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Taiwo, In re

Ruling: 
Counsel's application was granted in part because awarding the full requested fee would beunreasonable due to failure to achieve a confirmable plan. (Bankr. D.D.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2021, LexisNexis #0421-053

Trueblood, In re--Marshall Recovery II LLC v. Trueblood

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where creditor relied on debtor’s false representations to purchasereceivables. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2021, LexisNexis #0421-039

Destileria Nacional, Inc., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
President and sole shareholder of the debtor did not qualify as a third party that may througha consignment extinguish a debt of the debtor. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2021, LexisNexis #0421-073

Burstein, In re--Nonte v. Burstein

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to dismiss his former spouse's claim was denied where the breach of contractaction was a statutory remedy available to the former spouse under Maryland law. (Bankr. E.D.Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2021, LexisNexis #0421-043

Fin. Oversight & Mgmt. Bd., In re--Assured Guar. Corp. v. Fin. Oversight & Mgmt. Bd.

Ruling: 
Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act Title III court did not abuseits discretion in denying insurers relief from stay to pursue their claims in another forum. (1stCir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 03,2021, LexisNexis #0421-028

Connell, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor’s objection to her former wife’s claim for child support is sustained as the claim wasuntimely, and she also failed to object to confirmation of debtor's Chapter 13 plan. (Bankr.M.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 02,2021, LexisNexis #0421-031

Cella III, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Landlord was not entitled to recover attorney's fees as neither party was in default as requiredby the parties’ lease. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 02,2021, LexisNexis #0421-033

Concepts Am., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Creditor who claimed to have made a substantial contribution in Chapter 7 case was notentitled to an administrative expense priority claim. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 02,2021, LexisNexis #0421-034

Tingling, In re--Tingling v. Educ. Credit Mgmt. Corp.

Ruling: 
Undue hardship discharge of student loan debt was properly denied as the Brunner testshowed that the debtor was able to make loan repayments. (2d Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 02,2021, LexisNexis #0421-067

Fontanez, In re--Stratford v. Fontanez

Ruling: 
A portion of a default judgment was not nondischargeable based on the issue-preclusive effectof state court default judgment. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 01,2021, LexisNexis #0421-040

Johnson, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor husband did not qualify as a small business debtor because he was not engaged incommercial or business activities. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 01,2021, LexisNexis #0421-026

Pentecost, In re--Rae v. Pentecost

Ruling: 
Creditor's claim survived dismissal as it contained factual allegations and documentarysupport that allowed the court to reasonably infer that debtor was liable to creditor for anydebt. (Bankr. N.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 01,2021, LexisNexis #0421-044

Guerrero, In re

Ruling: 
Reimbursement of fees and expenses denied to secured creditor due to failure to file OfficialForm 410S2. (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 01,2021, LexisNexis #0421-061

AuditHead, LLC, In re--Fort v. Tryon Clear View Grp., LLC

Ruling: 
Relief requested in application for settlement and compromise was denied because courtlacked sufficient information overall to determine if the settlement was fair and reasonable.(Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 01,2021, LexisNexis #0521-025

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