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Kearney, In re--Kearney v. Abruzzo

Ruling: 
Court was required to abstain where trustees' claims met the requirements for permissive abstention and were within the bankruptcy court's non-core jurisdiction. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 11,2018, LexisNexis #1118-088

Harris, In re

Ruling: 
Nonattorney sanctioned and required to disgorge fees collected from debtors as he was a bankruptcy petition preparer. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 11,2018, LexisNexis #1118-063

Go Workout Grand Ledge LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Case converted as independent review of the supposed consumption "in operations" of nearly one hundred thousand dollars in customer deposits during the debtor's short time in business amply justified any inconvenience that the debtor and creditor predicted a chapter 7 trustee may suffer if the court converted the case. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 11,2018, LexisNexis #1118-082

Richard, In re

Ruling: 
Court ordered Illinois LLC to disgorge fees from consolidated cases as its fee-sharing agreement was in violation of section 504 since they did not form a single law firm with Missouri attorneys. (Bankr. E.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-068

Carter, In re--They Might Be, Inc. v. Carter

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable as court concluded that while the debtor was probably negligent, he was credible and had no subjective intent to deceive the creditor. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-072

Herrin, In re--Connector 2000 Ass’n v. Herrin

Ruling: 
Debts were dischargeable where debtor did not commit actual fraud as evidence did not indicate that there was a scheme or an effort on the part of debtor to deprive the creditor of payment. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-074

Robertson, In re--Arma Yates, LLC v. Robertson

Ruling: 
Debtors lacked standing to pursue counterclaims as they were property of the estate subject to the control of the chapter 7 trustee. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-075

Labovitz, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for summary judgment denied as complaint alleged that the IRS and an IRS agentviolated the consent order but provided no evidence to support the allegations noted. (Bankr.W.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1218-060

Clark, In re--Vara v. Clark

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor was ineligible to have his debts discharged as he made errors and omissions in his bankruptcy schedules and statement of financial affairs within two years of the date he declared bankruptcy. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2018, LexisNexis #1118-081

Verbeek, In re--Schachter v. Verbeek

Ruling: 
Debtor committed fraud as she purposely did not disclose her intent to file bankruptcy in order to continue receiving plaintiff's legal services. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 09,2018, LexisNexis #1118-073

Franco, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to proof of claim in mineral rights was sustained as creditor's asserted ownership of disputed mineral rights was not a right to payment. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 05,2018, LexisNexis #1118-061

Woodbridge Grp. of Cos., LLC, In re--De La Rochelle v. In re Woodbridge Grp. of Cos., LLC

Ruling: 
Claim dismissed as even if the plaintiffs could establish a right for imposition of a constructive trust or equitable lien against debtor's property, the debtor could avoid any such equitable interest pursuant to the strong-arm powers of the bankruptcy code. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 05,2018, LexisNexis #1118-077

Insite Corp., In re--Insite Corp. v. Walsh Constr. Co. P.R.

Ruling: 
Judgment vacated as subcontractor might be entitled to an equitable recovery if the general contractor has benefited at the subcontractor's expense and obtained value from the subcontractor's post-default performance. (1st Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 05,2018, LexisNexis #1118-065

Kimball Hill, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court ordered creditor to dismiss its claims against debtors in third-party complaint as it violated the terms of the release and the plan injunction. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 02,2018, LexisNexis #1118-085

Naturescape Holding Grp., Int'l, Inc., In re--GemCap Lending I, LLC v. Bateman

Ruling: 
Money judgment and attorneys' fees deemed nondischargeable due to debtor's participation in the diversion of creditor's cash collateral. (Bankr. D. Haw.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 02,2018, LexisNexis #1118-071

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