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VCR I, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for stay pending appeal denied because movant failed to show how the trustee,bankruptcy estate, creditors, and equity holders will not suffer substantial injury if a stay ofthe auction is granted. (Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 04,2018, LexisNexis #0618-029

Tejeda, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to the creditor's claim was denied where creditor's lien against the debtor'sreal property secures a right to payment and as such creditor has a claim against property ofthe debtor. (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 03,2018, LexisNexis #0618-001

Concepts Am., Inc., In re--Audette v. Kasemir

Ruling: 
Motions to dismiss were granted where court held that nondebtor substantive consolidationis not a remedy available to a court sitting in the Seventh Circuit. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 03,2018, LexisNexis #0618-002

IO at Tech Ridge LP, In re--IO at Tech Ridge LP v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co.

Ruling: 
Permissive abstention was appropriate as litigation could be timely completed in state court.(Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 03,2018, LexisNexis #0618-026

Zaretsky, In re--Zaretsky v. Zaretsky

Ruling: 
Awards received against debtor in state court judgment deemed nondischargeable asjudgment creditors proved by a preponderance of evidence that debtor's defamatorystatements were willful and malicious. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 03,2018, LexisNexis #0618-013

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

Ruling: 
Student loans were not excepted from discharge as the equity in the debtor's home wassufficient to pay the loans owed to the defendants in full. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 02,2018, LexisNexis #0618-014

Luciani, In re--Agin v. Grasso

Ruling: 
Trustees' motion to dismiss granted in part where plaintiff failed to state a plausible claimfor relief as his allegation of actual intent to defraud is insufficient. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 02,2018, LexisNexis #0618-016

Lane, In re

Ruling: 
Creditors' motion for production of taxes and documents was denied as the request served nopurpose other than to harass debtor. (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 02,2018, LexisNexis #0618-006

Battles, In re--Fulcher v. Battles

Ruling: 
State court judgment was excepted from discharge as debtor committed malicious injury byintentionally hitting creditor with intent to injure. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 02,2018, LexisNexis #0618-012

Thal, In re

Ruling: 
Court ruled that IRS violated the discharge injunction of both debtors where its interceptionof funds proved to be intentional. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 01,2018, LexisNexis #0618-015

Jade Invs., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss denied where creditor made no showing of subjective bad faith orobjective futility on the part of debtor or its principals. (Bankr. S.D. W. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 01,2018, LexisNexis #0618-019

Grooters Feedlot, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for permanent use of cash collateral was granted in part where bank wasoversecured and court found no substantial risk. (Bankr. N.D. Iowa)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 01,2018, LexisNexis #0618-036

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