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Jones-Peteet, In re--Estate of Perteet v. Jones-Peteet

Ruling: 
Debtor's private student loan debt was nondischargeable as it was a "qualified educationloan". (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 10,2021, LexisNexis #0921-040

KG Winddown, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Dismissal was warranted as the debtors had sold substantially all of their assets, had nofurther operations, and had insufficient resources to fund a plan. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 09,2021, LexisNexis #0721-092

Smith, In re--Smith v. U.S. Bank N.A.

Ruling: 
Court ruled that district court abused its discretion when it held that the bankruptcy courtcould reinstate debtor's Chapter 13 case where debtor had moved to dismiss. (6th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 09,2021, LexisNexis #0721-095

Banfi, In re

Ruling: 
Reconsideration of order permitting avoidance of lien was warranted due to the SecondCircuit’s clarification of the term "residence." (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 09,2021, LexisNexis #0721-083

Darin, In re--PNC Equip. Fin., LLC v. Darin

Ruling: 
Creditor’s debt was dischargeable for failure to establish elements required under stateuniform voidable transactions law. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 09,2021, LexisNexis #0721-084

Mohammed, In re--Irone v. Mohammed

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable as debtor made false representations which caused creditor to loseits investment. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 09,2021, LexisNexis #0721-085

Champion Printing & Copying, LLC, In re--Lowe v. Phillips

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion for sanctions against corporate debtor denied. (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 09,2021, LexisNexis #0721-087

Collab9, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion to dismiss was denied where allegations had been disposed of in earlierruling. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 08,2021, LexisNexis #0721-091

Carla's Pasta, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Creditor was not entitled to relief from stay to exercise its right of setoff. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 08,2021, LexisNexis #0721-078

SS Body Armor I, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's requested extension of term of recovery trust was not a modification of the plan andcould be allowed. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 07,2021, LexisNexis #0721-094

Bugay, In re

Ruling: 
Special counsel's agreement to share a portion of her attorney's fee with the debtor'sbankruptcy counsel disallowed. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 07,2021, LexisNexis #0921-034

Mannion, In re--Holland v. Mannion

Ruling: 
Allegation that debtors failed to disclose a stream of rental income established claim fordenial of discharge. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 07,2021, LexisNexis #0721-089

Dockins, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee was not entitled to turnover of funds from a 401(k) plan that debtor inherited from afriend prior to filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as the transfer restrictions were enforceable.(Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 04,2021, LexisNexis #0721-060

Castleman, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 estate received the benefit of appreciation in the estate's property value for theperiod between the filing of a Chapter 13 case its conversion to a Chapter 7 case asappreciation was not a distinct and separate asset under the Bankruptcy Code. (Bankr. W.D.Wash.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 04,2021, LexisNexis #0721-077

Bello, In re--Hap Lift, LLC v. Bello

Ruling: 
Creditor's request for judgment on its nondischargeability claim was denied as he failed toprove that debtor's representation that he was solvent on the date he signed a personalguaranty was false. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 04,2021, LexisNexis #0921-037

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