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Batista-Sanchez, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's confirmed Chapter 11 plan extinguished creditor's second mortgage where treatmentof the second mortgage was binding once the plan was confirmed. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 14,2019, LexisNexis #1019-047

Wettersten, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where causes of plaintiff's injuries were accidental, not malicious.(Bankr. N.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 14,2019, LexisNexis #1019-035

Cantrell, In re

Ruling: 
Loan modification agreement did not violate the discharge injunction as it was not areaffirmation agreement. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 14,2019, LexisNexis #1019-038

Generation Res. Holding Co., In re

Ruling: 
Trustee was allowed to recover proceeds of fraudulently-transferred property. (Bankr. D. Kan.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 14,2019, LexisNexis #1019-041

A&P, In re

Ruling: 
Court did not have the power to waive or extend the statute of limitations where debtors haddone nothing to mislead movant as to the statutory deadline. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 14,2019, LexisNexis #1019-025

Conrad, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' plan was not proposed in good faith as it failed to commit all of debtors' monthlydisposable income for the benefit of unsecured non-priority creditors. (Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 13,2019, LexisNexis #1019-048

Sterling, In re

Ruling: 
Court erred in failing to hold creditor in contempt for his lawyers’ violation of the dischargeinjunction despite the creditor's knowledge of the discharge order. (7th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 13,2019, LexisNexis #1019-037

Lemmons, In re

Ruling: 
Post-petition lien of creditor mortgage company was avoidable as debtor's post-petitionrefinance was done without court authorization. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 13,2019, LexisNexis #1019-040

St. Laurent, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to damages as the debtor's landlord prosecuted its forcible entry anddetainer complaint with knowledge of debtor's bankruptcy filing. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 12,2019, LexisNexis #1019-029

Kurtz, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was excepted from discharge where debtor's false representation under crop shareagreement proximately caused the creditors to suffer damages. (Bankr. D. Neb.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 12,2019, LexisNexis #1019-013

Durr Mech. Constr., In re

Ruling: 
Automatic stay extension to non-debtor insurers was warranted as continuation of state courtlitigation against the insurers would have an adverse economic impact on the estate and itsunsecured creditors. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 12,2019, LexisNexis #1019-003

Pansier, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for recusal denied as the debtors failed to establish that the assigned judge hadformed an opinion so extreme that fair judgment appeared impossible or that the judge wasunduly biased against the debtors. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 12,2019, LexisNexis #1019-022

Cheeks, In re

Ruling: 
Relief from stay was granted to permit creditors to record a trustee's deed and to exercise theirstate law remedies as legal title was in the name of debtor’s husband and the property wasnever property of debtor's bankruptcy estate. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 12,2019, LexisNexis #1019-006

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