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Byrnes, In re--Byrnes v. Byrnes

Ruling: 
Motion to disqualify the presiding judge from hearing the adversary proceeding was deniedbecause the motion was lacking any evidence of bias or prejudice. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 21,2021, LexisNexis #0721-048

Corson, In re

Ruling: 
Claim by a guardian ad litem against a debtor was not entitled to priority treatment asclaimant did not satisfy her burden to show that she was an enumerated person. (Bankr.D.N.H.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 21,2021, LexisNexis #0721-034

Byrnes, In re--Byrnes v. Byrnes

Ruling: 
Motion to disqualify the presiding judge from hearing the adversary proceeding was deniedbecause the motion was lacking any evidence of bias or prejudice. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 21,2021, LexisNexis #0721-048

Tailored Brands, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Plaintiff's motion for relief from the discharge injunction was denied as his state courtemployment discrimination action did not fall within the insurer exception. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-013

Tailored Brands, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Plaintiff's motion for relief from the discharge injunction was denied as his state courtemployment discrimination action did not fall within the insurer exception. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-013

Baker, In re--Davis v. Baker

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for denial of discharge was denied as the debtor's singular omission of a"customer list" did not provide a sufficient factual predicate for an inference of fraudulentconcealment. (Bankr. D. Kan.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-015

Baker, In re--Davis v. Baker

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for denial of discharge was denied as the debtor's singular omission of a"customer list" did not provide a sufficient factual predicate for an inference of fraudulentconcealment. (Bankr. D. Kan.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-015

Rivera, In re--Albarran v. Rivera

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not err in holding that debtor was entitled to a homestead exemptiondespite failure of all titleholders to execute homestead deed. (B.A.P. 1st Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-035

Auto Master Express, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for reconsideration was granted as creditor was not properly notified thatdebtor was rejecting its lease. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-003

Pizzo, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's exclusion of monthly retirement contributions from disposable income calculationdid not mean Chapter 13 plan was proposed in bad faith. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-021

Auto Master Express, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for reconsideration was granted as creditor was not properly notified thatdebtor was rejecting its lease. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-003

Manown Eng'g Co., In re

Ruling: 
Claim for breach of contract disallowed where debtor complied with its obligations. (Bankr.N.D. Fla.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-006

Pizzo, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's exclusion of monthly retirement contributions from disposable income calculationdid not mean Chapter 13 plan was proposed in bad faith. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-021

Riley, In re

Ruling: 
Administrative expense claim for probate attorneys' fees denied because there was never anagreement with the Trustee to hire the attorneys on behalf of the estate, and the fees were notincurred to preserve or benefit the Bankruptcy estate. (Bankr. D. Ariz.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-007

Manown Eng'g Co., In re

Ruling: 
Claim for breach of contract disallowed where debtor complied with its obligations. (Bankr.N.D. Fla.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2021, LexisNexis #0721-006

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