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Stuteville, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss debtor's Second Amended Plan of Reorganization was denied where debtorhad shown that he had been and would be able to make all payments under the plan. (Bankr.D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 29,2020, LexisNexis #1220-072

Meadows, In re

Ruling: 
Completion of required financial management course waived where debtor died afterconfirmation and personal representative was completing administration. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 29,2020, LexisNexis #1220-073

Santiago, In re

Ruling: 
Sanctions denied as the Puerto Rico Land Administration had not met its burden to show thatdebtor's counsel's conduct was in bad faith. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 28,2020, LexisNexis #1220-030

Vista Proppants & Logistics, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' plan was confirmed as it was proposed with legitimate and honest purpose ofreorganizing their financial affairs and making distributions to creditors. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 28,2020, LexisNexis #1220-046

Rochester Drug Coop., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Creditor granted relief from stay to pursue its counterclaim for the setoff of the value ofreturned goods against debtor’s collection action. (Bankr. W.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 28,2020, LexisNexis #1220-032

Tennial, In re--Tennial v. REI Nation, LLC

Ruling: 
Dismissal of a bankruptcy appeal was affirmed because 14-day filing deadline remainedmandatory and the debtor missed it. (6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 28,2020, LexisNexis #1220-050

Chesapeake Energy Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Gas purchase agreement that did not contain a covenant that ran with the land was executoryand could be rejected. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 28,2020, LexisNexis #1220-035

Parrella, In re--Metcoff v. Parrella

Ruling: 
Debt was non-dischargeable due to debtor’s violation of state unfair trade practices act. (Bankr.D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 28,2020, LexisNexis #1220-040

Miralda, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor’s counsel award of fees and costs for work on summary judgment motion determinedusing the lodestar method. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 27,2020, LexisNexis #1220-029

Pyle, In re

Ruling: 
Automatic stay prevented the filing of post-petition liens as the liens were actions againstproperty of the estate and sought to improve the lienholders' status post-petition from postpetition creditor to secured creditor. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 27,2020, LexisNexis #1220-031

Palmer Equip., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to vacate a court order approving settlement and distribution of funds from sale ofequipment was not moot as the result of consummation of the sale because the remediesrequested did not affect the validity of the sale. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 27,2020, LexisNexis #1220-034

Juravin, In re--FTC v. Juravin

Ruling: 
FTC proved by more than a preponderance of the evidence that debtor intended to deceiveconsumers by marketing his weight-loss products while knowing they did not work aspromoted. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 27,2020, LexisNexis #1220-039

305 Petroleum, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Small business debtor that was a member of a group of affiliates whose aggregate debtexceeded $7,500,000 was not eligible under Subchapter V. (Bankr. N.D. Miss.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 27,2020, LexisNexis #1220-026

Rosales, In re--Morris v. King

Ruling: 
Defendant's noncompliance with § 329(a) warranted full disgorgement of attorney fees andexpenses disbursed from the personal injury settlement. (Bankr. D. Kan.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 26,2020, LexisNexis #1220-028

Filene's Basement, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Order entered enforcing the confirmation order and plan and settlement embodied in theplan. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 26,2020, LexisNexis #1220-045

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