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Brannon, In re--Pettie v. Brannon

Ruling: 
Trustee was entitled to avoid a transfer as the divorce decree awarding the house to debtor's former spouse had not been recorded and a lis pendens was not filed. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 05,2018, LexisNexis #0518-104

Williams, In re--CNH Indus. Capital Am. LLC v. Williams

Ruling: 
Debt deemed nondischargeable as debtor failed to pay the creditor with proceeds from the unauthorized sale of farming equipment. (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 05,2018, LexisNexis #0518-041

C & S Co., In re

Ruling: 
Application for award of compensation to law firm granted as reduced as there was little tosuggest that the bankruptcy estate received a benefit from a significant portion of the servicesbilled by the firm at the time the services were performed. (Bankr. D. Nev.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 05,2018, LexisNexis #0618-034

Turk, In re--Turk v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC

Ruling: 
Court ruled that debtor's request that the court grant a form of relief that was not requested in the complaint did not set forth any meritorious grounds for relief. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 05,2018, LexisNexis #0518-091

Spenlinhauer, In re

Ruling: 
Court concluded that trustee has demonstrated excusable neglect in failing to oppose dismissal where the deadline for filing a response was short and compliance with the court's order to show cause was not directed to the trustee. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 05,2018, LexisNexis #0518-060

Gates, In re

Ruling: 
Court sanctioned attorney for disruptive and abusive behavior directed toward court security personnel on multiple occasions upon entering a federal courthouse. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 05,2018, LexisNexis #0518-031

FWLL, Inc., In re--Osherow v. Tex. Silica Logistics J.V.

Ruling: 
Trustee could avoid fraudulent transfer to investor as debtor was insolvent on the date of transfer. (Bankr. W.D. Tex.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 05,2018, LexisNexis #0518-048

Smith, In re--Smith v. United States Dep't of Educ.

Ruling: 
Court held that debtor met his burden of showing that his student loan debt was dischargeable under the totality of the circumstances test. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 04,2018, LexisNexis #0518-043

Cantrell Drug Co., In re--Cantrell Drug Co. v. United States

Ruling: 
Court concluded that an FDA action was excepted from automatic stay where the FDA was seeking primarily injunctive relief and would not have enjoyed an economic advantage over the debtor's creditors. (Bankr. E.D. Ark.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 04,2018, LexisNexis #0518-033

Health Diagnostic Lab., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court granted the motion to appoint a permanent liquidating trustee as objecting parties have not established a set of facts sufficient to bar the appointment. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 03,2018, LexisNexis #0518-057

Erkson, In re--Erkson v. United States Dep't of Educ.

Ruling: 
Debtor's student loan debt was discharged in its entirety where her current financial condition and future economic prospects established the propriety of a discharge under the Brunner test. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 03,2018, LexisNexis #0518-042

NewPage Corp., In re--PIRINATE Consulting Grp., LLC v. ERCO Worldwide

Ruling: 
Litigation trustee was entitled to avoid a debtor's pre-petition transfer to defendant where contract had expired before the effective date and could not have been assumed by the debtor. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 03,2018, LexisNexis #0518-047

Maust Transp., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Petitioning creditor was not entitled to an administrative expense claim as the trustee was the plaintiff in the fraudulent transfer case against a bank and other defendants. (Bankr. W.D. Wash.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 03,2018, LexisNexis #0518-036

Murtaza, In re--Murtaza v. Slaten

Ruling: 
Appellate panel affirmed court's order denying debtor her discharge for errors and omissions in her bankruptcy schedules and Statement of Financial Affairs. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 02,2018, LexisNexis #0518-054

Renner, In re--Pinkelman v. Renner

Ruling: 
Fiduciary duties of loyalty and care upon members of a member-managed LLC was not an express or technical trust. (Bankr. D. Neb.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 02,2018, LexisNexis #0518-039

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