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McGinn, In re--Eno v. McGinn

Ruling: 
Judgment debt was excepted from discharge due to debtor's willfulness in running overdecedent with motor vehicle. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2022, LexisNexis #0422-065

Tcherneva, In re

Ruling: 
Counsel's attorney's fees were reasonable under § 330, and the application was granted for thefull amount requested. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2022, LexisNexis #0422-051

LTL Mgmt., LLC, In re--LTL Mgmt., LLC v. Those Parties Listed on Appendix A to Complaint

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to apply the automatic stay to certain actions of nondebtors was granted ascontinued litigation of talc claims against the protected parties had a conceivable effect on thebankruptcy estate. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-054

LTL Mgmt., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 case with the aim of addressing present and future liabilities associated withongoing global personal injury claims was filed with a proper purpose under BankruptcyCode and not in bad faith. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-071

RAM Distrib. Grp. LLC, In re--RAM Distrib. Grp. LLC v. Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC

Ruling: 
Debtor's claim for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing wasduplicative as the facts upon which both claims were predicated were identical and bothclaims sought identical damages. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-073

Tex-Gas Holding, In re--Tex-Gas Holdings v. Lui So Yuk

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to expungement and release of the creditors' lien and disallowance oftheir proofs of claims as the creditors failed to meet their burden of establishing that they helda lien. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-058

USA Gymnastics v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc.

Ruling: 
Decision not to hear additional evidence in the review of the bankruptcy court'srecommendations regarding timeliness of insurance coverage claims was not erroneous. (7thCir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-075

Sheppard, In re--Nationwide Judgment Recovery, Inc. v. Sheppard

Ruling: 
Creditor's adversary proceeding seeking a determination that the debt was nondischargeablewas dismissed as did not allege that the debtor made false pretenses, a false representation, oractual fraud. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-061

Saxon, In re

Ruling: 
Foreclosure sale not concluded prior to the debtor's bankruptcy filing so it did not terminatethe debtor's interest in the property or avoid the effect of the automatic stay. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-078

Gibler, In re--Gibler v. United States

Ruling: 
Debtors were entitled to summary judgment allowing the sale of a one-half interest as a cotenant in property of the estate as there were no disputed issues as to the fact that the debtor'sinterest was property of the estate. (Bankr. D. Kan.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-079

Randlett, In re--A.M. v. Randlett

Ruling: 
State court judgment did not appear to be excepted from discharge as nothing in the statecourt complaint or the ensuing judgment supported a finding that the injury at issue waswillful vis-a-vis the debtor. (Bankr. N.D. W. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-064

NESV Ice, LLC, In re--NESV Ice, LLC v. SHS Ack, LLC

Ruling: 
Fraudulent transfer claims failed unless cured by amendment as debtors made no allegationsregarding the value of assets, debts, or capital requirements. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-066

Henson, In re

Ruling: 
Law firm was not entitled to additional fees for post-confirmation services as the firm billedall work at the attorney rate rather than utilizing paralegals or clerical staff when possible.(Bankr. S.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-052

Page, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to reopen her bankruptcy case denied as she could not reasonably andcredibly allege that she did not know that her case was closed without a discharge. (Bankr. E.D.Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2022, LexisNexis #0422-069

Peta, In re--Masi v. Peta

Ruling: 
Creditor’s claims dismissed as they were asserted after extended proof of claim deadline hadexpired. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 24,2022, LexisNexis #0422-072

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