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Reed, In re--Bitner v. Reed

Ruling: 
Guardian ad litem fees excepted from discharge where debt relating to amounts owed toplaintiff were in the nature of a child support obligation. (Bankr. W.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 05,2020, LexisNexis #0620-089

Stillmunkes, In re--Bushman Custom Farming, LLC v. Stillmunkes

Ruling: 
Abstention was warranted under § 1334(c)(1) as the possible impact on the estate was smalland the case was not a core bankruptcy proceeding. (Bankr. N.D. Iowa)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 30,2020, LexisNexis #0620-074

Ely, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss debtor's Chapter 13 bankruptcy case was granted as debtor had presentedno evidence of bad faith on the creditor's part, nor of prejudice he had suffered as a result ofthe timing of the motion. (Bankr. W.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 29,2020, LexisNexis #0620-099

Devries, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 12 debtors with capital gains tax could obtain a refund of withheld income taxes tothe bankruptcy estate. (Bankr. N.D. Iowa)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 28,2020, LexisNexis #0620-071

Freed, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor could not claim homestead exemption since the mortgage specifically allowed for thehomestead to be liable for the debts. (Bankr. N.D. Iowa)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 24,2020, LexisNexis #0620-035

Merchant, In re--Kohn v. Merchant

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor's obligation pursuant to a $1 million promissory note to creditors wasexcepted from his discharge as debtor obtained the loan using a written statement thatcontained false representations. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 31,2020, LexisNexis #0520-084

Shawver, In re--GCAP Holdings LLC v. Shawver

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable where creditor failed to establish required elements of fraud andmisrepresentation. (Bankr. E.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 23,2020, LexisNexis #0520-031

Ratcliff

Ruling: 
Debtor-in-possession could avoid creditor's lien due to the creditor’s failure to reperfect itssecurity interest after debtor’s name change. (Bankr. D. Minn.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 23,2020, LexisNexis #0520-040

Riehm, In re--Kerkinni v. Riehm

Ruling: 
Debt excepted from discharge where debtor's act of stabbing plaintiff was willful andmalicious. (Bankr. D. Minn.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2020, LexisNexis #0420-065

Amos, In re

Ruling: 
Attorney's fees were domestic support obligations and nondischargeable as they wereincurred in enforcing a right to child support payments. (Bankr. E.D. Mo.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 24,2020, LexisNexis #0420-015

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