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Empresas Martínez Valentín Corp.,In re--PC Puerto Rico, LLC v. Empresas Martínez Valentín Corp.,

Ruling: 
Appeal of damages award dismissed as untimely. (1st Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 28,2020, LexisNexis #0320-050

Dan Mazzola, Inc., In re--Rockne's Inc. v. Dan Mazzola, Inc.

Ruling: 
Court properly denied motion to dismiss the case as the franchise agreement had not beensuccessfully terminated pre-petition. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 28,2020, LexisNexis #0320-003

Toys "r" Us, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for dismissal of turnover proceeding denied where plaintiff adequately stated a claimfor relief by alleging that debt had matured and amount was due in a set amount. (Bankr. E.D.Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 28,2020, LexisNexis #0320-037

Tara Retail Grp., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's proposed plan of reorganization was confirmed as debtor's plan was feasible and notlikely to be followed by liquidation or other financial reorganization. (Bankr. N.D. W. Va.)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 27,2020, LexisNexis #0320-042

Franklin, In re

Ruling: 
Defendants willfully violated the automatic stay with their post-petition efforts to collect onpre-petition debt. (Bankr. E.D. Mo.)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 27,2020, LexisNexis #0320-028

Donohue, In re

Ruling: 
Proof of claim was unenforceable against the debtor as it was procedurally and substantivelyunconscionable under local law. (Bankr. N.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 27,2020, LexisNexis #0320-031

Hrn Group, In re

Ruling: 
Abstention was warranted where state law issues predominated over the bankruptcy issues inadversary proceeding. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 27,2020, LexisNexis #0320-048

Meehean, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss Chapter 7 bankruptcy case was granted where court found that debtors'sources of future income are stable and debtors clearly have the ability to fund a Chapter 13.(Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 27,2020, LexisNexis #0320-018

Roberts, In re--Hobbs v. Roberts

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge was denied as debtor knowingly and fraudulently made a false oath orstatement regarding her wage income from a company. (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 24,2020, LexisNexis #0320-020

Fuschi-Aibel, In re

Ruling: 
Case ordered converted to chapter 7 where debtor failed to timely file a disclosure statement orconfirmable plan. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 24,2020, LexisNexis #0320-022

Balfour, In re--First Neb. Bank v. Balfour

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge denied where debtor transferred, concealed and spent grain proceedswhich served as security for debt to the bank with intent to hinder, delay or defraud the bank.(Bankr. D. Neb.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 24,2020, LexisNexis #0320-040

Jones, In re--Wheeler Bros. v. Jones

Ruling: 
District court judgment debt was nondischargeable due to operation of collateral estoppel.(Bankr. M.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 24,2020, LexisNexis #0320-009

Bullitt Utils., Inc., In re--Keats v. Cogan

Ruling: 
Summary judgment on breach of fiduciary duty claim was granted in favor of creditors asthere had been no credible evidence to establish that they benefitted financially from thedebtor's failure. (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 24,2020, LexisNexis #0320-026

Williams, In re--Williams v. CitiFinancial Servicing LLC

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss stay and discharge violation claims denied as creditor mortgage servicers’actions with regard to misapplied payments constitute violations of the discharge injunctionand automatic stay. (Bankr. M.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 24,2020, LexisNexis #0320-010

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