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Antonucci, In re--Provident Bank v. Antonucci

Ruling: 
Discharge denied where debtor concealed his income from creditors with specific intent tohinder, delay, or defraud. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 25,2019, LexisNexis #0919-090

Benjamin, In re--Benjamin v. United States, SSA

Ruling: 
42 U.S.C. § 405(h) does not bar bankruptcy courts from exercising their jurisdiction under §1334 to hear Social Security claims. (5th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 25,2019, LexisNexis #0919-075

Brown, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for contempt granted where creditor received notice of the discharge orderbut refused to stop the garnishment until it received the motion for contempt. (Bankr. N.D.Miss.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 24,2019, LexisNexis #0919-063

Hanson, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's were entitled to transfer their case back to the original bankruptcy court as it was inthe best interest of justice for the original bankruptcy court to interpret its own confirmationorder. (Bankr. E.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 24,2019, LexisNexis #0919-046

Renegar Golf, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor was required to prosecute his equitable subordination claims in an adversaryproceeding. (B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 24,2019, LexisNexis #0919-058

Rossman, In re

Ruling: 
Debt owed to judgment creditor deemed nondischargeable as the debtor's conduct met thedefinition of actual fraud. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 24,2019, LexisNexis #0919-035

Andrews, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's indebtedness excepted from discharge where he knew his actions, knew the orders ofthe court, but acted to damage and injure the settlement class. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 24,2019, LexisNexis #0919-036

Wright, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of debtor's Chapter 13 plan denied where interest accruing on non-dischargeable student loans was non-dischargeable. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 23,2019, LexisNexis #0919-062

Andrews, In re

Ruling: 
Garnished funds were avoidable preferences under 11 U.S.C. § 547 as debtor's debts were notprimarily consumer debts. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 23,2019, LexisNexis #0919-064

Fedoruk, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss debtors' Chapter 7 bankruptcy case was denied as debtors qualified asChapter 7 business debtors and creditor failed to demonstrate that debtors acted in bad faith.(Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 23,2019, LexisNexis #0919-067

Marvelay, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for approval of agreement was granted as the agreement allowed trustee toredistribute funds that would be payable to the State to those injured consumers who hadfiled claims. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 23,2019, LexisNexis #0919-068

McKay, In re

Ruling: 
Court sustained trustee's objection to debtor's amended Chapter 13 plan as it reduced theamount being paid on unsecured claims. (Bankr. S.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 22,2019, LexisNexis #0919-051

Assadi, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion to dismiss was granted as creditor held the largest claim to be paid throughthe plan, it sought dismissal to pursue post-petition claim, and debtor had no assets to warrantconversion to Chapter 7. (Bankr. N.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 22,2019, LexisNexis #0919-070

Olsen, In re

Ruling: 
Court confirmed debtor's plan as the balloon payment at the end of the five-year plan waspermissible as proposed. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 22,2019, LexisNexis #0919-072

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