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Raspberry Creek Fabrics, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's Subchapter V plan was confirmed as it complied with, and satisfied, all of theapplicable plan requirements. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2023, LexisNexis #0224-017

Chuza Oil Co., In re--Montoya v. Goldstein

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court correctly concluded that the earmarking doctrine was an available defensefor debtor's transfers to the principal's mother of money loaned to it for that purpose. (10thCir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2023, LexisNexis #0224-035

Evans, In re

Ruling: 
Court disregarded a secured claim in a solar panel system installed on the roof of the debtors'house as the panels were not fixtures, but consumer goods. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2023, LexisNexis #0224-010

Waters, In re--Green Prairies, LLC v. Waters

Ruling: 
Debtor's assertion that he could fix mistakes made in connection with the filing simply byamending the petition as of right was improper. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2023, LexisNexis #0224-049

Kelly, In re

Ruling: 
Case dismissed with prejudice due to debtor’s abuse of the provisions, purpose, and spirit ofChapter 13. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2023, LexisNexis #0224-002

Richards, In re--Richards v. Richards

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not err by denying the debtor leave to amend her crosscomplaint underthe California anti-SLAPP statute as it could not be successfully amended. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2023, LexisNexis #0224-072

MV Realty PBC, LLC, In re--MV Realty of N.C., LLC v. N.C. Real Est. Comm'n

Ruling: 
State real estate licensing agency could proceed with disciplinary action against debtorpursuant to the police and regulatory powers exception to the automatic stay. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 09,2023, LexisNexis #0224-029

WC Alamo Indus. Ctr., LP, In re--Lanark, LLC v. Alamo Lanark, LLC

Ruling: 
Remand of adversary proceeding to state court was not warranted as the bankruptcy court hadjurisdiction of the matter at the time of removal. (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 08,2023, LexisNexis #0224-022

Diocese of Rochester, In re

Ruling: 
Motion seeking approval of the settlement agreement was not and had not been rendered anullity and moot by the conveyance of the yet unaccepted post-settlement offer. (Bankr.W.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 08,2023, LexisNexis #0224-024

Moreno, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to deduct from current monthly income the full amount of the IRS LocalHousing and Utilities Standard. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 07,2023, LexisNexis #0224-019

Banyan Cay Resort & Golf, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Secured creditor was entitled to be paid from all estate recoveries, no matter the source, untilits claims were paid in full. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 07,2023, LexisNexis #0224-006

6525 Belcrest Rd., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor was entitled to file a proof of claim for damages caused by the rejection of a groundlease as an assignor arguably remained liable on a contract following an assignment.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 07,2023, LexisNexis #0124-079

Kennedy, In re

Ruling: 
Compensation for lender’s attorney's fees and expenses incurred in state court collectionaction allowed only in part. (Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 07,2023, LexisNexis #0124-080

Tarpenning, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for relief from the automatic stay granted as the bankruptcy court did not see anyprejudice to the debtor or the estate if the motion were granted. (Bankr. S.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2023, LexisNexis #0224-005

Ascentra Holdings, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Foreign representative of debtor was not entitled to the denial of requested discovery as theparties' motions and oppositions gave rise to contested matters that triggered discovery rights.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 05,2023, LexisNexis #0124-098

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