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W.R. Grace & Co., In re

Ruling: 
Court found that negligence claims against debtor’s insurer did not satisfy the derivativeliability and statutory relationship requirements necessary to be enjoined by the channelinginjunction. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 23,2019, LexisNexis #1119-041

Insight Terminal Sols., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss Chapter 11 bankruptcy was denied where attempts by a secured creditor tolimit debtors' access to the bankruptcy process were against public policy and invalid. (Bankr.W.D. Ky.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 23,2019, LexisNexis #1119-045

Jeffery Micheal Hunt, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor’s claims based on debtor's embezzlement and willful and malicious conduct wasnondischargeable. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2019, LexisNexis #1119-036

Allard, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee exercised appropriate judgment in recommending that proposed sales beapproved where liquidation of the properties was necessary to maximize the value of debtor'sestate. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2019, LexisNexis #1119-032

Bush v. United States

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court had related-to jurisdiction over tax dispute but should have relinquishedjurisdiction in favor of having the Tax Court handle the proceeding given that debtor’sbankruptcy was concluded. (7th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2019, LexisNexis #1119-033

Campogan, In re

Ruling: 
Debt owed to parents and estate of baby girl who died while at debtor’s daycare wasdischargeable it was not established that debtor knew the child was substantially certain todie or suffer injury as a result of her failure to follow safe sleep guidelines. (Bankr. D. Haw.)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 19,2019, LexisNexis #1119-040

Coughlin, In re

Ruling: 
State court had jurisdiction to determine the applicability of the automatic stay as it related tothe foreclosure proceedings before it. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 19,2019, LexisNexis #1119-029

Campagna, In re

Ruling: 
IRS liability survived discharge where debtor’s returns were filed late and less than two yearsbefore discharge. (Bankr. D. Neb.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 19,2019, LexisNexis #1119-048

Everhart, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection overruled where debtors' "special circumstances" deductions werereasonable and necessary. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2019, LexisNexis #1119-014

Laudato, In re

Ruling: 
Discharge injunction not violated as the posting of charges on website had no intent tocoerce or harass the debtors into paying the debt. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2019, LexisNexis #1119-009

Smith, In re--Smith v. Dep't of Educ.

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to a bankruptcy discharge of his student loan as excepting his debt fromdischarge would impose an undue hardship on debtor and his dependents. (Bankr. D. Or.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2019, LexisNexis #1119-066

Rodrigues, In re--Temkin v. Rodrigues

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor's conduct was malicious, knowing, and intentional.(Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 13,2019, LexisNexis #1119-039

Stewart, In re--Stewart v. Archie's Auto Sales, Inc.

Ruling: 
Debtor’s repeated failure to appear at § 341 meetings in her prior bankruptcy case was notwillful and did not bar her from filing a new bankruptcy case. (Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 13,2019, LexisNexis #1119-027

Frillman, In re

Ruling: 
Settlement of motion for sanctions was approved as it was reasonable and in proportion to theattorney's failure to provide his clients with adequate representation and administrativeburdens that his conduct had placed. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 13,2019, LexisNexis #1119-028

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