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Mills, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 case dismissed and debtors barred from filing another bankruptcy case for twoyears as they filed their cases in a deliberate attempt to thwart multiple foreclosure sales.(Bankr. S.D. W. Va.)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2019, LexisNexis #0120-054

Quiroz, In re

Ruling: 
Court awarded fees and costs for services rendered by law firm in connection with a motionfor relief from stay and for preparing debtors' declaration. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2019, LexisNexis #0120-055

Elevated Analytics Holdings, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Plan was confirmed as votes of the impaired classes were sufficient to deem each class to haveaccepted the plan. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2019, LexisNexis #0120-066

FirstEnergy Sols., Corp., In re--FERC v. FirstEnergy Sols., Corp.

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not have power to enjoin the FERC from taking any action with regardto rejection of electricity purchase contracts. (6th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2019, LexisNexis #0120-051

Odyssey Contr. Corp., In re--L&L Painting Co. v. Odyssey Contr. Corp.

Ruling: 
District court properly modified the bankruptcy court's order for dismissal with prejudiceprejudice because the debtor subcontractor waived its right to appeal the bankruptcy court'sconclusion. (3d Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2019, LexisNexis #0120-070

CSI Worldwide, LLC v. Trumpp Inc.

Ruling: 
Subcontractor's claim against a tool manufacturer was not barred under the doctrine of judicialestoppel by the subcontractor's simultaneous claim against the contractor for the same debt inthe contractor's bankruptcy case. (7th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2019, LexisNexis #0120-060

Teter, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for summary judgment on trustee's motion to dismiss denied where courtheld that the better course would be to develop a complete record on all 707(b) issues. (Bankr.N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2019, LexisNexis #0120-062

Carbone, In re

Ruling: 
Revocation of discharge denied where creditor's lack of diligence in uncovering the alleged"new" fraud was dispositive. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2019, LexisNexis #0120-063

Layman, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss granted where debtors' first Chapter 11 case was still pending and theircurrent case was filed in bad faith. (Bankr. E.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2019, LexisNexis #0120-065

Shuff, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' case was dismissed with prejudice for flagrant disregard of the bankruptcy process.(Bankr. S.D. W. Va.)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2019, LexisNexis #0120-053

Nimitz, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor violated the automatic stay for failure to release a garnishment upon the filing ofdebtor's bankruptcy petition. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2019, LexisNexis #0120-076

Etheridge, In re

Ruling: 
Court did not need to determine the amount of any fees as the fee application would bedenied as a result of the attorney's violations. (Bankr. M.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2019, LexisNexis #0120-056

Braatz, In re--Braatz v. Check & Cash LLC

Ruling: 
Appellate court concluded that stay was terminated after 30 days in debtor's second case filedwithin one year with respect to the debtor but not with respect to the property of thebankruptcy estate. (5th Cir.)
Court: ( ) [ Bankruptcy Court ]
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2019, LexisNexis #0120-057

Rejuvi Lab., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor could not amend proof of claim to incorporate distinct, late claim for additionaldamages. (Bankr. N.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 09,2019, LexisNexis #0120-059

McQuillen Place Co., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to convert to Chapter 11 granted where conversion was in the best interests of creditorsand the estate. (Bankr. N.D. Iowa)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 09,2019, LexisNexis #0120-064

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