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Simmons, In re

Ruling: 
Fee requested by debtor's attorney allowed as administrative expense where case wasconverted before the confirmation of a plan. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2019, LexisNexis #0519-003

Redox Power Sys., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 plan confirmed as the debtor submitted a 12-month projection that showed itwould be able to service its obligations and remain viable. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2019, LexisNexis #0519-021

AOG Entm't, Inc., In re--Core Litig. Trust v. Apollo Global Mgmt., LLC

Ruling: 
Court abstained from deciding the non-core claims for breach of fiduciary duties andbenefitted from an intentional fraudulent transfer to a nonparty. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2019, LexisNexis #0519-022

Gonzalez, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for sanctions against Chapter 7 trustee denied absent evidence that trustee madeinappropriate referrals or received anything beyond statutory fees. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2019, LexisNexis #0519-023

Payson Petro. 3 Well, L.P., In re--Searcy v. Acme Energy Co., LLC

Ruling: 
Court recommended that motion to withdraw reference be denied as section 723 claims are core and the bankruptcy court has constitutional authority to enter final judgments (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2019, LexisNexis #0419-090

Gonzalez, In re

Ruling: 
Plaintiff's summary judgment motion seeking to except claim from discharge was denied asthe request was based on dishonesty and false representations. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2019, LexisNexis #0519-011

James E. Cartisano & Joanne M. Cuccio, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to impose sanctions against debtors denied where record did not support finding ofbad faith. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2019, LexisNexis #0419-050

Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Withdrawal liability claim was a "right to payment" and was a valid claim at the time of theclaims bar date. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2019, LexisNexis #0519-001

Smith, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to dismiss granted where retaining jurisdiction would be inappropriate anddebtor failed to state a claim for which relief can be granted. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2019, LexisNexis #0419-052

Szczepanski, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to reopen case denied where she did not provide a valid or reasonableexplanation for her failure to timely comply with financial course requirement. (Bankr. E.D.Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2019, LexisNexis #0419-053

Wohleber, In re--Wohleber v. Skurko

Ruling: 
Order finding no stay violation occurred vacated where debtor's former wife and her attorneyhad duty to take affirmative action to prevent the use of sentencing hearing and debtor'sconfinement to coerce payment of dischargeable property settlement. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2019, LexisNexis #0519-004

Barnes, In re

Ruling: 
DHS's claim was excepted from discharge as debtor failed to report that his spouse and childlived in his home and pretended that he was entitled to receive food stamps. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2019, LexisNexis #0419-059

Meadows, In re--Explorer Pipeline Co. v. Meadows

Ruling: 
Debt owed was nondischargeable as defendant admitted that his debt to plaintiff was forfraud or defalcation in a fiduciary capacity, embezzlement, or larceny. (Bankr. N.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2019, LexisNexis #0519-010

Acemla De P.R., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's urgent motion to show cause denied where automatic stay was terminated andcreditor was no longer subject to restrictions imposed by court in an earlier order modifyingand conditioning the stay. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 01,2019, LexisNexis #0419-054

Mission Coal Co., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Rejection of collective bargaining agreements allowed to preserve jobs and avoid valuedestructive liquidation for all creditors. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 01,2019, LexisNexis #0519-020

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