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Atwater v. Light Korean Presbyterian Church (In re Mak Petroleum Inc.)

Chapter 7 Trustee commenced this adversary proceeding by filing a Complaint to recover a deposit paid by debtor in connection with a Purchase and Sale Agreement. Defendant was a church located in Ontario, Canada. Before the court was the church's motion to dismiss.
Ruling: 
Proceeding to recover transfer from Canadian transferee dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 11,2010, LexisNexis #0710-100

In re Ochon

A debtor filed for relief under chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code and a plan was confirmed. A predecessor in interest had filed a proof of claim asserting an arrearage on the debtor's mortgage of $17,602 under a first mortgage. In an earlier order, the court found that the debtor's mortgage payments were current. A creditor, the successor in interest to the mortgage, sought reconsideration of the earlier order.
Ruling: 
Court agreed to reconsider order deeming debtor's mortgage current due to failure to properly serve mortgage holder with notice of contested hearing.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 06,2009, LexisNexis #0209-105

In re Fisher

Debtor filed for relief under chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. The debtor filed a complaint against defendant credit union seeking the turnover of property pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 542. The debtor sought an order requiring the credit union to turnover title to the debtor's vehicle or an order releasing the lien. The debtor filed a motion for entry of default.
Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for default in turnover proceeding denied due to improper service upon credit union.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 12,2008, LexisNexis #1108-035

Carlo v. Orion Omniservice Co. (In re Carlo)

Plaintiff debtor filed a complaint against defendant creditor to determine the dischargeability of a debt. Pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7055(a), the debtor moved for default. The issue was whether Fed. R. Bankr. 7004(b)(3) required service addressed to the attention of an individual by name and office title, or simply by office title.
Ruling: 
Notice requirements for due process must be balanced with expeditiousness of bankruptcy proceedings.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 15,2008, LexisNexis #1208-104

Israel v. Direct Loans (In re Israel)

Defendant United States (U.S.) filed a motion to dismiss plaintiff debtor's complaint to determine the dischargeability of a student loan debt owed to the U.S.
Ruling: 
Debtor allowed opportunity to properly reserve student loan dischargeability complaint upon the U.S. attorney.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 13,2008, LexisNexis #0808-129