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Byrnes, In re--Byrnes v. Byrnes

Ruling: 
Stay of nondischargeability proceeding could not be granted until district court ruled onmotion to withdraw reference. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 27,2021, LexisNexis #0721-070

Sirikanjanachai, In re--Sirikanjanachai v. Town of Hingham

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for contempt and seeking imposition of sanctions against a town for itsalleged violation of discharge order and order avoiding judicial liens were properly denied.(B.A.P. 1st Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 27,2021, LexisNexis #0721-058

Canuso, In re

Ruling: 
Transfer of shares from the estate upon bankruptcy filing pursuant to an assignmentagreement provision could be avoided. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 26,2021, LexisNexis #0721-039

Mosley, In re--Harper v. Mosley

Ruling: 
Creditor failed to meet all the elements for nondischargeability as he failed to prove by apreponderance of the evidence that a debtor intended to deceive him. (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 26,2021, LexisNexis #0721-037

Ahlan Indus., In re--Grand Rapids E Cigarette, LLC v. Mitten Pizza, LLC

Ruling: 
Trustee was the appropriate party to pursue avoidance and recovery of pre-petition fraudulenttransfer. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2021, LexisNexis #0721-042

Leongas, In re--PNC Bank, N.A. v. Leongas

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge was denied due to failure to disclose substantial funds paid by the familybusinesses towards the expenses of the debtor and his family. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2021, LexisNexis #0721-043

Aquino, In re

Ruling: 
Dismissal motion was denied as the trustee failed to carry the burden of proving by apreponderance of the evidence that cause existed under 11 U.S.C. § 1307(c) to convert ordismiss the case. (Bankr. D. Nev.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2021, LexisNexis #0721-067

Driggers, In re

Ruling: 
Retention agreements voided because no lawyer with the debtor's attorney's law firm wasadmitted to practice law in-state or before the court. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2021, LexisNexis #0721-038

Breland, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for stay pending resolution of a constitutional issue on appeal was denieddue to lack of likelihood of success and failure to demonstrate irrevocable harm would result.(Bankr. S.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 24,2021, LexisNexis #0721-027

Kneer, In re

Ruling: 
Case could not be reopened to consider request for revocation of discharge not referenced inthe original motion. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 24,2021, LexisNexis #0721-029

Jacobs, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor entitled to relief from automatic stay because debtor's and his spouse's multiplebankruptcy filings were part of a scheme to delay or defraud creditor. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 24,2021, LexisNexis #0721-030

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