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Wilson v. Rigby

Ruling: 
Judgment affirmed where bankruptcy court properly held that debtor could not claim more than the value of the equity in her home as of the petition date where the actual equity in her home on that date was undisputed. (9th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 27,2018, LexisNexis #0119-041

Draper, In re--Robert 100, LLC v. Draper

Ruling: 
Court dismissed creditor's complaint with prejudice where debtor did not make a statement in writing nor caused the written statement to be made or published with intent to deceive. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 27,2018, LexisNexis #0119-038

Clark, In re--Clark v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc.

Ruling: 
Mortgagee's motion for summary judgment was denied where it failed to file a response to the trustee's final cure notice despite being advised that sanctions could be imposed for such failure. (Bankr. N.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 26,2018, LexisNexis #0119-058

Martin, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss debtor's case for lack of good faith was denied as evidence did not supportthat debtors were attempting to hide income or assets. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 21,2018, LexisNexis #0119-021

Tingle, In re--Farm Credit Mid-Am., PCA v. Tingle

Ruling: 
Creditor was granted summary judgment on its request to deny a discharge as debtors failedto keep or preserve records and explain the loss of assets. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 21,2018, LexisNexis #0119-022

Page, In re--Page v. JP Morgan Chase Bank

Ruling: 
Judgment reversed as bankruptcy court's broad construction of the term "funded" wasinconsistent with Congress' intent that exceptions to discharge be narrowly construed. (B.A.P.8th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 20,2018, LexisNexis #0119-015

Fisher, In re

Ruling: 
Extension of stay was not warranted as debtor failed to rebut the presumption that case wasfiled in bad faith. (Bankr. D. Vt.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 20,2018, LexisNexis #0119-005

Anderson, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for relief from stay was granted where court found that the filing of the casewas part of an intentional effort by debtor to prevent the creditor from completing theforeclosure sale of the property. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 20,2018, LexisNexis #0119-006

Keokuk, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied confirmation of debtor's amended chapter 13 plan where plan was notconfirmable, as debtor’s proposed surrender of the mobile home was not the equivalent of adistribution of the value of the mobile home. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 20,2018, LexisNexis #0119-026

Masser, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to avoid creditor's judicial lien where the sum of all the liens upon hisresidence and the bankruptcy exemption exceeded the value of his residence. (Bankr. N.D. W.Va.)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 20,2018, LexisNexis #0119-008

Wolf, In re--Reid v. Wolf

Ruling: 
Court concluded that a money judgment would be entered against a son of debtor based onhis liability as an initial transferee of 51 percent of certain corporate stock. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 19,2018, LexisNexis #0119-020

Stuart, In re--Endover Palisades, LLC v. Stuart

Ruling: 
Respondent violated the automatic stay by placing telephone calls to the debtor and to herbrother even after notice of bankruptcy filing. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 19,2018, LexisNexis #0119-003

Stuart, In re--Endover Palisades, LLC v. Stuart

Ruling: 
Levy on property was not prohibited by the automatic stay as it constituted an in rem actionagainst the property itself and not an in personam action against the debtor. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 19,2018, LexisNexis #0119-004

Faulkiner, In re--Faulkiner v. Shults

Ruling: 
Adversary action dismissed as plaintiff failed to demonstrate that the debtor had the requisiteintent to deceive when she obtained the funds. (Bankr. D. Nev.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 19,2018, LexisNexis #0119-010

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