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Toys "R" Us, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court overruled creditor's objection to the debtors' proposed assumption and assignment of the lease where the interest of the debtors in obtaining the full value of the lease outweighed any detriment to the creditor. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 31,2018, LexisNexis #0718-034

Minick, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss bankruptcy case was denied where court ruled that debtor's prepetitionconduct in which he had an extramarital affair was not the type demonstrating abuse ofprovisions of the bankruptcy law. (Bankr. W.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 31,2018, LexisNexis #0718-020

George, In re--Korn v. George

Ruling: 
Claims against debtor deemed nondischargeable as the violations of receivership order werewillful and malicious. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 30,2018, LexisNexis #0718-016

Al-Akwaa, In re--Al-Hamdani v. Al-Akwaa

Ruling: 
Motion seeking a declaration that the dowry is nondischargeable was denied where dowrywas contracted as part of a post-nuptial agreement made in contemplation of separation.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 30,2018, LexisNexis #0718-018

Parmley, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's objection to trustee's final report overruled where debtor's contention that no distribution should be made to creditor was without merit as creditor had properly allowed unsecured claim to which the debtor had not objected. (Bankr. M.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 30,2018, LexisNexis #0718-050

Smith, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' total financial situation as a measure of ability to pay, and bad faith were separateand sufficient grounds for dismissal. (Bankr. W.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 30,2018, LexisNexis #0718-021

Singh, In re--Capital One Equip. Fin. Corp. v. Singh

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge denied for multiple false statements and omissions directly related to thediscovery of his assets and liabilities. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 29,2018, LexisNexis #0718-023

Point Ctr. Fin., Inc., In re--Harkey v. Grobstein

Ruling: 
District court's dismissal of the appeal for lack of standing was reversed where Court ofAppeals held that attendance and objection are not prerequisites for satisfying the "personaggrieved" requirement for prudential standing. (9th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 29,2018, LexisNexis #0718-026

Andrews v. Mich. Unemployment Ins. Agency

Ruling: 
Debt for penalties was nondischargeable as debtors fraudulently obtained unemploymentbenefits from the state of Michigan. (6th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 29,2018, LexisNexis #0718-013

Cresta Tech. Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Court granted trustee's motion to enter into an agreement to settle a breach of contract claimand to amend an asset purchase agreement. (Bankr. N.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 29,2018, LexisNexis #0718-030

Cross, In re--Cross v. City of Chicago

Ruling: 
Court ruled that City must return debtor's vehicle as it failed to initiate a showing as to whyit should be allowed to retain vehicle. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2018, LexisNexis #0718-006

Pate, In re

Ruling: 
Pleadings rejected as involuntary bankruptcy petitions as they were odious, frivolous,abusive, and intended to intimidate, harass, injure, and damage the purported debtors. (Bankr.S.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2018, LexisNexis #0718-002

MobileDirect, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 bankruptcy case was dismissed as the debtor acted in a manner inconsistent with its confirmed plan. (Bankr. D. Mont.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 24,2018, LexisNexis #0618-111

Toys "R" Us, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Landlord's objections to the proposed assumption and assignment of lease overruled as there were no provisions in the debtors' lease or any applicable master agreement relating to tenant mix and balance that prohibited the assignment. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 24,2018, LexisNexis #0618-097

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