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Hernandez, In re

Ruling: 
Funds held by Chapter 13 Trustee at the time of post-confirmation dismissal ordered to bedistributed to the debtor. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 17,2020, LexisNexis #0220-096

All Phase Roofing & Constr., LLC, In re--Manchester v. Sharpton

Ruling: 
Transfers by debtor to defendant, though avoidable are not recoverable as trustee failed toestablish that the debtor's assets transferred to defendant had value in excess of liens. (Bankr.W.D. Okla.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 17,2020, LexisNexis #0320-016

Sharpton, In re--Manchester v. Sharpton

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge was denied because plaintiff proved that debtor caused his LLC to transferassets to him with actual intent to hinder, delay, or defraud the LLC's creditors. (Bankr. W.D.Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 17,2020, LexisNexis #0320-019

Gerard, In re--Gerard v. United States Dep't of Educ.

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to compel creditor to refrain from requirement of repayment or collection ofstudent loan debt denied as debtor not likely to succeed in showing that the creditor wasdischargeable. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 17,2020, LexisNexis #0220-085

Marinelli, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor supplier's claim was nondischargeable where debtor contractor owed creditor afiduciary duty. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 16,2020, LexisNexis #0220-082

Blocker, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' failure to perform under the consent order and settlement agreement failed toestablish false representation or actual fraud for purposes of nondischargeability. (Bankr. N.D.Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2020, LexisNexis #0220-058

Bryan, In re--Okla. DHS Child Support Servs. v. Bryan

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge was granted in part because although he failed to maintain adequaterecords, the failure did not make it impossible to ascertain his financial condition. (Bankr. N.D.Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2020, LexisNexis #0220-092

Woolley, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for relief from automatic stay and abandonment was granted absent timely objection.(Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2020, LexisNexis #0220-078

Heilbron, In re--Plaza v. Heilbron

Ruling: 
Collateral estoppel applied to make state court judgement that debtor caused an injury tocreditor or to his property binding in nondischargeability proceeding. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2020, LexisNexis #0220-083

Duits, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor did not violate the discharge injunction by seeking to collect nondischargeablestudent loan debt. (Bankr. S.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2020, LexisNexis #0220-086

Lymon, In re--Murphy Oil USA, Inc. v. Lymon

Ruling: 
Judicial estoppel foreclosed debtor from pursuing unscheduled state court action. (Bankr. E.D.La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2020, LexisNexis #0220-087

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