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Morrissey, In re--Strahan v. Evans

Ruling: 
Debt owed to former spouse for overpayment of child support was excepted from discharge.(Bankr. D. Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2022, LexisNexis #0422-086

Budd, In re

Ruling: 
Court dismissed debtor's Chapter 13 case as his response to the order to show cause was to filea second plan that did not correct original deficiencies. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2022, LexisNexis #0422-091

Mitchell, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's preconversion objection to debtor's homestead exemption did not justify an award offees to trustee beyond commission rates. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2022, LexisNexis #0422-076

Gibbs, In re--Gibbs v. Nationstar Mortg. LLC

Ruling: 
Court abstained from ruling on proof of claim that involved issues currently pending in statecourt. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2022, LexisNexis #0422-094

Garcia, In re--Dobronski v. Garcia

Ruling: 
Judgment obtained against debtor in violation of the automatic stay was void. (Bankr. N.D.Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2022, LexisNexis #0422-082

Robinson, In re--Robinson v. Robinson

Ruling: 
Special verdict against debtor for conversion did not include any finding regarding wrongfulintent or willful injury that could provide a basis for nondischargeability. (Bankr. D.N.H.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2022, LexisNexis #0422-083

Deighan Law LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debt relief agency sanctioned for unlawful practice of law and providing substandard service.(Bankr. M.D. Ala.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2022, LexisNexis #0422-099

Ibbott, In re

Ruling: 
Cause existed to convert or dismiss the debtor's bankruptcy case as the debt arising from twostate court money judgments was noncontingent and liquidated debt. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2022, LexisNexis #0522-001

Eagan Avenatti, LLP, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion for authorization to use property of the estate was denied as there wasinsufficient evidence to find that it was in the best interests of the estate. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2022, LexisNexis #0422-056

Woodhouse, In re--Ceruti v. Woodhouse

Ruling: 
Statements and omissions in the debtor's bankruptcy filings were not grounds for denial ofdischarge absent evidence that the debtor acted with the requisite fraudulent intent. (Bankr. D.Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2022, LexisNexis #0422-089

Sherman, In re

Ruling: 
Court held that funds undistributed upon post-confirmation dismissal of a Chapter 13 casepresumptively should be returned to the person in whom the property previously was vested.(Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2022, LexisNexis #0422-077

Diget, In re--Diget v. Dubbeld

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtors lacked standing to object to a proof of claim where it could not be exceptedfrom discharge and there was no likelihood of a surplus. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2022, LexisNexis #0422-080

Creative Hairdressers, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Employer shared responsibility payment was an excise tax entitled to priority as it was aninvoluntary burden imposed by Congress. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2022, LexisNexis #0422-081

JCK Legacy Co., In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's filing treated as a motion for relief and his proof of claim was treated as a timelyfiled general unsecured claim as he was a known creditor and not provided with propernotice. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2022, LexisNexis #0422-098

Kalsi, In re--Purewal v. Estate of Kalsi

Ruling: 
Former spouse's domestic support award claims were nondischargeable and entitled topriority. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2022, LexisNexis #0422-084

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