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Thomas, In re

Ruling: 
Appointment of chapter 11 trustee granted as it was in the best interests of the creditors as well as the estate. (Bankr. W.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 18,2019, LexisNexis #0219-085

Thorpe, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's contested matter was dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction because itinvolved a post-confirmation mortgage servicing dispute filed years after confirmation of thedebtor's Chapter 12 plan. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 17,2019, LexisNexis #0219-068

Jackson, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' motion to use collision insurance proceeds to buy a replacement vehicle was deniedas the proceeds were not property of the estate. (Bankr. M.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 16,2019, LexisNexis #0219-052

Ollis, In re

Ruling: 
Automatic stay was inapplicable to equipment as it was not a property of debtor's bankruptcyestate. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 16,2019, LexisNexis #0219-062

Snaak, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for reconsideration was denied where court deemed that debtor's unsecureddebt exceed the eligibility limits to file Chapter 13 case. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2019, LexisNexis #0219-049

Robinson, In re--Aspire Fed. Credit Union v. Robinson

Ruling: 
Dismissal of proceeding for denial of discharge denied as debtor's alleged failure to maintain adequate books and records was adequately pleaded. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 11,2019, LexisNexis #0219-042

Montalvo, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's objection to claim based on prepetition execution sale of properties in order to satisfy a state-court judgment overrruled. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 11,2019, LexisNexis #0219-030

Luithle, In re

Ruling: 
Divorce decree that required the debtor to maintain certain life insurance with his ex-wife listed as the beneficiary was nondischargeable as it was an obligation in the nature of support and alimony. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 10,2019, LexisNexis #0219-033

Cassidy, In re

Ruling: 
State court's consent order and damages the state court awarded the debtor created a debt that was nondischargeable. (Bankr. W.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 10,2019, LexisNexis #0219-034

Traylor, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of chapter 13 plan was denied as debtors were not permitted to claim a vehicle ownership deduction on their means test for a high-interest non-purchase money title loan. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 10,2019, LexisNexis #0219-041

Horton, In re

Ruling: 
Lender that asserted right to foreclose against debtor's real property was entitled to seek stay relief without needing to prove that it owned the note. (Bankr. D.D.C.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 08,2019, LexisNexis #0219-026

Goione, In re

Ruling: 
Application of statutory judgment rate did not impermissibly modify the rights of the creditoras the impairment of its contractual rights did not arise by virtue of the debtor's plan. (Bankr.D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 08,2019, LexisNexis #0219-067

Schletter Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court requested limited withdrawal of reference of proceedings related to creditor's failure tocomply with court orders. (Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 07,2019, LexisNexis #0319-045

Dobbs, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor could not avoid a secured mortgage lien that was otherwise enforceable underapplicable law. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 07,2019, LexisNexis #0219-055

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