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Kit Carson Home & Museum, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Dismissal of Chapter 11 case was appropriate where the debtor non-profit corporation lackedcorporate authority to file the case. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 12,2021, LexisNexis #0421-095

Itt Educ. Servs., In re

Ruling: 
Late payments were not protected from avoidance by the ordinary course of business defensewhere the longer terms were well outside industry standards. (Bankr. S.D. Ind.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 11,2021, LexisNexis #0421-090

Campbell, In re--Hoban v. Campbell

Ruling: 
Findings of the state court in the restitution order satisfied all requirements under the theoryof collateral estoppel and to accord plaintiff relief with respect to his count alleging exceptionto discharge. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2021, LexisNexis #0421-066

Balzano, In re--Summitbridge Nat'l Invs. LLC v. Balzano

Ruling: 
Creditor's complaint to deny debtor's discharge was untimely as it did not seek an extensionof the time to object to discharge by a motion filed before the deadline expired. (Bankr.E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2021, LexisNexis #0521-016

Sanchez Energy Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Creditor allowed administrative claim for standby day rate charges incurred after suspensionof drilling program, authorized by contract and enforceable under state law. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2021, LexisNexis #0421-085

McCary Meats, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's plan was confirmed as the plan was accepted by each holder of a claim or interest andby at least one non-insider class of impaired creditors. (Bankr. E.D. Wash.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2021, LexisNexis #0421-071

Caires, In re--JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA v. Caires

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for relief from stay was denied as moot as creditor had already obtainedrelief from stay to pursue a state foreclosure action. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2021, LexisNexis #0421-057

Glodowski, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for sanctions granted where movant met her burden of proof to establish that the casewas filed for an improper purpose, including to delay the parties' divorce and to increase costs.(Bankr. D. Neb.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2021, LexisNexis #0421-074

Retail Grp., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 plan was confirmed as it was proposed in good faith and debtors proposed theplan to maximize recovery to debtors' creditors. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 09,2021, LexisNexis #0421-096

Heidt, In re--Heidt v. BV001 Reo Blocker LLC

Ruling: 
Tax sale for less than reasonably equivalent value could be the basis for a fraudulent transferproceeding. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 09,2021, LexisNexis #0421-069

Combs, In re--Lim v. Combs

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee was entitled to use its strong arm powers to avoid a transfer ofthe debtor's interest to her parents via unrecorded quitclaim deed. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 09,2021, LexisNexis #0421-089

Interlogic Outsourcing, Inc., In re--OneSource Virtual, Inc. v. Interlogic Outsourcing, Inc.

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court had jurisdiction over an adversary proceeding brought by a softwarecompany against the debtor and the purchaser of the debtor's business, pursuant to theexecutory contract provisions of the Bankruptcy Code. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 09,2021, LexisNexis #0421-060

Hollister, In re

Ruling: 
Financing sought by debtor to be secured by priming lien that would put second lienholder inthird position denied. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 08,2021, LexisNexis #0421-080

Navient Sols., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Involuntary bankruptcy petition dismissed as filed in bad faith as numerous lawsuits werepending between petitioning creditors and debtor. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 08,2021, LexisNexis #0421-051

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