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In re Whitley

Debtor filed a petition under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, and a trustee was appointed to administer the debtor's bankruptcy estate. The trustee filed an application for an order requiring the bank to produce documents pertaining to accounts the debtor had at the bank. The bank filed an objection and a motion to quash the trustee's application.
Ruling: 
Bank required to turn over debtor's documents to trustee with exception of privileged suspicious activity reports.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2011, LexisNexis #0112-068

In re Marathe

Movant, the daughter of the debtors, sought reconsideration of a court order that granted the chapter 7 trustee's motion to conduct a Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2004 examination of the daughter, and for a protective order. The daughter asserted that the proposed examination was impermissible because it violated her rights under the due process clause of the United States Constitution.
Ruling: 
Rule 2004 examination properly extended to debtor's daughter.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 10,2011, LexisNexis #0112-031

In re Underwood

Movant, the United States trustee, filed a motion for entry of an order authorizing the examination of, and requiring the production of documents by secured creditor, the assignee of chapter 13 debtor's mortgage, pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2004 and 9016. The creditor objected to the motion.
Ruling: 
Motion for examination of secured creditor granted with scope limited to debtor's specific loan history and correspondence with creditor.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 08,2011, LexisNexis #1011-070

In re Sheetz

One day after the court, acting ex parte, granted a Chapter 13 trustee's motion for permission to examine a creditor pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2004, the creditor filed an objection to the trustee's motion and also requested reconsideration of the order granting it.
Ruling: 
Creditor's objection to trustee's motion for examination overruled as trustee was acting properly.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 28,2011, LexisNexis #1011-031