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Reynolds, In re

Ruling: 
Law firm's request for payment was reduced where court found that the services providedwere unnecessary, duplicative, or excessive and were not reasonably likely to benefit theestate. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-035

Libra, In re--Nathan v. Libra

Ruling: 
Trustee could not avoid transfer where court found that the transfer of the debtor's interest inthe marital home did not constitute a fraudulent transfer. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-053

Futterman, In re--USHA SoHa Terrace, LLC v. RGS Holdings, LLC

Ruling: 
Appointment of chapter 11 trustee was warranted as debtor deliberately abused his authorityand misused the assets of relevant entities for personal purposes. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-055

Madigan, In re--Straight Line, LLC v. Madigan

Ruling: 
Court ruled debt was nondischargeable where debtor confessed his embezzlement andintended for the plaintiffs to suffer a loss equal to the amount of cash he willfully embezzled.(Bankr. N.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2018, LexisNexis #0618-047

Beschloss, In re

Ruling: 
Court held law firm and attorney in contempt for violations of the discharge injunction aspayment made by debtor was not voluntary because law firm implied that debtor had anobligation that he needed to honor based on pre-bankrupctcy agreements. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2018, LexisNexis #0618-051

Garcia, In re

Ruling: 
Loan servicer's motion for relief from the automatic stay was denied because it was not a partyin interest as it lacked standing to foreclose on the debtor's property. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2018, LexisNexis #0618-037

Hornung, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for relief from stay granted where debtor failed to advise creditor that he was thedebtor in an open bankruptcy case until about two years after the collection action was filed.(Bankr. D. Kan.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2018, LexisNexis #0618-038

Siewe, In re--Siewe v. Locci

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court properly exercised its discretion to deny debtor's request for relief from stayas state court's actions were consistent with the purpose of the automatic stay and were notunfair to him. (11th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2018, LexisNexis #0618-041

Lee, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's objection sustained where terms of a confirmed plan had preclusive effect to themortgage arrearage amount provided for in the plan. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2018, LexisNexis #0618-057

Fakhuri, In re--Old Republic Nat'l Title Ins. Co. v. Fakhuri

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor acted with fraudulent intent, made expressmisrepresentations, and insurer was justified in relying on debtor's representations. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2018, LexisNexis #0618-044

Morris, In re--Rimrock Design, Inc. v. Morris

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debt was incurred by deception or trickery and debtorfraudulently appropriated the property entrusted to him. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2018, LexisNexis #0618-045

Topalian, In re--Topalian v. Bank of Am., N.A.

Ruling: 
Defendant's motion for summary judgment granted where debtor failed to demonstrate thatthe bank improperly coerced or harassed debtor in order to obtain payment of a dischargeddebt. (Bankr. D.R.I.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 07,2018, LexisNexis #0618-049

Lee, In re--Lee v. Field

Ruling: 
Panel held that trustee's adversary complaint contesting the basis for exemptions qualified asan objection to those exemptions. (9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 07,2018, LexisNexis #0618-060

Novapro Holdings, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Court approved trustee's proposed settlement where trustee met his burden of persuasion toshow that the settlement amount was above the lowest point in the range of reasonablelitigation outcomes. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 04,2018, LexisNexis #0618-030

BX Acquisitions, Inc., In re--Eisenberg v. Toledo-Lucas Cty. Port Auth.

Ruling: 
Trustee could not avoid debtor's postpetition payments to defendant on a prepetition debtbecause they were authorized by court as necessary to debtor's organization. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 04,2018, LexisNexis #0618-017

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