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Olsen, In re--Olsen v. Fin. Auth. of Me.

Ruling: 
Debtor was entitled to award of damages as creditor violated the automatic stay when it didnot return the money it witheld from debtor 14 months after debtor declared chapter 7bankruptcy. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 29,2017, LexisNexis #0218-008

Costigan, In re--AVB Bank v. Costigan

Ruling: 
Debts deemed not excepted from disharge where creditor bank failed to prove that debtorobtained funds from the bank under false pretenses or fraud. (Bankr. E.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 29,2017, LexisNexis #0218-019

Costigan, In re--AVB Bank v. Costigan

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge denied where court found that debtor knowingly and fraudulently madea false oath and withheld information from his bankruptcy schedules regarding assets. (Bankr.E.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 29,2017, LexisNexis #0218-024

Edwards, In re

Ruling: 
In order to properly confirm a chapter 13 bankruptcy plan, the proper replacement value mustbe declared in the amended plan. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 29,2017, LexisNexis #0218-029

Payne, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's objection sustained because debtors' did not file petiiton in good faith as theyfailed to engage in reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of their schedules. (Bankr. N.D.Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 29,2017, LexisNexis #0218-030

Vazquez, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's request for relief granted as the scheme of issuing a grant deed purporting to transfer an interest in property from a borrower to a debtor so as to implicate automatic stay harmed the creditor. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 29,2017, LexisNexis #0218-031

Jacobs, In re--Gray Layton Kersh Solomon Furr & Smith, P.A. v. Jacobs

Ruling: 
Court dismissed the adversary proceeding with prejudice as plaintiff failed to show thatdebtor committed actual fraud or made a fraudulent misrepresentation to the company.(Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 28,2017, LexisNexis #0218-018

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

Morgenstern, In re--Town of Hampton v. Morgenstern

Ruling: 
Court ruled that the fee and cost award granted was not exempted from discharge as it was inthe nature of a nondiscretionary award intended to compensate the town, and not to punishthe debtor. (Bankr. D.N.H.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 28,2017, LexisNexis #0218-021

Johnson, In re

Ruling: 
Counsel's fees and expenses incurred from the effort to convert debtor's case was disallowedas it was for the benefit of the debtor and not the estate. (Bankr. S.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 28,2017, LexisNexis #0418-003

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