceed against debtor’s realproperty in rem. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 25,2020, LexisNexis #1020-002

Wagenknecht, In re--Colbert v. Littman

Ruling: 
Trustee could not avoid and recover payment to debtor’s law firm that was loaned by debtor’smother as it did not constitute a transfer of an interest of the debtor in property. (10th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 24,2020, LexisNexis #0920-091

Elford, In re--Schoonover v. Elford

Ruling: 
The obligations owed by debtor to plaintiff were nondischargeable as debtor admitted he wasintoxicated while operating the vehicle at the time of the head-on collision with plaintiff'svehicle. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 24,2020, LexisNexis #1020-007

Reagor-Dykes Motors, LP, In re--Reagor Auto Mall, Ltd. v. FirstCapital Bank of Tex., N.A.

Ruling: 
Complaint failed to give transferee fair notice of alleged preferential transfers. (Bankr. N.D.Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 24,2020, LexisNexis #1020-010

Law Solutions of Chi. LLC v. Corbett

Ruling: 
Sanctions were properly imposed on law firms that violated a settlement agreement. (11th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 21,2020, LexisNexis #1020-014

Ultra Petro. Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Court ordered the rejection of FERC-approved pipeline contract as it was in the bankruptcyestate's best interest. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 21,2020, LexisNexis #1020-003

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