In re Modiri

Ruling: 
Case ordered converted or dismissed due to debtor's ability to fund chapter 13 plan.
Procedural posture: 
The U.S. Trustee filed a motion to dismiss debtor's chapter 7 case for abuse under 11 U.S.C.S. § 707(b). The UST contended that debtor's expenses of $3,000 per month for rent and utility expenses and $1,000 per month for transportation expenses were excessive and that when these were adjusted, debtor could repay his creditors a substantial dividend in a chapter 13 case. Debtor filed an objection to the motion. The court conducted a hearing.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 02,2012, LexisNexis #0712-131