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Insight Terminal Sols., LLC, In re--Insight Terminal Sols., LLC v. Cecelia Fin. Mgmt.

Ruling: 
Court granted the motion to intervene as movant's security interest in the creditor's asset was asubstantial legal interest in the litigation and the movant had a right to enforce, defend, orsettle the claim. (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 02,2021, LexisNexis #0721-073

Lac-Mégantic Train Derailment Litig., In re--Roy v. Canadian Pac. Ry. Co.

Ruling: 
Appeal dismissed as untimely as plaintiffs' motion for reconsideration of judgment in“related to” proceeding was late under the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and did notstop the accrual of the appeal period. (1st Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 02,2021, LexisNexis #0721-075

Phillips, In re

Ruling: 
Reconversion to Chapter 13 was discretionary and inappropriate given debtor's history inbankruptcy. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 02,2021, LexisNexis #0721-061

McGrath, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' case was dismissed for cause with leave to convert to Chapter 7 where their purposein filing bankruptcy was to undo a state court enforcement order. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 02,2021, LexisNexis #0721-062

Crowe, In re

Ruling: 
Plan confirmed as it had been proposed in good faith where the goal was to repay creditorsaccording to the terms set forth in the plan and it was feasible. (Bankr. D. Ariz.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 01,2021, LexisNexis #0721-065

Eht Us1, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion to dismiss denied because Singapore REIT was a business trust and aneligible debtor, and cases were filed in good faith. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 01,2021, LexisNexis #0721-051

In re--Nine Pont Energy Holdings, Inc. v. Caliber Measurement Servs. LLC

Ruling: 
Debtors were entitled to sell their assets free and clear of rights of service provider that couldbe fully compensated with monetary damages. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 01,2021, LexisNexis #0721-055

Bitman, In re

Ruling: 
Actions regarding debtor's interest in property violated the automatic stay where certificate ofsale was received after filing of debtor's bankruptcy petition. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 28,2021, LexisNexis #0721-052

Pieterse, In re--Pieterse v. Tyler Donegan Duncan Real Estate Servs.

Ruling: 
Court abstained from exercising further jurisdiction over the claims asserted in adversaryproceeding where Railworks factors weighed strongly in favor of abstention. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 28,2021, LexisNexis #0721-071

Banner Res. LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Involuntary petition dismissed where the creditor intentionally misrepresented that there hadbeen no transfer of any claim against the debtor. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 28,2021, LexisNexis #0721-072

Retail Grp., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
United States Trustee was not entitled to a stay of the exculpation and release provisions inconfirmation order and plan where releases were granted more than two months prior, whenthe Plan became effective. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 28,2021, LexisNexis #0721-074

Koger, In re--Koger v. Wilkinsburg Sch. Dist.

Ruling: 
Debtor's request for a reaffirmation agreement was denied as the agreement had to be madebefore the granting of a discharge and the creditor was opposed to any reaffirmation. (Bankr.W.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 28,2021, LexisNexis #0721-059

B&G Crop Farms, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Credit union's claim was not shielded from modification because debtors' interest in a creditunion share account that secured the credit union's claim was personal property, not realproperty. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 27,2021, LexisNexis #0721-064

Portuesi, In re--Portuesi v. Bank of N.Y. Mellon Trust Co., N.A.

Ruling: 
Dismissal denied as the trustee failed to carry the burden of proving by a preponderance ofthe evidence that cause existed to convert or dismiss the case. (Bankr. M.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 27,2021, LexisNexis #0721-066

Vander Hoff, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for relief from stay was granted because of the substantial doubts about theunemployed debtor's regular income. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 27,2021, LexisNexis #0721-054

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