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Whitten, In re--Clay v. Whitten

Ruling: 
State court judgment was nondischargeable on grounds of fraud due to operation of collateral estoppel and the Rooker-Feldman doctrine. (Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 10,2020, LexisNexis #0820-060

Dent, In re--Choice Credit, LLC v. Dent

Ruling: 
Debt owed to creditor nondischargeable on the basis that debtor failed to disclose outstanding payday loans on the loan application. (Bankr. M.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 10,2020, LexisNexis #0820-061

Generation Res. Holding Co., LLC, In re--Rajala v. Spencer Fane LLP

Ruling: 
Trustee could not recover legal fees where law firms were neither initial nor subsequent transferees as they never received the transferred property. (10th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 10,2020, LexisNexis #0820-066

Toche, In re

Ruling: 
Relief from automatic stay granted to allow state court to clarify whether provision in final judgment of divorce was intended as domestic support or a property settlement. (Bankr. S.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 10,2020, LexisNexis #0820-052

Meyer, In re--Bissett Nursery Corp. v. Meyer

Ruling: 
Creditor's complaint for denial of discharge dismissed as joint debtor wife did not intentionally fail to comply with a discovery order. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 09,2020, LexisNexis #0820-093

Fusion Connect, Inc., In re--United States v. Fusion Connect, Inc.

Ruling: 
Statutory FCC penalty for fraud committed against a third party was dischargeable. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 09,2020, LexisNexis #0820-044

Fulayter, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for sanctions, costs and attorney fees denied where he failed to show that the law firm that represented him violated any of the certifications described in Rule 9011. (Bankr.E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 09,2020, LexisNexis #0820-100

Jones, In re--Jones v. Lexington Health Servs. Dist., Inc.

Ruling: 
Debtors' causes of action against state medical center were not barred by sovereign immunity. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 08,2020, LexisNexis #0820-072

Elite Auto Dealer, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court did not impose sanctions against counsel for debtor’s owner for failure to disclose as itsubsequently provided the proper disclosures. (Bankr. D. Nev.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 08,2020, LexisNexis #0920-021

Fuller, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of Chapter 13 plan was denied due to nonstandard provision that did not provide for payment of two secured claims. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 08,2020, LexisNexis #0820-046

Bentley, In re--Bentley v. OneMain Fin. Grp., LLC

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not err concluding that creditor did not violate the discharge injunction when it failed to release its lien on debtor's vehicle after it decided not to repossess the vehicle. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 08,2020, LexisNexis #0820-062

Elite Auto Dealer, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss Chapter 11 case, convert to Chapter 7 or appoint an examiner denied wherecreditor failed to meet its burden of proof. (Bankr. D. Nev.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 08,2020, LexisNexis #0920-018

Trepetin, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor in case converted to Chapter 11 presented adequate grounds for an extension of deadlines under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 07,2020, LexisNexis #0820-071

THDL Liquidating LLC, In re--THDL Liquidating LLC v. Azar

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court had jurisdiction to determine if post-petition withholding of debtors’ Medicare payments violated the automatic stay. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 07,2020, LexisNexis #0820-030

Knight, In re--Mann v. Knight

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion for reconsideration of adverse judgment in avoidance proceeding on grounds of equitable tolling denied. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 07,2020, LexisNexis #0820-063

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