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Stuart, In re--Endover Palisades, LLC v. Stuart

Ruling: 
Levy on property was not prohibited by the automatic stay as it constituted an in rem actionagainst the property itself and not an in personam action against the debtor. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 19,2018, LexisNexis #0119-004

Lozada, In re--Lozada v. Educ. Credit Mgmt. Corp.

Ruling: 
Debtor's student loan debt ruled not dischargeable as the debtor did not make any effort tomaximize his income nor minimize his expenses to repay his student loan debt. (Bankr.S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 16,2018, LexisNexis #0119-014

Luebbert, In re--Global Control Sys. v. Luebbert

Ruling: 
Debt excepted from discharge as the debtor knew about the noncompete agreement and hisobligations under the amendment and took calculated and clandestine steps to do businesswith another company in violation of his obligations. (Bankr. W.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 15,2018, LexisNexis #0119-012

Lugo, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to reconsider denied where the required information had not been filed by the statutory deadline and case was automatically dismissed by operation of law. (Bankr. N.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 08,2018, LexisNexis #0119-034

Leonard, In re--Myers v. Witt

Ruling: 
Case was withdrawn from submission as no controlling California precedent addressed theapplicability of the community property presumption in suits between a married person anda third party creditor. (9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 08,2018, LexisNexis #1218-076

Barreto, In re--Barreto v. Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito de Aguadilla

Ruling: 
Motion for summary judgment denied as there were relevant facts in controversy todetermine whether the payment made to the defendant constituted a preferential transfer asit would allow defendant to receive more than it would under a chapter 7 liquidation. (Bankr.D.P.R.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 07,2018, LexisNexis #1218-078

Levine, In re

Ruling: 
Motion denied where arguments set forth in the motion to reconsider could be properlypresented to the court only by the trustee as trustee was solely responsible for administeringthe estate's property. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 07,2018, LexisNexis #1218-063

Peterson, In re--Evapco, Inc. v. Peterson

Ruling: 
Court denied plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment on their objection to a chapter7 debtor's discharge for making false oaths and accounts because factual questions remained.(Bankr. M.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 06,2018, LexisNexis #1218-081

Oluyemisi Omokafe Okedokun, In re--Elbar Investments, Inc. v. Oluyemisi Omokafe Okedokun

Ruling: 
Plaintiff proved the elements of its Texas Theft Liability Act (TTLA) claim and was entitledto recover reasonable attorneys' fees and costs it expended in prosecuting that particularclaim. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 06,2018, LexisNexis #1218-062

Jamison, In re--Car Fin. Servs. v. Jamison

Ruling: 
Judgment obtained against chapter 7 debtor was nondischargeable as the debtormisrepresented his interest in an LLC to obtain a loan from the creditor. (Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 05,2018, LexisNexis #1218-072

Somogye, In re--Ott v. Somogye

Ruling: 
State court judgment did not preclude defendant from litigating fraud issues relating toplaintiffs' nondischargeability claim. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 05,2018, LexisNexis #1218-073

Sullivan, In re--Sullivan v. Sullivan

Ruling: 
Former husband and his counsel in a divorce proceeding did not violate § 1327 by tenderingthe qualified domestic relations order to the state court (Bankr. S.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 05,2018, LexisNexis #1218-085

Miller, In re

Ruling: 
Claims were dismissed under New Jersey preclusion law as they were either raised in theforeclosure action or could have been since they were "germane." (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 05,2018, LexisNexis #1218-066

Boddy, In re

Ruling: 
Personal representative's motions to avoid two judicial liens on the debtor's homestead wasdenied where there was no basis from substituting the personal representative as a partyagainst the lienholders. (Bankr. D. Colo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 02,2018, LexisNexis #1218-070

Zaligson, In re--Snyder v. Zaligson

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge not revoked where trustee failed to meet his burden of proving that debtorowned the watches and thus should have disclosed them. (Bankr. D. Minn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 02,2018, LexisNexis #1218-082

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