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Florimonte, In re--Scranton Laminated Labels, Inc. v. Florimonte

Ruling: 
Issue preclusion did not apply in nondischargeability proceeding as the issue of willfulnesswas neither litigated nor determined by a final and valid judgment. (Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 22,2022, LexisNexis #0422-040

J & M Sales Inc., In re--Miller v. Fallas

Ruling: 
Trustee could not rely on the IRS as a predicate creditor for purposes of pursuing fraudulentconveyance claims beyond the four-year lookback period provided in state uniform fraudulenttransfer act. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 22,2022, LexisNexis #0422-042

Stephens, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor filed bankruptcy case in good faith to address the financial crisis brought about bystate trial court's issuance of prejudgment injunction. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 22,2022, LexisNexis #0422-044

Blair House Assocs. Ltd. P'ship, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee was liable to debtor for attorney's fees as it was not reasonable for the trustee tobelieve that the amounts the trust claimed that the debtor owed to it were not contingent orsubject to a bona fide dispute. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 18,2022, LexisNexis #0422-028

Learson, In re

Ruling: 
Disgorgement of fees paid to the law firm was warranted as the firm made no disclosure offees for services rendered in contemplation of or in connection with the debtor's bankruptcy.(Bankr. E.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 18,2022, LexisNexis #0422-029

Bird, In re--Specialized Loan Servicing LLC v. Bird

Ruling: 
Creditor was entitled to relief from the automatic stay to allow a foreclosure sale of thedebtor's primary residence as the standing and chain-of-title issues raised by the debtor hadbeen fully addressed and resolved. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 18,2022, LexisNexis #0422-031

Roman Cath. Diocese of Harrisburg, In re

Ruling: 
Official Committee of Tort Claimants granted derivative standing to pursue avoidanceaction against debtor diocese. (Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 17,2022, LexisNexis #0422-016

Black Gold S.A.R.L., In re--Samba v. Int'l Petro. Prods. & Additives Co.

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for recognition of foreign proceeding granted as the requirements weresatisfied and recognition would not be manifestly contrary to U.S. public policy. (B.A.P. 9thCir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 17,2022, LexisNexis #0422-022

Robertson, In re--Arma Yates, L.L.C. v. Robertson

Ruling: 
Denial of discharge was improper where debtor had provided the list of sold assets tobankruptcy counsel and that counsel was in the midst of serious legal and ethical problems atthe time. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 17,2022, LexisNexis #0422-043

RGN-Grp. Holdings, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Association's claim for attorneys' fees allowed subject to overall cap on terminationdamages. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 17,2022, LexisNexis #0422-010

Smith, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's plan discriminated unfairly when it placed the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency's claim in a separate class that would be paid 100 cents on the dollar. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 17,2022, LexisNexis #0422-047

Ebson, In re

Ruling: 
Claim objection overruled and amended proof of claim allowed in full as debtor failed toestablish that the vehicle, which was surrendered, was auctioned for a depressed value. (Bankr.E.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 16,2022, LexisNexis #0422-034

Art & Architecture Books of the 21st Century, In re--Leslie v. Ace Gallery N.Y. Corp.

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court lacked jurisdiction to enter a final judgment absent consent of all of theparties to plan agent’s non-core claims for conversion and breach of fiduciary duty againstdefendant. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 16,2022, LexisNexis #0422-023

Greenpoint Tactical Income Fund LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor’s objection to allowance of proofs of equity interests was overruled withoutprejudice to debtor claiming lower valuation of the interests in an amended plan. (Bankr.E.D. Wis.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 16,2022, LexisNexis #0422-009

Poulos, In re--Republic Bank of Chi. v. Poulos

Ruling: 
Most of creditor’s claim was dischargeable due to failure to show false pretenses, falserepresentations, or actual fraud. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 16,2022, LexisNexis #0422-013

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