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Walker, In re

Ruling: 
State court judgment entered after debtors filed for bankruptcy was a stay violation andvoid as it affected the debtors or property that was then property of their bankruptcy estate.(Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 15,2022, LexisNexis #0422-007

Gumbs, In re--Honey Do Men Gutters, Inc. v. Gumbs

Ruling: 
Debtor sanctioned for bad faith discovery failures. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 15,2022, LexisNexis #0422-024

Westinghouse Elec. Co., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Permission to file a tardy administrative expense claim denied as creditor and his counselmade a deliberate tactical decision not to proceed in this bankruptcy court. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 15,2022, LexisNexis #0422-011

Teran, In re--Teran v. Navient Sols., LLC

Ruling: 
Loan was not a qualified education loan as debtor was not an eligible student when hereceived the loan funds, which paid bar prep expenses, not his law school attendance, andfor living expenses. (Bankr. N.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 15,2022, LexisNexis #0422-015

Williams, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not entitled to reopen her case to file a financial management course certificateas she failed to file the certificate until 20 months after expiration of the deadline. (Bankr.E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 15,2022, LexisNexis #0422-019

Rockland Indus., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's attorney's fees reduced for excessive time spent researching form Subchapter Vplan. (Bankr. D.S.C.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 14,2022, LexisNexis #0422-005

Nadeau, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor's lifetime beneficiary interest in a revocable trust was property of herestate at the time of filing for bankruptcy and did not need to be recovered by the trustee.(Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 14,2022, LexisNexis #0422-012

Detwiler, In re--Crespo v. Detwiler

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court held that plaintiff's claims against Chapter 7 debtor were excepted fromdischarge as her conviction of attempted assault in violation of state law preclusivelyestablished that she was liable to plaintiff for willful injury. (Bankr. D. Haw.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 14,2022, LexisNexis #0422-014

Cimba, In re--Frankenberger v. Cimba

Ruling: 
Claim that debtor was liable for a new line of credit failed where there was no writtendocumentation that the debtor was a signatory on the new loan or a guarantor on the debt.(Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 14,2022, LexisNexis #0422-001

Matt Garton & Assocs., LLC, In re--Weinman v. Garton

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion to dismiss denied as he could not bootstrap the new transactions to thetransfers in the original complaint after the expiration of the § 546(a) statute of limitations.(Bankr. D. Colo.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 14,2022, LexisNexis #0522-018

Tabor, In re

Ruling: 
Denial of discharge as debtor had no interest in trust to conceal and properly assigned hisinterest in the mortgage loan to the trust to secure loans to his real estate enterprise. (Bankr.S.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 11,2022, LexisNexis #0322-094

Legendary Field Expeditions, In re--Osherow v. Travelers Prop. Cas., Co. of Am.

Ruling: 
Payments to the insurer were not avoidable by the trustee as it was not a payment of anantecedent debt. (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 11,2022, LexisNexis #0422-017

Cleveland Imaging & Surgical Hosp., LLC, In re--Kreit v. Quinn

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court's sanctions order was justified as the doctors knew that the confirmationorder barred them from filing this adversary proceeding, which meant they did so in badfaith. (5th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 11,2022, LexisNexis #0422-003

Haney, In re--Haney v. Schilling

Ruling: 
Debtor sanctioned as he repeatedly made accusations against the court, the bankruptcyadministrator, and the clerk of the bankruptcy court and had not provided any evidence orproof of any allegation or accusation. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 10,2022, LexisNexis #0422-025

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