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Marshall, In re

Ruling: 
Court affirmed dismissal of debtor's case as she failed to provide proof of receiving creditcounselling within the 180 days before she filed her bankruptcy petition. (B.A.P. 8th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2019, LexisNexis #0419-025

Kearney, In re

Ruling: 
Plan of reorganization confirmed as the proposed settlement was supported by adequateconsideration and was fair and equitable to the debtor, his estate, and his creditors. (Bankr.D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2019, LexisNexis #0419-041

Guice, In re

Ruling: 
Anti-modification protections did not apply to debtor's proposed cramdown as creditor wassecured by both a security interest and a judgment lien against the debtor's condo. (Bankr.D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2019, LexisNexis #0419-043

Connolly Geaney Ablitt & Willard v. Durham Commer. Capital Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Trustee was entitled to summary judgment where he established the elements for avoidanceof fraudulent transfers and entitlement to recovery against defendants. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 27,2019, LexisNexis #0419-039

Brian & Jodi Colberg & Colberg Trucking, In re

Ruling: 
Court reduced debtors' fee application for duplicate services and attorneys' travel time fees.(Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 27,2019, LexisNexis #0419-026

Wood, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied confirmation of debtor's plan as her current plan paid less than the amount thatwould be paid to nonpriority unsecured creditors if the estate was liquidated under chapter 7.(Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 27,2019, LexisNexis #0419-044

Indians

Ruling: 
Dismissal was appropriate where filing of bankruptcy petition did not waive tribal sovereignimmunity as to separate, adversarial fraudulent transfer claims. (6th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 26,2019, LexisNexis #0419-051

Newman, In re--Swait v. Newman

Ruling: 
Debt arising from consent judgment entered by state court regarding debtor's misconduct asexecutrix was nondischargeable. (Bankr. E.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 26,2019, LexisNexis #0419-034

Reid, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied debtors' motion to convert as debtors were ineligible to be chapter 13 debtors asthey were over the unsecured debt limits and merely sought to delay the inevitable at theexpense of their creditors. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 26,2019, LexisNexis #0419-040

Jordan, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for new trial denied where his egregious misuse and manipulation of thebankruptcy system constituted cause to dismiss his chapter 13 case. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 26,2019, LexisNexis #0419-042

Two Sts., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of plan was denied as debtor failed to demonstrate that there would besufficient funds to pay the administrative and priority claims and adequate protectionpayments to its largest creditor within the plan's proposed time frame. (Bankr. S.D. Miss.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 26,2019, LexisNexis #0419-064

Lam, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion to remand denied where the twelve discretionary abstention factorsweighed against abstention. (Bankr. D. Haw.)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 26,2019, LexisNexis #0419-045

Feldman, In re--Glassman v. Feldman

Ruling: 
Debtor's Chapter 13 case was dismissed due to debtor's blatant disregard for his obligations tofile accurate bankruptcy schedules. (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 26,2019, LexisNexis #0419-065

Pansier, In re

Ruling: 
Court granted relief from stay to reinstate collection of debtor's pension income to apply todelinquent tax obligations as it was not property of the estate and was not necessary to fund aChapter 13 plan. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2019, LexisNexis #0419-055

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