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In re Cilwa

Ruling: 
Settlement that did not involve any compromise on behalf of creditor and merely called for allowance of claim could not be approved.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 18,2015, LexisNexis #1215-070

Brantley v. CitiFinancial Inc. (In re Brantley)

Ruling: 
Settlement of adversary proceeding was not approved as being neither fair nor equitable.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 15,2015, LexisNexis #0215-068

In re Renegade Holdings Inc.

Ruling: 
Settlement modified due to failure to account for money in safe deposit box.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 29,2013, LexisNexis #1113-105

In re Panache Cuisine LLC

Ruling: 
Approval of settlement denied as terms were not properly noticed and disclosed and one party had repudiated term beneficial to estate.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 23,2013, LexisNexis #1013-070

Gordon Props. LLC v. First Owners Assn of Forty Six Hundred Condo. Inc. (In re Gordon Props. LLC)

Ruling: 
Settlement of dispute with condominium association could not be approved due to debtor's excessive control over organization and lack of good faith decision making process.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 19,2013, LexisNexis #1013-034

In re Bamberg County Mem. Hosp.

Debtor hospital filed a petition under chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code, and an LLC that agreed to purchase the debtor's assets filed a claim in the amount of $1,054,173 against the debtor's bankruptcy estate after the sale did not close. The debtor and the LLC settled the LLC's claim, and the debtor asked the court to approve the settlement pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9019. A company that sold health care equipment filed an objection.
Ruling: 
Settlement of claim after LLC's purchase of debtor's assets failed to close approved.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2013, LexisNexis #0513-103

In re TeleContinuity Inc.

Citing Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9019, movant, the Chapter 7 trustee, asked the court to approve a proposed settlement of controversies and compromise of claims between the estate and a group of lenders (Group). Objector, a creditor that had made a competing offer to purchase estate assets, asked the court to disapprove the proposed settlement with the Group as not being in the best interests of the estate.
Ruling: 
Settlement of claims between estate and group of lenders approved in best interests of estate.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 24,2011, LexisNexis #1111-102

In re Babb

Pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 363(b)(1) and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9019(a), a chapter 7 trustee moved for approval of a compromise with the claimants on their abuse of process and malicious prosecution claims filed against the debtor in state court. The debtor objected to the claim. The bankruptcy court conducted a hearing on the motion.
Ruling: 
Compromise of abuse of process and malicious prosecution claims against debtor approved as mistrial would potentially lead to increased costs of retrial to estate.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 26,2009, LexisNexis #0309-060

In re Jaraki

A bankruptcy debtor was discharged but his case was reopened upon discovery of a pending state litigation by the debtor which was not disclosed in the bankruptcy. The trustee moved for approval of a settlement of the litigation for $12,500 pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9019, and the debtor objected to the settlement on the ground that the value of the litigation substantially exceeded the settlement.
Ruling: 
Debtor's objection to a settlement of undisclosed litigation was overruled s ince the settlement provided for more recovery than was likely to occur and, thus, was in the best interest of the estate.
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