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Dhaliwal, In re--PACCAR Fin. Corp. v. Dhaliwal

Ruling: 
Debtors' discharge was denied as they permitted concealment of the proceeds of the sale oftheir real estate and the subsequent transfer of those funds to friends and family. (Bankr. S.D.Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2021, LexisNexis #0721-016

Dhaliwal, In re--PACCAR Fin. Corp. v. Dhaliwal

Ruling: 
Debtors' discharge was denied as they permitted concealment of the proceeds of the sale oftheir real estate and the subsequent transfer of those funds to friends and family. (Bankr. S.D.Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2021, LexisNexis #0721-016

Session v. Am. Honda Fin. Corp.

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to an award of punitive damages because debtor sustained actual damagesfor her loss of equity in the vehicle due to the creditor's violation of the automatic stay. (Bankr.S.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2021, LexisNexis #0721-002

Session v. Am. Honda Fin. Corp.

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to an award of punitive damages because debtor sustained actual damagesfor her loss of equity in the vehicle due to the creditor's violation of the automatic stay. (Bankr.S.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2021, LexisNexis #0721-002

Nilhan Developers, LLC, In re--Nilhan Developers, LLC v. Glass

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to dismiss appeal of district court's dismissal of creditor's appeal of saleorders as moot denied, but the district court's dismissal was affirmed. (6th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2021, LexisNexis #0721-004

Harris, In re

Ruling: 
Court certified a direct appeal of the exemption order as it would allow the same panel toconsider the issue of the debtor's homestead exemption and would eliminate the risk ofinconsistent rulings. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2021, LexisNexis #0721-022

Nilhan Developers, LLC, In re--Nilhan Developers, LLC v. Glass

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to dismiss appeal of district court's dismissal of creditor's appeal of saleorders as moot denied, but the district court's dismissal was affirmed. (6th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2021, LexisNexis #0721-004

Harris, In re

Ruling: 
Court certified a direct appeal of the exemption order as it would allow the same panel toconsider the issue of the debtor's homestead exemption and would eliminate the risk ofinconsistent rulings. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2021, LexisNexis #0721-022

Burke, In re--Crossman v. Burke

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable because the debtor willfully and maliciously intended to cause anintense emotional harm to his wife. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 17,2021, LexisNexis #0721-010

Burke, In re--Crossman v. Burke

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable because the debtor willfully and maliciously intended to cause anintense emotional harm to his wife. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 17,2021, LexisNexis #0721-010

Sepulvida, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' Chapter 13 counsel was allowed fees as the attorney rates were reasonable, the workdone was necessary and beneficial, and the work was largely timely. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 14,2021, LexisNexis #0621-079

Gabbidon Builders Builders, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's proposed plan was not confirmed as the plan was not feasible and the likelyexplanation for the debtor's poor financial performance was the debtor's poor management ofits business. (Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 14,2021, LexisNexis #0621-095

Hosseini, In re--Zeba, LLC v. Hosseini

Ruling: 
Debt was not dischargeable because debtor intentionally misappropriated $14,650 of businessfunds and took the cash without the creditor's knowledge. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 14,2021, LexisNexis #0721-008

Hosseini, In re--Zeba, LLC v. Hosseini

Ruling: 
Debt was not dischargeable because debtor intentionally misappropriated $14,650 of businessfunds and took the cash without the creditor's knowledge. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 14,2021, LexisNexis #0721-008

Ragone, In re--Ragone v. Stefanik & Christie, LLC

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not err in concluding that appellants' failure to terminate garnishmentactions after receiving notice of discharge violated the discharge injunction. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 13,2021, LexisNexis #0721-012

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