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Bennett, In re--The Paddock, LLC v. Bennett

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not err in concluding that, under Iowa law, debtors' manufactured home was personal property and therefore the antimodification provision did not apply. (B.A.P. 8th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 19,2018, LexisNexis #0518-108

Ene, In re

Ruling: 
Court granted claimant's motion for stay relief so he could prosecute the action he filed instate court as it would assist the bankruptcy court in evaluating his claim. (Bankr. D. Nev.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 19,2018, LexisNexis #0618-040

White, In re

Ruling: 
LLC and attorney violated the court's order implementing a settlement agreement when they filed disclosure statements in chapter 7 bankruptcy cases that required payment of fees for legal services they agreed to provide without charge. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 19,2018, LexisNexis #0518-100

Hatchett, In re--McClarty v. Hatchett

Ruling: 
IRS's motion to dismiss trustee's claim was denied as court concluded that IRS's sovereign immunity has been abrogated with regards to trustee's fraudulent transfer action. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2018, LexisNexis #0518-118

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd., In re--Keach v. Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Co.

Ruling: 
Court concluded that the proceeds of a multi-million-dollar sale of railroad lines did not constitute property of the bankruptcy estate as the lines were not assets that belonged outright to the debtor prior to consummation of the relevant transactions. (1st Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2018, LexisNexis #0518-105

Trinity River Res., LP, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee could not hold funds in reserve pending a ruling in adversary as there would be no prompt cure as required by 11 U.S.C.S. § 365(b)(1). (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2018, LexisNexis #0518-113

Daniels, In re--Mich. Unemployment Ins. Agency v. Daniels

Ruling: 
Debt owed to the agency was excepted from discharge as debtor failed to disclose her earnings while knowing she was required to do so. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2018, LexisNexis #0518-114

Basl, In re--Moreno v. Basl

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where judgment did not satisfy the malice element of § 523(a)(6) as there was no evidence that debtor acted deliberately and intentionally caused harm. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2018, LexisNexis #0518-115

Power, In re--Rainsdon v. Am. First Federal Credit Union

Ruling: 
Trustee could avoid transfer of security interest where court determined that the exchange was not in fact substantially contemporaneous. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2018, LexisNexis #0518-116

Hartson, In re--Baumgart v. Hartson

Ruling: 
Debtors' discharge denied for debtors failure to produce documents and to appear for the 2004 examination despite knowledge of the court's order. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2018, LexisNexis #0518-117

Brown, In re--Welch Family Ltd. P'ship Four v. Brown

Ruling: 
Trustee's notice of removal was untimely where debtor failed to timely remove the action when he was a debtor in possession. (Bankr. D.D.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 17,2018, LexisNexis #0518-110

Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund L.P., In re

Ruling: 
Court granted motion to compel a partnership to comply with the subpoena where relief sought was derived exclusively from the provisions of the bankruptcy code. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 17,2018, LexisNexis #0518-112

Templin, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to delay entry of debtor's discharge was denied as debtor's failure to comply with § 521(a)(2) was not grounds for delaying entry of his discharge order. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 17,2018, LexisNexis #0518-097

Hamilton, In re--Hamilton v. Elite of L.A., Inc.

Ruling: 
Court ruled that judgment was nondischargeable where the willful injury requirement was properly construed. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 17,2018, LexisNexis #0518-099

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