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In re Quick Cash Inc.

Ruling: 
Class proofs of claim are permissible and may be allowed but more evidence was necessary before approval in the present case.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 10,2015, LexisNexis #1215-035

West v. Home Sav. & Loan (In re West)

Ruling: 
Dismissal of contempt proceeding that should have been brought by motion in the main case denied.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 29,2015, LexisNexis #0715-105

In re Biery

Ruling: 
Contempt proceeding for systemic violations of discharge injunction could be brought as a class proceeding.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 14,2014, LexisNexis #0514-070

Summit City Limits LLC v. AMF Bowling Worldwide (In re AMF Bowling Worldwide)

Ruling: 
Creditor could not alter or amend order for disallowance after receiving sufficient notice of debtor's objection to claim.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 09,2013, LexisNexis #1013-140

Monk v. LSI Title Co. of Or. LLC (In re Monk)

Ruling: 
Mortgage was not discharged due to trustee's failure to properly serve objection on mortgagee.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 09,2013, LexisNexis #0913-034

In re Autosport Intl Inc.

Pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9019, petitioner chapter 7 trustee filed a motion for court approval of a compromise reached between the trustee and certain attorneys, which had resulted in a reduction of the attorneys' professional fees and costs claimed in recovering a major asset of the bankruptcy estate. Respondent creditors opposed the motion.
Ruling: 
Compromise between trustee and attorneys who recovered estate property and incurred fees under exigent circumstances without prior authorization approved over creditors' objections.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 24,2013, LexisNexis #0713-105

In re Atlas Computers Inc.

A chapter 7 trustee filed a motion to approve a settlement of a fraudulent transfer action. Certain creditors (the claimants) who were not parties to the fraudulent transfer action objected to the settlement.
Ruling: 
Settlement of fraudulent transfer proceeding approved as fair, reasonable and in best interests of the estate.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 24,2012, LexisNexis #0812-068

In re Franchi

Before the court were three cases that dealt with the issue of whether service upon an unnamed corporate officer satisfied Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9014, incorporating Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7004(b)(3) and 7004(h).
Ruling: 
Service of objection to proof of claim upon unnamed corporate officer was insufficient.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 27,2011, LexisNexis #0611-104

In re Angelos

In a contested matter governed by Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9014, movant, the chapter 7 trustee, asked the court to approve a proposed settlement between the trustee and a claimant with long-standing disputes with debtor. At issue was whether the proposed settlement was fair and equitable including whether it would benefit other creditors of the estate.
Ruling: 
Approval of settlement denied due to trustee's failure to investigate fairness and equity.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 15,2011, LexisNexis #0411-097

In re Circuit City Stores Inc.

Named claimants filed claims on behalf of themselves and unnamed claimants, seeking recovery of money they alleged that debtors, affiliated corporations that declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, owed former employees. The named claimants filed a motion which asked the court to apply Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7023 to their class proofs of claim pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9014(c), and the debtors filed an objection to the motion.
Ruling: 
Class proofs of claim denied absent proper authorization from court.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 28,2010, LexisNexis #0910-032

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