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Tawil, In re

Ruling: 
Objection to the fee application was overruled as the court did not find grounds to reduceany of the previously approved interim fees and expenses. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 27,2020, LexisNexis #0520-076

Coco Beach Golf & Country Club SE, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee was not entitled to administrative expenses as the fees and expenses claimed did notbenefit the estate in any measurable manner. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 27,2020, LexisNexis #0520-027

Hardin, In re--American Zurich Ins. Co. v. Hardin

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss denied where debtor was pursuing a legitimate bankruptcy purpose andhad acted in good faith, fully disclosed his assets and financial affairs, and cooperated withthe trustee. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 27,2020, LexisNexis #0520-043

Berge, In re--MarketGraphics Research Grp., Inc. v. Berge

Ruling: 
Dischargeability of debts affirmed as nothing in the record supported a finding that debtoracted with the requisite intent to injure. (6th Cir.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 27,2020, LexisNexis #0520-063

Smith, In re--Robson v. Smith

Ruling: 
Creditors failed to show an exception to discharge for any debt owed to them by debtor.(Bankr. E.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 27,2020, LexisNexis #0520-030

Goldberg, In re

Ruling: 
Proceeds in excess of foreclosing creditor's security interest in property remained subject tothe automatic stay. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 27,2020, LexisNexis #0520-065

Pile, In re

Ruling: 
Objection to discharge filed on the last day for objections that did not commence an adversaryproceeding could not be accepted as a formal complaint. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 26,2020, LexisNexis #0520-050

Brice, In re

Ruling: 
Relief from stay granted as trustee met its burden of demonstrating that debtors lacked equityin their property and debtors offered no evidence that their proposed Chapter 13 plan could beconfirmed. (Bankr. D. Nev.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 26,2020, LexisNexis #0620-007

R.C.A. Rubber Co., In re--Suhar v. Pension Benefit Guar. Corp.

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss trustee’s avoidance proceeding granted where lien at issue was a statutorylien that not be avoided as a preferential transfer. (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 26,2020, LexisNexis #0520-041

TelexFree, In re--Darr v. United States

Ruling: 
IRS's post-petition erroneous refund related to its pre-petition tax claim and was not anadministrative expense claim. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 26,2020, LexisNexis #0520-029

Engelman, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor was not eligible to be a debtor under Chapter 13 unsecured debt in excess of thespecified limit. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 25,2020, LexisNexis #0520-026

Adesanya, In re--Novartis Pharm. Corp. v. Adesanya

Ruling: 
Summary judgment in nondischargeability proceeding denied due to questions of factregarding debtor spouse’s state of mind. (Bankr. E.D. Pa.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 24,2020, LexisNexis #0520-033

Gistis, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's attorney sanctioned for providing incorrect information on Schedule C pertaining todebtor's homestead exemption. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 24,2020, LexisNexis #0520-044

Bronx Miracle Gospel Tabernacle Word of Faith Ministries, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee was entitled to take control of estate property to prevent unauthorized use. (Bankr.S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 23,2020, LexisNexis #0520-066

Ratcliff

Ruling: 
Debtor-in-possession could avoid creditor's lien due to the creditor’s failure to reperfect itssecurity interest after debtor’s name change. (Bankr. D. Minn.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 23,2020, LexisNexis #0520-040

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