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Norton, In re--Viles v. Norton

Ruling: 
State court judgment arising from the debtor's fraudulent loan modification scheme wasnondischargeable. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2020, LexisNexis #0220-081

Harispe, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee was entitled to summary judgment on avoidance claim as she established theexistence of a prejudiced creditor at the time of debtor's transfer of real property. (Bankr. D.Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2020, LexisNexis #0220-065

Vanguard Natural Res., In re

Ruling: 
County tax payments were preferential to the extent made on account of antecedent debts.(Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2020, LexisNexis #0220-066

Ritzen Grp., Inc. v. Jackson Masonry, LLC

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court denial of relief from stay is a final, appealable order. (Supreme Court)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2020, LexisNexis #0220-051

Wester, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's conversion to Chapter 13 was denied as debtors' schedules contained inaccuraciesand inconsistencies. (Bankr. N.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2020, LexisNexis #0220-067

Daffner, In re--Palisades Tickets, Inc. v. Daffner

Ruling: 
Plaintiff who was not a creditor of the debtor did not have standing to bring anondischargeability proceeding. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 13,2020, LexisNexis #0220-062

Christian, In re--Myka Ventures, Inc. v. Christian

Ruling: 
Creditor's objection to debtor's discharge was denied where court found debtor's testimony astruthful and credible. (Bankr. M.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 10,2020, LexisNexis #0220-069

Vertullo, In re--U.S. Bank N.A. v. Vertullo

Ruling: 
Plan including debtor's expired right to cure pre-petition default could not be confirmed.(B.A.P. 1st Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 10,2020, LexisNexis #0220-072

Lupatech S.A., In re

Ruling: 
Court granted Foreign Representative's motion to recognize and enforce orders to effectuatethe purposes of Chapter 15 and protect the interests of creditors. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 10,2020, LexisNexis #0220-073

White, In re--White v. Tekely

Ruling: 
Co-signer's action to collect nondischargeable student loan debt did not violate the dischargeinjunction. (Bankr. M.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 10,2020, LexisNexis #0220-061

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