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Copsync, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Amended plan of liquidation was confirmable as it satisfied the applicable provisions of the bankruptcy code. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 21,2018, LexisNexis #1118-055

Lister-Petter Ams., Inc., In re--Morris v. Gordian Trading Ltd. UK

Ruling: 
Evidence offered by chapter 7 trustee was sufficient to avoid motion for summary judgment on the trustee's allegation that a claim UK corporation filed against the debtor's estate had to be subordinated to claims filed by other creditors as one of the UK corporation's principals breached his fiduciary duties. (Bankr. D. Kan.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 21,2018, LexisNexis #1118-040

Cranberry Growers Coop., In re

Ruling: 
Administrative claim denied as the requested UST fees bear no reasonable relationship or proportionality to the amount of work performed. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 21,2018, LexisNexis #1118-059

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

Ruling: 
Court overruled the debtor's objection to the corporation's claim as the note they signed met the definition of educational benefit. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2018, LexisNexis #1118-045

Marshall, In re

Ruling: 
Reconversion to chapter 13 was denied as the plan modification could not provide for payments over a period that expired after the applicable commitment period. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2018, LexisNexis #1118-058

Lane, In re--Bank of New York Mellon v. Lane

Ruling: 
Court reversed judgment voiding creditor's first-position lien where the lien remained against the property notwithstanding the final determination that the creditor could not enforce it. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 19,2018, LexisNexis #1118-039

Gifford, In re--N.J., Dep't of Labor & Workforce Div. of Unemployment & Disability Ins. v. Gifford

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable as debtor made misrepresentations to the creditor when she certified her eligibility for unemployment benefits and failed to properly and adequately disclose her part-time wages from a bank. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 19,2018, LexisNexis #1118-043

FirstEnergy Sols. Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Court denied power companies' motion seeking authority to make payments under key employee retention plan as it was not fair and reasonable, and it discriminated between union and nonunion employees. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 18,2018, LexisNexis #1118-036

Whittington-Saddler, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to approve sale of real property was granted as the court treated the situation as if the debtors had moved to approve the disposal of the property. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2018, LexisNexis #1118-035

Rakay, In re--Roettger v. Rakay

Ruling: 
Court found that a portion of an award was nondischargeable due to the preclusive effect of the arbitrator's findings regarding the fraudulent conveyance of two vehicles. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2018, LexisNexis #1018-099

Kearney, In re

Ruling: 
Court concluded that it would be fair and reasonable to give counsel access to the produced realty company documents. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2018, LexisNexis #1018-118

Horlbeck, In re--Tillman Enters., LLC v. Horlbeck

Ruling: 
Debt owed under settlement agreement was dischargeable where debtor established that claims alleged by plaintiff and the evidence were insufficient to establish a securities violation or fraud. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2018, LexisNexis #1018-103

Northstar Offshore Grp., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for leave to late-file proof of claim granted as it demonstrated sufficient reason for its delay in filing its proof of claim. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2018, LexisNexis #1018-119

Delagrange, In re--Gargula v. Delagrange

Ruling: 
Court denied debtor's discharge as the debtor persistently failed to cooperate with the trustee and has blatantly flouted the requirements of the bankruptcy code and orders of the court. (Bankr. S.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2018, LexisNexis #1018-106

Um v. Spokane Rock I, LLC

Ruling: 
Debtors were not entitled to discharge a debt arising out of a state-court judgment for fraud and misrepresentation as the plan of reorganization was explicitly a liquidation plan and disposed of all the estate assets. (9th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2018, LexisNexis #1018-110

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