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Kao, In re--Ning Yen Yao v. Kao

Ruling: 
Obligations were nondischargeable where court demonstrated that the judgment was not atype of support excepted under § 523(a)(5), but rather an equitable distribution. (Bankr.S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 06,2020, LexisNexis #0320-067

Watson, In re

Ruling: 
Private landlord who participated in Section 8 program was not a governmental unit and couldrevoke or choose not to renew debtor’s lease. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 23,2020, LexisNexis #0320-011

Markus, In re

Ruling: 
Trust assets and proceeds from sale of Chapter 15 debtor’s estate could be turned over toforeign representative. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)HOLDINGS [1]-Where the Foreign Representative sought turnover of Chapter 15 debtor's assets in theU.S., including a New York revocable trust, Russian law permitted the Foreign Representative to exercisewhatever rights debtor had with respect to the trust; [2]-The Foreign Representative had the authority torevoke the trust and administer its assets, and no order from the court or from the Russian court wasrequired for the Foreign Representative to revoke the trust; [3]-The Foreign Representative complied withNew York law in exercising debtor's rights as settlor to terminate or revoke the trust under N.Y. Est.Powers & Trusts Law § 7-1.17(b) by executing a revocation document that was witnessed by two persons;[4]-11 U.S.C. § 1521(a) permitted the turnover of the trust assets and proceeds from the sale of Londonproperty held in a New York account.Markus, In re, 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 3324 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. October 23, 2019) (Glenn, B.J.).
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 23,2019, LexisNexis #1219-047

Allard, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee exercised appropriate judgment in recommending that proposed sales beapproved where liquidation of the properties was necessary to maximize the value of debtor'sestate. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2019, LexisNexis #1119-032

Velez, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee had standing to seek to reopen the case where debtor was a plaintiff in a pre-petition personal injury case that he failed to disclose in his bankruptcy case. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 21,2019, LexisNexis #1019-051

Bressler, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion to extend the deadline to object to discharge was denied as motion wasuntimely and equity did not compel the court to permit a late filing. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 10,2019, LexisNexis #0719-054

Kerner, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied debtor's motion to expunge claim as he failed to sustain the burden of proof.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 10,2019, LexisNexis #0719-057

Serviços de Petróleo Constellation S.A., In re

Ruling: 
Court granted recognition of several debtors' foreign main proceeding as to several debtors inconsolidated case after they satisfied the recognition requirements. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2019, LexisNexis #0719-072

Robinson, In re--Aspire Fed. Credit Union v. Robinson

Ruling: 
Dismissal of proceeding for denial of discharge denied as debtor's alleged failure to maintain adequate books and records was adequately pleaded. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 11,2019, LexisNexis #0219-042

Sterman, In re

Ruling: 
Transfers to or for the benefit of debtors' daughters after they reached the age of 21 for collegetuition and related expenses were avoidable as constructive fraudulent transfers if the debtorswere insolvent at the times the transfers were made. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 04,2018, LexisNexis #0119-019

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