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Dale, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to convert Chapter 7 case to Chapter 13 was denied as debtor currently do not haveregular income sufficient to propose a viable plan. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 09,2019, LexisNexis #0120-068

Ferris, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor willfully violated the discharge injunction by failing to properly credit debtors'mortgage payments. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2019, LexisNexis #0120-043

Robert Legere Cos., In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion for partial summary judgment granted where transfers were made within 90days of the petition date while debtor was insolvent. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2019, LexisNexis #0120-061

Sheeley, In re

Ruling: 
Court approval of reaffirmation agreement was denied as assumption of the pre-petitionunexpired lease was the proper procedural vehicle. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2019, LexisNexis #0120-044

Porzio, In re--JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA v. Porzio

Ruling: 
Creditor was granted relief from automatic stay as debtor consistently failed to honor theobligations of a debtor in good faith and used the bankruptcy filings as a scheme to delayforeclosure proceedings. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2019, LexisNexis #0120-031

Samson Res. Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for contempt failed as its claims had already been disallowed and expungedby the court. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2019, LexisNexis #0120-048

Douglas, In re--Davey v. Auto. Acceptance Corp.

Ruling: 
Court allowed creditor's amendment where pre-bar date filings constituted an informal proofof claim. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2019, LexisNexis #0120-035

Davis, In re--Davis v. Conduent

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge was denied as he failed to demonstrate that repayment of student loan debtwould constitute an undue hardship. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 05,2019, LexisNexis #0120-041

Worrell, In re--Bank of Doniphan v. Worrell

Ruling: 
Discharge denied for debtor's false statements under oath concerning his assets. (Bankr. D.Neb.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 05,2019, LexisNexis #0120-046

Emerge Energy Servs. LP, In re

Ruling: 
Amended joint plan of reorganization for debtors under Chapter 11 was denied in order forthe third-party release provision to be revised. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 05,2019, LexisNexis #0120-067

Butler, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor could modify loan secured by vehicle purchased for the exclusive and personal use ofhis girlfriend. (Bankr. M.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 05,2019, LexisNexis #0120-069

3MB, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Objection to allowance of claim for default interest overruled as provision was notunenforceable as an invalid liquidated damage clause under California and Bankruptcy law.(Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 05,2019, LexisNexis #0120-036

Cannon & Cannon Law, P.C., In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 plan confirmed as it was proposed in good faith and complied with the applicableprovisions of the bankruptcy code. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 04,2019, LexisNexis #0120-047

Munoz, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' could not assume their buyers' interest in a real estate contract that they did notdisclose in their prior bankruptcy case. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 04,2019, LexisNexis #0120-033

The Village Apothecary, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Lodestar fee for debtor's special counsel was adjusted downward as excessive for resultsreceived. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 03,2019, LexisNexis #0120-029

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