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Aguero, In re

Ruling: 
Court allowed amended claim for an unsecured deficiency even though it was filed afterconfirmation as allowance benefitted debtor. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0219-019

Papageorge, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to a discharge where trustee failed to establish a pattern of recklessdisregard for the truth and that the debtor acted with fraudulent intent. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0119-080

Pirogova, In re

Ruling: 
Petition for recognition of Russian insolvency proceeding as a foreign main proceeding wasdenied as there was no evidence showing that resident alien debtor had a place of operationsin Russia on the petition date. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0119-084

Smith, In re--Smith v. Me. Bureau of Revenue Servs.

Ruling: 
Automatic stay was terminated after thirty days where debtor filed a second petition forbankruptcy within a year of the dismissal of a prior bankruptcy case. (1st Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0119-068

Browne, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection sustained as debtor's interest immediately before the commencement ofthe case was not exempt from process by the IRS to the extent of a tax claim. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0119-071

Parks, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to exemption sustained as gift cards did not qualify as household furnishings and supplies under state exemption statute. (Bankr. D. Kan.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0219-031

Klisivitch, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for reconsideration denied as totality of the circumstances warranted a determinationthat debtor's case should be dismissed for bad faith. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 11,2018, LexisNexis #0119-082

George, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge revoked where debtor had knowledge of the court's order directing her toappear for examination but failed to do so. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-079

Knaak v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Ruling: 
Court noted that whether an obligation was or was not in default or was disputed was of noimportance in determining if the creditor has a claim against the debtor. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-061

Ilyev, In re

Ruling: 
Objections to confirmation of debtor's chapter 13 plan was overruled in part as courtconcluded that the case passed the objective and subjective tests for a good faith filing. (Bankr.E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-083

Ahmadi, In re

Ruling: 
Failure of the attorney to properly advise debtor of the fees incurred during the prosecution ofhis case justified a lodestar downward adjustment. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-066

Ramos, In re

Ruling: 
Failure of the creditor to make a timely objection prevented it from challenging the validity ofthe homestead exemption claimed by debtor. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-073

Miller, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was dichargeable where creditor failed to establish that debtors caused a willful andmalicious injury to assignee and assignee did not identify any specific response to discoverydemands. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-076

Dawson, In re

Ruling: 
Court stated that section 522(g) was unavailable only in cases where a debtor put propertybeyond the reach of a trustee by voluntarily transferring and concealing it. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 07,2018, LexisNexis #0119-072

Dukes, In re--Dukes v. Suncoast Credit Union

Ruling: 
Debtor's plan did not discharge credit union's mortgage as the plan did nothing more than state that the credit union's mortgage would be paid outside the plan. (11th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2018, LexisNexis #0119-053

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