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TS Empl., Inc., In re--Feltman v. Kossoff & Kossoff LLP

Ruling: 
The non-statutory insider exception did not apply where defendant as accountant did not exert any degree of control in perpetrating fraud. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2019, LexisNexis #0419-074

Buchanan, In re

Ruling: 
Court approved fee application of debtors' counsel under 11 U.S.C. § 330 where requested fees were reasonable. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2019, LexisNexis #0419-075

Long, In re

Ruling: 
Attorneys for Chapter 7 trustee were awarded fees as reasonable compensation for successful rendition of services rendered to Chapter 7 estate. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2019, LexisNexis #0419-076

Hosp. Partners of Am., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to fee application overruled where services rendered by professionals were reasonably likely to benefit debtor's estate and conferred material benefits. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2019, LexisNexis #0419-077

Island View Crossing II, L.P., In re--O'Halloran v. Prudential Savings Bank

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court lacked jurisdiction over lender liability claims as the resolution of the claims would have no effect in the bankruptcy case. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2019, LexisNexis #0419-094

Leonard, In re--Collins v. Leonard

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to dismiss nondischargeability proceeding was denied as the creditors pled sufficient facts. (Bankr. W.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 06,2019, LexisNexis #0419-083

Hales, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's claim objection denied where debtor and her husband had joint management and control of all community property and were liable for judgment. (Bankr. W.D. Wash.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 06,2019, LexisNexis #0419-073

Schiltkamp, In re--Mazer-Marino v. Schiltkamp

Ruling: 
Court vacated debtors default and try the merits of trustee's objections to his discharge as debtor's default was not willful. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 06,2019, LexisNexis #0419-091

Maxwell, In re--Chicago Patrolmen's Fed. Credit Union v. Maxwell

Ruling: 
Revocation of discharge was not warranted as debtor’s failure to amend his schedules to reflect receipt of settlement did not necessarily equate to fraud. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 06,2019, LexisNexis #0419-093

Bergmann, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for relief from stay was granted to allow state court to proceed with reconsideration of the validity of the sheriff's sale. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 06,2019, LexisNexis #0419-078

Simmons, In re

Ruling: 
Fee requested by debtor's attorney allowed as administrative expense where case wasconverted before the confirmation of a plan. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2019, LexisNexis #0519-003

Redox Power Sys., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 plan confirmed as the debtor submitted a 12-month projection that showed itwould be able to service its obligations and remain viable. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2019, LexisNexis #0519-021

AOG Entm't, Inc., In re--Core Litig. Trust v. Apollo Global Mgmt., LLC

Ruling: 
Court abstained from deciding the non-core claims for breach of fiduciary duties andbenefitted from an intentional fraudulent transfer to a nonparty. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2019, LexisNexis #0519-022

Gonzalez, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for sanctions against Chapter 7 trustee denied absent evidence that trustee madeinappropriate referrals or received anything beyond statutory fees. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2019, LexisNexis #0519-023

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