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Ayoub, In re--Ayoub v. Yamin

Ruling: 
Court determined the amount of monetary sanctions and imposed prefiling restrictions asnonmonetary sanctions against debtor and his attorney for pursuing frivolous legalarguments in bankruptcy court. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 14,2018, LexisNexis #0618-090

Combs, In re

Ruling: 
Case dismissed and debtors barred from filing for 180 days from dismissal where debtorsabandoned their first case and filed their second case in an effort to escape the consequencesof the stay relief granted in their first case. (Bankr. N.D. W. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 11,2018, LexisNexis #0618-033

Schweiger, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation denied as plan proposed to cure mortgage arrears on debtor's residence whichwas not permitted as the debtor's equity of redemption was foreclosed by completion of anauction sale before his bankruptcy petition was filed. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 11,2018, LexisNexis #0618-058

Poivey, In re

Ruling: 
Royalty check proceeds were marital property to which debtor husband was entitled to applyhis wildcard exemption rights. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 11,2018, LexisNexis #0618-043

Montee, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' motion seeking sanctions granted in part where the creditor exceeded the court'sorder granting stay relief. (Bankr. D. Idaho)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 10,2018, LexisNexis #0618-031

Belding-Miller, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor was sanctioned for willful violations of the discharge injunction where he sued thedebtor in state court to recover the debt after debtor declared chapter 7 bankruptcy andreceived a discharge. (Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 10,2018, LexisNexis #0618-050

Mohave Agrarian Grp. LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Consequence set forth in the plan could not be modified or ignored in favor of debtor. (Bankr.D. Nev.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 10,2018, LexisNexis #0618-083

Parrish v. Lincoln Nat'l Bank

Ruling: 
Debtor did not have standing to bring a preference action without first seeking an orderauthorizing the filing of the complaint. (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 10,2018, LexisNexis #0618-052

Fadraga, In re

Ruling: 
Court granted LLC's motion for relief from automatic stay as abandoned property was nolonger property of the estate. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 10,2018, LexisNexis #0618-039

Orozco, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied confirmation of debtor's first amended plan as the debtor's counsel struckthrough a provision of the district plan regarding the treatment of tax refunds. (Bankr. W.D.Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 10,2018, LexisNexis #0618-087

Cheney, In re--Johnston v. Cheney

Ruling: 
Debtor was not entitled to summary judgment as he misrepresented his abilities with intentto deceive homeowners who contracted with him. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-046

Bosserman, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was ineligible for a chapter 13 relief as he owed more than $394,725 in liquidated,noncontingent, unsecured debt. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-032

Belleville, In re--Anastasoff v. Belleville

Ruling: 
Money judgment entered by an Arizona divorce court in favor of the father was in the natureof domestic support obligation and thus was nondischargeable. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-048

Blasingame, In re--Church J.V. v. Blasingame

Ruling: 
Debtors' causes of action for legal malpractice were not property of their bankruptcy estatesas the debtors had no cause of action against the malpractice defendants at the commencementof their case. (Bankr. W.D. Tenn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0718-073

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