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Welch, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor's ex-wife violated discharge injunction and was subject to civil contempt asthere was no objectively reasonable basis for her to believe that she was entitled to collect herjudgment. (Bankr. S.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 24,2021, LexisNexis #0521-038

Leaver, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor was entitled to administrative expense claim for value of post-petitionrelinquishment of possessory lien in cattle.. (Bankr. W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 24,2021, LexisNexis #0521-032

Miami Metals I, Inc., In re--Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A. v. Crowe LLP

Ruling: 
Court exercised mandatory from professional negligence action brought by debtor's lendersagainst debtor's auditors. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 24,2021, LexisNexis #0521-050

Sandberg, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss debtor's bankruptcy on the ground that granting relief would constituteabuse granted in part. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 24,2021, LexisNexis #0521-041

Wildenstein, In re--Regal Jewelry & Gift Shop, LLC v. Wildenstein

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor deliberately misled plaintiff as to her intent toinduce plaintiff to sell jewelry to her in exchange for post-dated checks. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 24,2021, LexisNexis #0521-036

Mallett, In re--Mallett v. Mallett

Ruling: 
Loan used to pay off debtor's original "qualified education loans" was nondischargeable.(Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 23,2021, LexisNexis #0521-037

Egle, In re

Ruling: 
Court granted Chapter 13 trustee's motion to dismiss, conditionally ordering debtor to turnover tax refunds for distribution. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 23,2021, LexisNexis #0621-021

Mallett, In re--Mallett v. Mallett

Ruling: 
Loan used to pay off debtor's original "qualified education loans" was nondischargeable.(Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 23,2021, LexisNexis #0521-037

Struhar, In re--Cutting Edge Decorative Concrete v. Struhar

Ruling: 
Debtor's granted summary judgment in nondischargeability proceeding based on fiduciarydefalcation as there was no genuine issue of material fact as to whether an express ortechnical trust was created between debtor and creditor. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2021, LexisNexis #0521-007

Genter, In re--Reed v. Genter

Ruling: 
Transfer of a 49% interest in a successful business to debtor's father for no consideration wasfraudulent. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2021, LexisNexis #0521-039

Dees, In re

Ruling: 
Debt owed to assisted living facility was nondischargeable based on debtor's actions, thewillful and malicious embezzlement. (Bankr. S.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2021, LexisNexis #0521-062

Polanco, In re

Ruling: 
Final allowance of compensation and expenses granted because the time spent representingthe debtor was substantially reasonable and proportionate. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2021, LexisNexis #0521-028

Genter, In re--Reed v. Genter

Ruling: 
Transfer of a 49% interest in a successful business to debtor's father for no consideration wasfraudulent. (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2021, LexisNexis #0521-039

Payne, In re

Ruling: 
Creditors violated the automatic stay by continuation of a judicial action or to recover aclaim against debtor that arose before the petition date. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2021, LexisNexis #0521-001

Rochester Drug Coop., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Motion to lift the automatic stay denied as proceeds of the insurance policy were not estateassets and that diminution of those assets would not harm the estate. (Bankr. W.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2021, LexisNexis #0521-004

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