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Yashouafar, In re--Gottlieb v. Yashouafar

Ruling: 
Summary judgment granted to the trustee as to 50 percent of the assets of the trust that werecharacterized as community property. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 09,2018, LexisNexis #0518-075

Avanti Communs. Grp. PLC, In re

Ruling: 
Court granted foreign representative's motions seeking recognition of the UK proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and enforcement of the scheme of arrangement that was sanctioned by the UK court. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 09,2018, LexisNexis #0518-111

Meyer, In re--Bissett Nursery Corp. v. Meyer

Ruling: 
Debtors were ineligible to have their debts discharged as they failed to comply with an orderthe court issued which required them to turn over documents pertaining to their businesses.(Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 09,2018, LexisNexis #0518-080

INCA Ref., L.L.C., In re

Ruling: 
Consolidated chapter 11 debtors' plan confirmed as it complied with each applicableprovision of the bankruptcy code. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 09,2018, LexisNexis #0518-082

Bay City Recycling, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Court confirmed plan after all requirements for confirmation of plan were satisfied. (Bankr.N.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 09,2018, LexisNexis #0518-083

Smith, In re--BKGD, LLC v. Townsend

Ruling: 
Court granted the motion to annul the automatic stay and, based on the annulment of the stay,granted the amended motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 09,2018, LexisNexis #0518-068

Felix, In re

Ruling: 
Appellate panel affirmed court's order denying debtors' Ohio homestead exemption as the debtors changed their professed housing plans when they became aware of a recording error. (6th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2018, LexisNexis #0518-038

Advanced Vascular Res., In re--Hadeed v. Advanced Vascular Res.

Ruling: 
Court directed U.S. trustee to appoint chapter 11 trustee to manage LLC's bankruptcy estate as the bankruptcy case was part of a broader dispute. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2018, LexisNexis #0518-056

Berkland, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not prohibited from modifying a secured claim a mortgagee held against real property that was both the debtor's principal residence and rental property. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2018, LexisNexis #0518-058

Foster, In re

Ruling: 
Court found that LLC and its former partner violated § 526 for omissions of FDCPA lawsuits on their Statement of Financial Affairs. (Bankr. W.D. Wash.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2018, LexisNexis #0518-045

Summerfield, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied debtor's motion for an order enjoining her ex-husband from prosecuting theaction he filed in the Illinois circuit court. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2018, LexisNexis #0618-054

Lewis v. Kaelin

Ruling: 
Appellate panel affirmed court's order allowing trustee to avoid postpetition transfer where check was delivered to the creditor prepetition but honored by the debtor's bank postpetition. (9th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2018, LexisNexis #0518-049

Parrish, In re

Ruling: 
Court deemed individual shared responsibility payment that was imposed for failure to obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act as a penalty and was therefore not entitled to priority status. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2018, LexisNexis #0518-037

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