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Campanile, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied the creditor's motion for relief from stay as granting it would not result in thecreditor being able to file a late claim. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2019, LexisNexis #0419-028

160 Royal Palm, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to limit credit bidding granted where creditor had neither a lien nor anallowed claim and was not permitted to credit bid under the explicit text of 11 U.S.C. § 363(k).(Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2019, LexisNexis #0419-029

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

Zalloum, In re

Ruling: 
Request for sanctions was denied where the debtor sought money damages to punishhomeowner's association for prior alleged bad actions. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2019, LexisNexis #0419-001

Maxus Energy Corp. v. YPF S.A.

Ruling: 
Court denied motion for mandatory abstention with respect to claims for unjust enrichment,alter ego, and civil conspiracy as they arose under the same events as the trustee's fraudulenttransfer claims. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2019, LexisNexis #0419-023

Heiser, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was allowed to treat creditor's installment land contract as a residential mortgage thatcan be cured during the plan's five-year term. (Bankr. M.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 24,2019, LexisNexis #0419-021

Runnymede Capital Mgmt., In re

Ruling: 
Bank's motion to dismiss trustee's complaint was denied as trustee adequately stated aplausible claim under applicable law that transfers of an interest occurred. (Bankr. W.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 22,2019, LexisNexis #0419-062

Batten, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtor did not have independent standing to assert a trustee's avoidance powersunder Chapter 5 of the bankruptcy code. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 22,2019, LexisNexis #0319-084

Avidon, In re

Ruling: 
Creditors' factual allegations failed to state a claim as the false pretenses, false representation,or actual fraud were mere labels and conclusions. (Bankr. D. Conn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 21,2019, LexisNexis #0319-082

Bane, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's citation lien on after-acquired property was a voidable preference where it wasfixed upon any and all property debtor acquired during the 90-day period and debtor met allrequirements under 11 U.S.C. § 547. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 21,2019, LexisNexis #0419-017

Skymark Props. II, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's cash collateral motion denied where rental income from debtor's tenants and theright to receive that income belonged entirely to the lender unless and until debtor fully paidits debt to lender or redeems debtor's real estate after a foreclosure sale. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 21,2019, LexisNexis #0419-018

Flambeaux Gas & Elec., In re

Ruling: 
Court allowed debtor to reject a settlement agreement coupled with a licensing agreement thatwas unduly burdensome. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 20,2019, LexisNexis #0419-007

Jordan, In re--ServisFirst Bank v. Jordan

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court abstained from conducting post-judgment collection proceedings in favor ofa private creditor. (Bankr. M.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 20,2019, LexisNexis #0419-011

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