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Harms, In re--Harms v. Bank of N.Y. Mellon

Ruling: 
Relief from stay order permitted lender to pursue unlawful detainer proceedings to recoverpossession of debtor's property. (B.A.P. 9th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 09,2019, LexisNexis #0919-028

Pritchard v. Johnson & Johnson

Ruling: 
Court deemed that it was appropriate to abstain from exercising jurisdiction over the talcbankruptcy case currently pending in state court as the court would not further delay thejustice that the plaintiff may be entitled to. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 09,2019, LexisNexis #0919-045

Menaker, In re--West Valley Med. Partners, LLC v. Menaker

Ruling: 
Debt deemed nondischargeable as the Chapter 13 debtor failed to list and schedule the debt intime for the creditor to timely file a proof of claim. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 08,2019, LexisNexis #0919-010

Think Retail Sols., LLC, In re--Trauner v. Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Ruling: 
Creditor was entitled to summary judgment as the trustee failed to make a prima facie case forfraudulent transfer and for unjust enrichment. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 05,2019, LexisNexis #0919-041

Munoz, In re

Ruling: 
Court penalized the preparer in a pro se debtor's third Chapter 7 bankruptcy case for failing tosign debtor's petition or to print her name and address in the case and in debtor's two priorcases. (Bankr. D. Ariz.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 03,2019, LexisNexis #0919-002

Spiech Farms, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Creditors willfully and deliberately violated the automatic stay by filing tort and PerishableAgricultural Commodities act claims that were actually fraudulent transfer and breach offiduciary duty claims, which belonged to the debtor's estate. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 03,2019, LexisNexis #0919-004

Beasley, In re

Ruling: 
Plan confirmation denied for debtor's lack of candor in state court filings and disregard forstate court orders. (Bankr. N.D. Ala.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 03,2019, LexisNexis #0919-021

Money Ctrs. of Am., Inc., In re--Vara v. Wolfington

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge denied where his omission of ownership interests in two web addressesevidenced an intent to delay, defraud, or hinder creditors. (Bankr. D. Del.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 02,2019, LexisNexis #0919-013

Webb, In re

Ruling: 
Discharge was denied where debtors knowingly and fraudulently omitted information withthe intent to defraud. (Bankr. N.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 02,2019, LexisNexis #0919-014

I & I Pizza of Atlanta, Inc., In re--I & I Pizza of Atlanta, Inc. v. Black

Ruling: 
Late-filed proofs of claims disallowed in absence of excusable neglect despite debtor’s failureto schedule the claims as disputed and unliquidated. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 02,2019, LexisNexis #0919-016

Klosinski, In re

Ruling: 
Cause existed to convert case to Chapter 7 due to an unreasonable delay by debtor that wasprejudicial to creditors. (Bankr. D. Nev.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 02,2019, LexisNexis #0919-020

CA Fin. Sols., In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 case dismissed as debtor filed to delay an imminent foreclosure sale, tried to hidehis serial bankruptcy filings, and failed to meet numerous obligations. (Bankr. D. Haw.)
Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 01,2019, LexisNexis #0919-017

Ray, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied counsel's application for additional attorney fees as the Bankruptcy Codeforbids modification after completion of payments under the plan. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 01,2019, LexisNexis #0919-023

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