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Kubatka, In re--United States Tr. v. Kubatka

Ruling: 
Debtors' voluntary retirement account contributions should not be considered as disposableincome when assessing their ability to pay. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-018

Woodson, In re--Layng v. Scott

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy petition preparer barred from serving in that capacity for failing to put her nameand address on a number of petitions. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-002

Brody, In re--William M. Bryan, Inc. v. Brody

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor was acting in a fiduciary capacity when heimproperly diverted the trust funds to himself. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1119-087

Edmonds, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor’s state-law claims based on conversion, unjust enrichment, and breach of fiduciaryduty were nondischargeable. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-005

Schroeder, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was allowed to bifurcate an undersecured mortgage claim on her principal residence asthe last payment on the original payment schedule was due before the final payment underthe Chapter 13 plan. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-023

Arthur, In re--Onuma v. Arthur

Ruling: 
Attorneys’ fees and costs awarded in fraud judgment as the seller's success on her commonlaw fraud cause of action were nondischargeable. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-007

KOBA Limited Partnership, In re

Ruling: 
Fees charged for the services rendered by counsel to the estate were reasonable as the serviceswere necessary. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1119-076

McCool, In re--Beshears v. McCool

Ruling: 
Debtor’s misrepresentations regarding ownership of land and payment of creditor from saleproceeds resulted in nondischargeable debt. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-008

F&B Enters., In re--Casey v. Ferreira

Ruling: 
Trustee was entitled to recover the fair value of the debtor's use and occupancy of estateproperty since the commencement of the bankruptcy case. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1119-093

Iftiu, In re--Lowery v. Iftiu

Ruling: 
Debtor's various misrepresentations and omissions surrounding store transaction resulted innondischargeable debt. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-009

LLC 1 07ch12487, In re

Ruling: 
Court was correct in dismissing the debtor’s Chapter 7 case for cause as it was primarily a two-party dispute. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1119-094

Thornhill, In re--Vrana v. Thornhill

Ruling: 
Debtor’s fiduciary defalcation was not subject to immunity under state law and resulted innondischargeable debt. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-010

Waite, In re--Horvath v. Waite

Ruling: 
Debt was not nondischargeable on grounds of fiduciary defalcation where creditors failed toestablish the existence of an express trust. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 27,2019, LexisNexis #1119-063

Hartman, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor’s nondischargeability complaint dismissed where he had not alleged withparticularity any fraud or larceny. (Bankr. N.D. W. Va.)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 27,2019, LexisNexis #1119-065

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