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Pullum, In re--Pullum v. SE Prop. Holdings, LLC

Ruling: 
Mediation settlement denied as it did not meet the paramount interests of the remainingcreditors. (Bankr. N.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 14,2019, LexisNexis #0519-074

Steenes, In re

Ruling: 
State was entitled to an order restoring the estates' assets to the debtors' personal ownership.(7th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 14,2019, LexisNexis #0519-045

Schall, In re

Ruling: 
College expense payments and car purchase obligation contained in child support section ofseparation agreement were from nondischargeable domestic support obligations. (Bankr. N.D.Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 14,2019, LexisNexis #0519-013

Alvarado, In re

Ruling: 
Dismissal of creditor's fraud claim denied as she alleged all of the essential elements for fraudunder state law. (Bankr. W.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 14,2019, LexisNexis #0519-032

Cestaro, In re--Girouard v. Cestaro

Ruling: 
Plaintiff did not have standing to object to discharge as he was not a creditor of the debtor.(Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 14,2019, LexisNexis #0519-070

Grigsby, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to convert to Chapter 7 granted in the best interest of the creditors where debtorsfailed to list creditors, omitted several assets and misstated their expenses. (Bankr. W.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 13,2019, LexisNexis #0519-044

Hampton Ventures, LLC, In re--Novak v. Town of W. Hartford Tax Collector

Ruling: 
Debtor was not entitled to a return of amounts paid to an unsecured creditor as confirmationwas binding. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 13,2019, LexisNexis #0519-029

Evans, In re

Ruling: 
Relief requested for violation of the automatic stay was denied as each offending call occurredafter the discharge order was entered. (Bankr. S.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 12,2019, LexisNexis #0519-034

Kisselburg, In re--Kisselburg v. Key Bank, N.A.

Ruling: 
Debtor's student loan debts were discharged in their entirety where she had not and wouldnot have the financial resources to repay her debts to the bank. (Bankr. W.D. Ark.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 12,2019, LexisNexis #0519-064

Franco, In re

Ruling: 
Extension of time to appeal claim disallowance denied for lack of excusable neglect. (Bankr.D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 12,2019, LexisNexis #0519-049

Paragon Offshore Plc v. Noble Corp. Plc

Ruling: 
Unjust enrichment claims were non-core proceedings as they did not invoke a substantiveright under title 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 11,2019, LexisNexis #0419-066

Goins, In re

Ruling: 
Summary judgment in avoidance proceeding granted where trustee failed to establish thatdebtor received less than a reasonably equivalent value in exchange for the transfer. (Bankr.N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 11,2019, LexisNexis #0519-038

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