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Patel, In re

Ruling: 
Motion in limine preventing the debtor from presenting evidence in proceeding forviolation of the automatic stay denied. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2020, LexisNexis #1020-076

Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Cause existed to dismiss or convert Chapter 11 case following sale of substantially all assetsand distribution of proceeds. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2020, LexisNexis #1020-093

TriVascular Sales LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Court approved and confirmed the plan because it was proposed in good faith and alltransactions contemplated by the plan were negotiated and consummated at arms' length,without collusion. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2020, LexisNexis #1020-095

Olson, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors were entitled to confirmation of their plan of reorganization because debtors metthe voting requirements and the plan met the best interests of the creditors' test. (Bankr. D.Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2020, LexisNexis #1020-096

Milani, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not entitled to summary judgment in proceeding for violation of the dischargeinjunction given issues of fact regarding creditor’s intention in bringing state court action.(Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 16,2020, LexisNexis #1020-086

Winters, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to dismiss involuntary petition was denied as debtor failed to attend thehearing or present credible evidence clarifying ambiguities and inconsistencies in theevidence. (Bankr. W.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 15,2020, LexisNexis #1020-097

Woody, In re--Woody v. Cooper

Ruling: 
Adversary proceeding can continue, but debtor will have to fulfill the clear and convincingevidence standard to prevail on his contempt claims. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 15,2020, LexisNexis #1020-099

Hays, In re--Spears v. Hays

Ruling: 
Tenant was entitled to attorney fees, which were nondischargeable, due to debtor landlord'sdeceptions and unfair acts to obtain money she was not entitled to. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 15,2020, LexisNexis #1020-083

Wissel, In re--Wissel v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co.

Ruling: 
BAPCPA definitions of "debtor's principal residence" and "incidental property” expandedthe reach of Chapter 11 anti-modification provision to prevent cramdown of mortgage onprimary residence also used for business. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2020, LexisNexis #1020-094

Murphy, In re--Murphy v. World Acceptance Corp. of Okla.

Ruling: 
Lender's motion to dismiss debtors’ claim objection granted in part as lenders were properlylicensed but otherwise denied to the extent debtors’ pleadings stated a claim. (Bankr. W.D.Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2020, LexisNexis #1020-098

Knight, In re--Cook v. Knight

Ruling: 
Arbitrator’s award in relation to the creditor’s late husband’s client list was excepted fromdischarge as debtor intentionally used the husband’s funds without permission andbenefitted from it. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2020, LexisNexis #1020-082

Wilson, In re--Wilson v. US Bank NA

Ruling: 
Complaint failed to establish that debtor had standing in the Chapter 13 case to pursueavoidance of any transfers as a preference. (Bankr. D.D.C.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2020, LexisNexis #1020-088

Amaro, In re--Bailey v. Amaro

Ruling: 
Plaintiff's second claim for relief failed to state a claim on which relief could be granted andthat allegation by itself was insufficient to state a claim. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 11,2020, LexisNexis #1020-060

O'Keefe, In re--Itria Ventures LLC v. O'Keefe

Ruling: 
Court declined to hold creditor's entire claim nondischargeable as creditor failed to showhow its entire claim derived from a willful and malicious injury. (Bankr. N.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 11,2020, LexisNexis #1020-081

Rochester Drug Coop., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Motions of class claimants to compel production of documents were denied because court didnot grant an order authorizing an examination of the insurers. (Bankr. W.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 11,2020, LexisNexis #1020-072

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