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La Trinidad Elderly LP SE, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 case dismissed as it was filed solely for forestalling an imminent public sale of thedebtor's real property. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 13,2019, LexisNexis #1119-046

Snyder, In re--Murphy v. Snyder

Ruling: 
Lower courts erred in relying on federal court's finding of debtor's intent to commitdefalcation on one project and applying it to a second project on which defalcation remainedan issue of fact when ruling on nondischargeability of the overall debt. (2d Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 12,2019, LexisNexis #1119-035

Hackler, In re--Hackler v. Arianna Holdings Co., LLC

Ruling: 
Transfer of real estate title via state strict foreclosure within 90 days prior to petition date wasan avoidable preferential transfer. (3d Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 12,2019, LexisNexis #1119-042

Brice, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' motion for continuation of automatic stay was granted as no suggestion had beenmade that debtors did not meet the eligibility requirements for relief. (Bankr. D. Nev.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 12,2019, LexisNexis #1119-058

Carroll, In re

Ruling: 
Court did not invoke its inherent authority to impose sanctions as there was no evidence thatthe debtor's current counsel harbored subjective bad faith. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 11,2019, LexisNexis #1119-074

Chambers, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was granted attorney's fees for actual and punitive damages as the creditor'srepossession of debtor's vehicle was a willful and intentional stay violation. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2019, LexisNexis #1119-001

Aegerion Pharms., In re

Ruling: 
Plan was confirmed where there were good business reasons for separate classification ofongoing trade creditors’ claims. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2019, LexisNexis #1119-017

Waypoint Leasing Holdings, In re

Ruling: 
Losing bidder as assignee of debtor lacked standing to challenge sale of assets to good faithpurchaser. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2019, LexisNexis #1119-003

Russell, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable as debtor failed to disclose water issues in the basement of ahouse he sold to creditor in violation of state law. (Bankr. D. Neb.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2019, LexisNexis #1119-007

Morales, In re

Ruling: 
Correspondence from creditor related to valid lien that did not coerce debtor to makepayments did not violate the discharge injunction. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2019, LexisNexis #1119-010

McCathern, In re

Ruling: 
Second amended plan of reorganization was confirmed as debtor proposed the plan in goodfaith. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 09,2019, LexisNexis #1119-019

Nationwide Ambulance Servs., In re--Isaacson v. Ivchenko

Ruling: 
Trustee could not use relation back rule to avoid and recover post-petition transfers whereclaim was time barred. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2019, LexisNexis #1119-012

GVM, Inc., In re--GVM, Inc. v. PeoplesBank

Ruling: 
Debtors' motion for an order to permit use of cash collateral and provide adequateprotection to parties with interest granted. (Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2019, LexisNexis #1119-002

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