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Saaid, In re--Used Cars, Inc. v. Saaid

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtors intentionally sold units without original titles andfailed to remit unit sale proceeds to creditor. (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 06,2020, LexisNexis #0220-041

Johnson, In re

Ruling: 
Grounds existed to modify the dismissal of the case as it was based on debtor's failure to payrather than on her failure to prosecute the Chapter 13 case. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 06,2020, LexisNexis #0220-027

Weyer, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for relief from stay was granted as creditor's interest in the Chapter 13debtors' vehicles was not being adequately protected where no payments had been made for ayear. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 03,2020, LexisNexis #0220-032

LaSpina, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's claim entitled to priority treatment where special master intended part of the awardto serve as a domestic support obligation. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 03,2020, LexisNexis #0220-037

Sirikanjanachai, In re

Ruling: 
Reconsideration of denial of lien avoidance denied where debtor sought funds which were notproceeds of her homestead but proceeds from another property which was not exempt. (Bankr.D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 03,2020, LexisNexis #0220-039

Boland, In re--Doe v. Boland

Ruling: 
Court reversed bankruptcy court's discharge of a debtor's civil judgment that was the result ofwillful and malicious injury. (6th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 03,2020, LexisNexis #0220-043

Gistis, In re--Hull v. Cenlar FSB

Ruling: 
Claims seeking disgorgement of sale proceeds from debtor's sale were dismissed asmortgagee's lien on the property was extinguished upon payment of the debt. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 03,2020, LexisNexis #0220-044

Aurora Commer. Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Claimant were barred by res judicata as a state court final judgment involved the right to befree from unlawful foreclosure. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 02,2020, LexisNexis #0220-035

Gregory, In re--Meadows v. Gregory

Ruling: 
Subpoenas issued to legal representatives of debtor were quashed as the communications theymade were not relevant to the pertinent allegations in the complaint, or to § 727(a)(4)(A).(Bankr. S.D. W. Va.)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 02,2020, LexisNexis #0220-045

Black, In re--Black v. Leavitt

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court erred in confirming modified plan requiring debtor to turn over to trusteeany excess in sale proceeds specified in the original plan. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 31,2019, LexisNexis #0220-048

Philadelphia Entm't & Dev., In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss granted where debtor's fraudulent transfer claims were not barred by claimor issue preclusion. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 31,2019, LexisNexis #0220-015

Shachoy, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied debtor's request to obtain post-petition financing from her husband as it was notin the best interest of the estate. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 30,2019, LexisNexis #0220-034

Perez, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge was denied as he intentionally failed to disclose assets and income to avoidcollection of the judgment against him. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 30,2019, LexisNexis #0220-018

Nabong, In re--Nabong v. Zavacky

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where creditor failed to establish that debtor made a falserepresentation or acted with fraudulent intent. (Bankr. D. Alaska)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 30,2019, LexisNexis #0220-040

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