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Beyha, In re

Ruling: 
The 180-day deadline for seeking revocation of an order of confirmation applied even if fraudwas discovered after the expiration of the deadline. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2022, LexisNexis #0522-022

Garcia, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court improperly denied stay relief for cause based on its erroneous conclusionsthat the residential purchase agreement was executory. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 10,2022, LexisNexis #0522-006

Smdonovick Ventures, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee's motion to dismiss debtor's case for failure to appear at the meeting ofcreditors was continued to permit the debtor to obtain new counsel. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 09,2022, LexisNexis #0522-002

Madoff, In re--Securities Investor Prot. Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Secs. LLC

Ruling: 
Trustee was entitled to avoid and recover fictitious profits received by a partnership onaccount of its investment in the Madoff Ponzi scheme as the property was "customer property"prior to the transfer. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 09,2022, LexisNexis #0522-019

Hill, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's case was dismissed as his certificate of credit counseling was insufficient as he didnot file a certificate or a motion to approve his certification of exigent circumstances. (Bankr.E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 09,2022, LexisNexis #0522-026

Esposito, In re--Ferris, Thompson & Zweig, Ltd. v. Esposito

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss adversary proceeding granted where plaintiff failed to state a claim forrelief based on embezzlement as pleadings failed to show how the debt arose out ofsomething more than a breach of contract. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 09,2022, LexisNexis #0522-014

Yahweh Ctr., Inc., In re--Cook v. United States

Ruling: 
Trustee's suit to void tax penalty obligations owed by the debtor to the IRS properlydismissed. (4th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 08,2022, LexisNexis #0522-017

Mayer, In re--Harrington v. Mayer

Ruling: 
District court erred in denying debtor's motion for leave to appeal the bankruptcy court's orderdenying without prejudice creditor's request for relief from the automatic stay as thebankruptcy court's order was final and appealable. (9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 08,2022, LexisNexis #0522-004

Karr, In re--Leo v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co.

Ruling: 
Bank should not expect the appellate court to impose an equitable remedy to correct amortgage the bank had already foreclosed in full satisfaction of its debt. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2022, LexisNexis #0522-016

AJT Servs., In re

Ruling: 
Judgment creditor was entitled to modify the stay to pursue its rights as claim preclusionprinciples prevented the debtor from relitigating those rights in the bankruptcy court. (Bankr.N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2022, LexisNexis #0522-005

Cleveland Imaging & Surgical Hosp., L.L.C., In re

Ruling: 
Plaintiff doctors and attorney sanctioned for filing meritless motion to vacate sale of assetsmore than five years after plan confirmation. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2022, LexisNexis #0522-025

Gross, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors could not claim an exemption greater than their equity in the subject real property.(Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2022, LexisNexis #0522-012

Mattson, In re--Lamb Mech. Servs. LLC v. Mattson

Ruling: 
Creditor was entitled to a judgment of nondischargeability regarding commissions shown tohave been earned by debtor through false pretenses. (Bankr. S.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2022, LexisNexis #0522-013

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