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In re Nicol

Counsel filed an application for the allowance of compensation for services rendered to the debtors in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case under 11 U.S.C.S. § 330(a)(1).
Ruling: 
Attorneys' compensation in chapter 7 case allowed in reduced amount due to limited benefit of initial chapter 11 representation.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 14,2008, LexisNexis #0109-003

McDow v. Daniels-Brown (In re Daniels-Brown)

Movant United States Trustee (UST) filed a motion to dismiss a chapter 7 debtor's case under 11 U.S.C.S. § 707(b), claiming that allowing the debtor to discharge her debts would have been an abuse of the bankruptcy system.
Ruling: 
Case dismissed for abuse where debtor overstated expenses and understated projected tax refund.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 12,2008, LexisNexis #0109-019

In re Belcher

Before the court was a final application for allowance of attorney's fees to counsel for the chapter 7 trustee in the case of the male debtor. The applicants sought compensation of $ 11,696. The application presented an unusual situation in that the chapter 7 trustee liquidated no assets and made no distribution in this consolidated case.
Ruling: 
Trustee's counsel fees allowed in reduced amount where requested fee was out of proportion to results.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 03,2008, LexisNexis #0708-065

In re Pinckney

A debtor was ordered to show cause why his chapter 13 bankruptcy case should not have been dismissed on the ground that the schedules listed more secured debt than the maximum allowed under 11 U.S.C.S. § 109(e).
Ruling: 
Chapter 13 case ordered converted or dismissed due to secured debt in excess of limits.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2008, LexisNexis #0608-036

In re VOX II LLC

Movant, the owner of an allowed claim (creditor) secured by a third lien on real estate owned by debtors, two limited liability companies, sought an order granting it an examination of the sole managing member of the jointly administered debtors pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2004(b). Debtors opposed the motion on grounds of standing and also complained that a related document request was overbroad.
Ruling: 
Postconfirmation examination of debtor's sole managing partner and document production request allowed.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 05,2008, LexisNexis #0408-069

In re Greebelt CT Imaging Ctr. LLC

A debtor filed for relief under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The debtor filed an application for an order authorizing retention of an accounting firm as the debtor's accountant nunc pro tunc. A U.S. trustee and the debtor's principal secured creditor opposed the application.
Ruling: 
Debtor could not retain accounting firm that had potentially adverse interests to the estate.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 03,2008, LexisNexis #0208-073