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RMS Titanic, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for appointment of chapter 11 trustee was denied as the sale proponents should be permitted to develop their liquidation plans in accordance with the procedures of chapter 11. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 29,2018, LexisNexis #0818-113

Morris, In re--Rimrock Design, Inc. v. Morris

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debt was incurred by deception or trickery and debtorfraudulently appropriated the property entrusted to him. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2018, LexisNexis #0618-045

O'Steen, In re--Lafayette State Bank v. O'Steen

Ruling: 
Debtors' discharge was not warranted as evidence failed to establish that debtors transferredlivestock and proceeds with actual fraudulent intent. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 28,2017, LexisNexis #0218-020

Fravala, In re--Fravala v. E. Holdings, Ltd.

Ruling: 
Creditor's claim could not discharged as it was not listed in the debtor's schedules. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 10,2017, LexisNexis #1017-055

Cascone, In re

Ruling: 
Order that established the debtor's child support arrearage was not void as a violation of the automatic stay because the collection action was excepted from the stay. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2017, LexisNexis #0717-038

Steigrnan, In re--Bemacchi v. Steigrnan

Ruling: 
Plaintiff's claim was not excepted from the debtor's discharge where parties' testimony at trial did not establish that debtor fraudulently represented that he would share the cost and ownership of the home. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 04,2017, LexisNexis #0517-045

Bailey, In re--Bailey v. Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Co.

Ruling: 
Debtor could strip junior lien from her personal residence where the amount owned on thesenior mortgage exceeded the value of the property, debtor was the sole owner, and the juniormortgage ws subject to a modifcation. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)HOLDINGS; [1]-Debtor could strip defendant's second mortgage from her residential property pursuantto 11 U.S.C.S. § 506(a) and § 1322(b) because the amount owed on the senior mortgage exceeded the valueof the property, debtor was the sole owner of the property, and the second mortgage was a claim indebtor's bankruptcy that was subject to modification under § 506(a) and § 1322(b); [2]-The formerhusband's personal liability on the mortgage debt was not affected by the stripping of the lien in debtor'sbankruptcy case, however, because his personal liability and the associated remedies were separate anddistinct from defendant's claim against the property.Bailey, In re--Bailey v. Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Co., 2017 Bankr. LEXIS 429 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. February 13, 2017) (Glenn, B.J.).
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2017, LexisNexis #0317-068

Bell v. United States (In re Bell)

Ruling: 
Debtor's tax liabilities deemed nondischargeable for debtor's tardiness in filing Form 1040s.(Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 25,2017, LexisNexis #0217-087

Edwards Family Pship LP v. Mitchell (In re Mitchell)

Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to debtor's inability to explain loss of assets, including a boat condo and 113 pieces of art.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 17,2016, LexisNexis #0616-061

Cohen v. Jones (In re Jones)

Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to debtor’s undisclosed liquidation of pension plan and transfer ofproceeds just prior to petition date. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 08,2016, LexisNexis #0916-127

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