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Thomason, In re--Plains Seafood, Inc. v. Thomason

Ruling: 
Judgment debt owed by debtor was excepted from discharge as the debt arose from a willful and malicious injury. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 11,2018, LexisNexis #1018-101

Catalan, In re--Vision West, Inc. v. Catalan

Ruling: 
Sanctions imposed on debtor for discovery abuses were nondischargeable as he knew of his court-imposed discovery obligations and did not fulfill them. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 11,2018, LexisNexis #1018-102

Simons, In re--Kooshkebaghi v. Simons

Ruling: 
State court judgment was nondischargeable as debtor acted intentionally and with the purpose of depriving the plaintiff of his security interest. (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2018, LexisNexis #1018-100

Hansen, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of chapter 13 plan denied as it failed to meet the best interest of creditors as they received less under debtors' proposed plan than they would in a hypothetical chapter 7. (Bankr. N.D. Iowa)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2018, LexisNexis #1018-116

Barbour-Freeman, In re

Ruling: 
Court ordered attorney to disgorge fees as it exceeded the reasonable value of the services he provided. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2018, LexisNexis #1018-093

Pinnacle Land Grp., LLC, In re--Wilmington Trust, N.A. v. Pinnacle Land Grp., LLC

Ruling: 
Court dismissed debtor's chapter 11 case as it did not serve a genuine reorganizational purpose. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2018, LexisNexis #1018-109

Malek, In re

Ruling: 
Case dismissed as debtor failed to resolve the trustee's objection to confirmation of her plan and the delay was prejudicial to the creditors. (Bankr. N.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2018, LexisNexis #1018-112

Goldbeck, In re--Summit Credit Union v. Goldbeck

Ruling: 
Court granted summary judgment to creditor where debtor had made misrepresentation withan intent to deceive. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 07,2018, LexisNexis #1018-071

Shannon, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion alleging that the city violated the automatic stay by refusing to return the carwas granted as court ruled that the automatic stay required the city to return debtor's carimmediately. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 07,2018, LexisNexis #1018-064

Seaman, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for substantial contribution denied where the court held that the claim was untimelyunder the plan. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2018, LexisNexis #1018-068

Clark, In re--Batanado v. Clark

Ruling: 
Debt deemed dischargeable as creditor knew something was afoul but continued therelationship. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2018, LexisNexis #1018-070

Patriot Coal Corp., In re--Parsley v. Blackhawk Mining, LLC

Ruling: 
Motion to transfer granted as it is in the interests of justice for the home court, which hadconfirmed the debtors' chapter 11 plan, to interpret the disputed asset purchase agreementthat had been incorporated in the plan. (Bankr. S.D. W. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2018, LexisNexis #1018-088

Regan, In re--Regan v. United States Dep't of Educ.

Ruling: 
Student loan debt was not dischargeable as debtor could maintain a minimal standard ofliving even if forced to repay her student loans. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2018, LexisNexis #1018-077

PostRock Energy Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's claim for fraudulent transfer was dismissed as he failed to indicate which of the sixjointly administered debtors made the transfer. (Bankr. W.D. Okla.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2018, LexisNexis #1018-079

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