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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

Corporate Res. Servs. Inc., In re--Felton v. Noor Staffing Group, LLC

Ruling: 
Defendant may not set off its contingent claims where New York law did not recognize a rightof setoff for contingent claims and the bankruptcy code made clear that setoff was onlyavailable to the extent that the right of setoff was available under nonba (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 01,2017, LexisNexis #0417-016

Motors Liquidation Co., In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss was denied because plaintiff established sufficient minimum contacts tosupport specific personal jurisdiction over the defendant. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 16,2017, LexisNexis #0317-089

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

In re Inversora ElÉctrica de Buenos Aires S.A.

Ruling: 
Argentinian insolvency case recognized as a foreign main proceeding. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 23,2016, LexisNexis #1216-085

In re Ener1, Inc.

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over debtor’s non-compete claim againstformer CEO. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 15,2016, LexisNexis #1016-070

Invest Vegas, LLC v. 21st Mortg. Corp. (In re Residential Capital, LLC)

Ruling: 
Homeowners’ association lien sale of property that extinguished debtor’s junior lien on nonestateproperty did not violate the automatic stay. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 30,2016, LexisNexis #0916-083

Hosking v. TPG Capital Mgmt., LP (In re Hellas Telecomms. (Lux.) II SCA)

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court was not precluded from transferring foreign representative’s claims to UKcourt following recognition of foreign main proceeding. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 22,2016, LexisNexis #0916-068

Weisfelner v. Fund 1 (In re Lyondell Chem. Co.)

Ruling: 
Trustee’s claims against debtor’s former shareholders were covered by the safe harborprovision. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 20,2016, LexisNexis #0816-104

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