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Showalter v. Stephens (In re Stephens)

Plaintiff creditor objected to defendant debtor's discharge under 11 U.S.C.S. § 727(a)(2) and (4).
Ruling: 
Discharge denied due to debtor's attempts to evade collection and omissions from schedules.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 30,2010, LexisNexis #0111-026

In re Hall

A townhouse association filed an application for the allowance of administrative expenses under 11 U.S.C.S. § 503(b)(1) on account of unpaid homeowners association dues in the sum of $3,901.25 for the period from February 4, 2004, the day before the filing of the case originally as a case under chapter 7, to May 31, 2010.
Ruling: 
Townhouse association not entitled to administrative expense for unpaid dues.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 25,2010, LexisNexis #1010-032

In re Bethany Homes Inc.

Judgment creditors of a bankruptcy debtor sought to hold the debtor in contempt in state court for failing to cooperate in discovery in the creditors' efforts to collect the judgment, but the motion was stayed after the debtor filed its bankruptcy petition. The creditors moved for sanctions pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011 against the debtor, its principal, and its attorney, asserting that the bankruptcy petition was filed in bad faith.
Ruling: 
Frivolous filing to prevent foreclosure was grounds for sanctions against debtor's principal and attorney.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 06,2010, LexisNexis #0910-138

In re Cloverleaf Enters.

Both general and special counsel to the debtor presented first interim applications for compensation in the form of attorneys' fees, pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. §§ 330 and 331. The United States trustee filed objections to the application.
Ruling: 
Interim compensation awarded to debtor's attorneys for services reasonably likely to benefit estate.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 13,2010, LexisNexis #1010-039

Kforce Inc. v. Kearse (In re Kearse)

Plaintiff, defendant debtor's former employer, moved for summary judgment as to the dischargeability of the debtor's obligations, pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(2), (4) and (6), under a settlement agreement by and among the debtor, the former employer, and debtor's new company.
Ruling: 
Settlement of lawsuit alleging diversion of contract opportunities was based on intentional injury and was nondischargeable.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2010, LexisNexis #0810-086

Wolff v. Foroutan (In re Foroutan)

Defendant debtor filed a bankruptcy case under chapter 7. Plaintiff trustee filed an adversary proceeding against defendants, the debtor and his wife, seeking to avoid and recover a fraudulent conveyance under 11 U.S.C.S. §§ 548 and 550, and to deny the debtor's discharge under 11 U.S.C.S. § 727.
Ruling: 
Conveyance by debtor to spouse and self as tenants by the entireties for no consideration while insolvent avoided as fraudulent.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 12,2010, LexisNexis #0510-059