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In re Mortgage Banking Trust

Movant sought to dismiss, pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 1112, the chapter 11 filing by debtor, an alleged business trust, on the grounds that the debtor was not eligible to seek bankruptcy relief under 11 U.S.C.S. § 109(d).
Ruling: 
Personal trust was not an eligible debtor.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 23,2008, LexisNexis #0908-107

Nesse v. United States (In re USProtect Corp.)

Plaintiff bankruptcy trustee brought an adversary proceeding against defendant United States seeking a declaration that the government's forfeiture action against a bank account of a bankruptcy debtor was subject to the automatic bankruptcy stay. The government moved to dismiss the complaint for lack of jurisdiction.
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court had jurisdiction over trustee's claim that United States forfeiture action against debtor's bank account was subject to stay.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 10,2008, LexisNexis #0908-127

In re Final Analysis Inc.

Creditors of a corporate debtor filed an involuntary petition against the debtor under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, and a trustee was appointed to represent the bankruptcy estate. A creditor who was employed by the debtor transferred his claim to an assignee, and other creditors filed an objection to the transfer.
Ruling: 
Assignment of claim in involuntary case allowed over creditors' objections.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 16,2008, LexisNexis #0708-035

In re Chim

Chapter 7 debtor filed a motion to approve a reaffirmation agreement with a lender pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 524(c).
Ruling: 
Court declined to approve reaffirmation agreement due to presumption of undue hardship.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 25,2008, LexisNexis #0208-117