SJI Inc. v. Staehnke (In re SJI Inc.)

Bankruptcy court declined to abstain from hearing fact driven contract claim based on well settled law.
Procedural posture: 
Defendants filed a claim for $86,221, arising from remodeling by plaintiff debtor. Debtor objected and counterclaimed for breach of contract in the amount of $146,000, for additional unpaid materials and labor provided and performed. The counterclaim also alleged debtor was owed $248,465, based upon quantum meruit, plus interest, costs, disbursements, and fees. Defendants sought abstention by the court in liquidating the claim and counterclaim.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 29,2010, LexisNexis #0111-138