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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

Texas Pellets, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court confirmed debtors' joint Chapter 11 plan where debtors proposed the plan in goodfaith and it complied with each applicable provision of the Bankruptcy Code. (Bankr. E.D.Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2019, LexisNexis #1119-018

Smith, In re

Ruling: 
Creditors were not entitled to award of attorney's fees incurred in nondischargeabilityproceeding based on willful and malicious injury absent statutory authorization. (Bankr. D.Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 05,2019, LexisNexis #1119-008

Central Processing Servs., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
IRS claim based on debtor’s guaranty of third party’s tax debt was entitled to priority.(Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 05,2019, LexisNexis #1119-004

Hunt, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's failure to keep a separate account for each partnership did not impair a review ofhis financial condition and was not grounds for denial of discharge. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 04,2019, LexisNexis #1119-015

Jenkins, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable as debtor knowingly made false representation to the creditorsthat induced them to buy property. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 04,2019, LexisNexis #1119-006

Pugh, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's objection to Chapter 13 confirmation was sustained as both the mortgage's due-on-sale clause and 11 U.S.C. § 1322(b)(2) prevented him from modifying the bank's rights withoutthe bank's consent. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 03,2019, LexisNexis #1019-094

Linn Energy, LLC, In re--French v. Linn Energy, LLC

Ruling: 
Payments owed to a shareholder's estate by debtor were properly treated like the equityinterests of a shareholder and subordinated to claims of creditors. (5th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 03,2019, LexisNexis #1019-082

Xiao, In re--Chorches v. Xin Chen

Ruling: 
Transfers were fraudulent as they were made to hinder, delay, and defraud the debtor'screditors within two years of the debtor's bankruptcy petition filing. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 30,2019, LexisNexis #1019-092

Royalty Props., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to convert debtor's case to Chapter 7 was granted as there was no feasible plan forsatisfaction of foreclosure judgments totaling more than $35 million. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 30,2019, LexisNexis #1019-093

Pursell Holdings, In re

Ruling: 
Court abstained from taking jurisdiction of debtor's motion to enforce discharge injunction asthe state law issues predominated over the litigation as a whole. (Bankr. W.D. Mo.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 30,2019, LexisNexis #1019-097

Specialty Retail Shops Holding Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Creditor was not entitled to a superpriority administrative expense claim for reclamationrights as lenders prior rights rendered the claim valueless. (Bankr. D. Neb.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 30,2019, LexisNexis #1019-081

Manuel, In re--Lim v. Manuel

Ruling: 
Court held that counsel must disgorge all monies paid to him by debtor where counsel failedto comply with mandatory written disclosure requirements in the Bankruptcy Code. (Bankr.D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 29,2019, LexisNexis #1019-090

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