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In re Utility Craft Inc.

A debtor filed for relief under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. A creditor filed a claim and a chapter 7 trustee filed an objection to the claim. The court issued findings of fact and conclusions of law on the claim and the objection.
Ruling: 
Store credit for item purchased from debtor and returned as defective was a general unsecured priority claim.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 29,2008, LexisNexis #0209-112

In re Mid Atl. Retail Group Inc.

A corporate debtor filed a petition under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, and an interim trustee was appointed to represent the bankruptcy estate. An attorney who represented movants, an ad hoc committee of creditors, called for an election of a permanent trustee, pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 702, and asked the court to resolve a disputed election after the interim trustee received more votes than a limited liability company (LLC).
Ruling: 
LLC was not eligible to serve as chapter 7 trustee.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 18,2008, LexisNexis #0708-109

In re Deluxe Cleaners of Durham Inc.

Plaintiff trustee filed an adversary proceeding against defendant ex-wife under 11 U.S.C.S. § 542(a) for turnover to the debtor's bankruptcy estate of the post-petition settlement of a personal injury claim that was transferred from a joint checking account to the ex-wife. The ex-wife filed a third-party complaint against third-party defendant debtor for the amount of the transferred funds.
Ruling: 
Attorneys' fee application denied where firm rendered prepetition services not demonstrably for debtor's benefit and made firm an interested party ineligible for pospetition representation.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 01,2008, LexisNexis #0608-072