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Dubois v. Lindsley (In re Lindsley)

Plaintiffs creditors filed an adversary proceeding against defendant chapter 7 debtor, seeking a determination that a judgment they obtained against the debtor in an action they filed in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County (Maryland) was nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(2)(A). The case was tried to the court.
Ruling: 
Judgment based on debtor's improper sale of mitigation credits was nondischargeable.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 22,2008, LexisNexis #0608-136

In re Johnson

Before the court, on remand from the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, was a creditor's motion to reconsider seeking a ruling per Marrama that debtor's prepetition conduct amounted to cause for reconversion or dismissal under 11 U.S.C.S. § 1307(c) and therefore the conversion of the case to chapter 13 amounted to an abuse of process.
Ruling: 
Confirmation vacated due to debtor's willful destruction of property and insurance fraud.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 25,2008, LexisNexis #0508-069

Logan v. Williams (In re Williams)

Plaintiff chapter 7 trustee filed an objection to exemptions claimed by defendant chapter 7 debtor. The trustee and defendants, including the debtor's former wife, filed cross- motions for summary judgment in the trustee's complaint for avoidance of lien, turnover of property, and damages.
Ruling: 
Debtor's separated but not divorced from non-debtor spouse with no joint creditors entitled to exemption for home owned by the entireties.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 17,2008, LexisNexis #0408-132

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 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

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

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