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Jaghab, In re--Thaler v. GJ & JF Realty Holdings, Inc.

Ruling: 
Court ruled that debtor's estate owned 50 percent of the shares of the company free of any lien or claim as defendant never perfected his interest in those shares. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 16,2018, LexisNexis #0518-103

Johnson, In re

Ruling: 
Court dismissed appeal as equitably moot as reversing the court's confirmation order would have affected the success of the plan. (6th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 16,2018, LexisNexis #0518-107

Rotondo Weirich Enters., In re--Rotondo Weirich Enters. v. Sundt/Layton

Ruling: 
Debtor's claims for recovery against the sureties on a public works bond were not subject to mandatory arbitration and would not be stayed for arbitration. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 16,2018, LexisNexis #0518-101

Benanti, In re

Ruling: 
Guaranty claims were allowed but value were estimated at zero because evidence did notshow that it was likely that the loans would be in default in the future. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 13,2018, LexisNexis #0518-072

Gilman, In re--Phillips v. Gilman

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion in granting relief to chapter 7 debtor as courtconcluded that equitable factors favored granting debtor relief because creditor would notsuffer prejudice. (9th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 13,2018, LexisNexis #0518-090

Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Secs. LLC, In re--Picard v. Magnify Inc.

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss was denied where defendants received transfers from debtor with acualknowledge that debtor was not trading securities and in bad faith. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 13,2018, LexisNexis #0518-078

JMO Wind Down, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Relief granted where court found that claims are derivative and belong to the liquidatingtrust. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 13,2018, LexisNexis #0518-064

Acis Capital Mgmt., L.P., In re

Ruling: 
Involuntary proceedings were appropriately filed as the petitioning creditor met his burdenof showing that the alleged debtors have less than 12 creditors. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 13,2018, LexisNexis #0518-065

Viper Servs., LLC, In re--Viper Servs., LLC v. Fora Fin. Bus. Loans, LLC

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion to dismiss granted where debtor did not show cause to avoid the effect ofdismissal after its chapter 11 case was dismissed for failure to file postpetition quarterlyreports. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 13,2018, LexisNexis #0518-067

Univ. of Wis. Oshkosh Found., Inc., In re--Univ. of Wis. Oshkosh Found., Inc. v. Bd. of Regents of the Univ. of Wis. Sys.

Ruling: 
Action to recover a preferential transfer made to a state agency was not barred. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 12,2018, LexisNexis #0518-076

Denny, In re

Ruling: 
Court deemed that severe sanctions, including suspension from practicing law, werewarranted for attorney's professional misconduct and breach of fiduciary duty. (Bankr. E.D.Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 12,2018, LexisNexis #0518-063

Rand, In re--Int'l Speedway Corp. v. Rand

Ruling: 
Court denied debtor's discharge as he was not honest or unfortunate. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 12,2018, LexisNexis #0518-079

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