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Harispe, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee was entitled to summary judgment on avoidance claim as she established theexistence of a prejudiced creditor at the time of debtor's transfer of real property. (Bankr. D.Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 14,2020, LexisNexis #0220-065

Arthur, In re--Onuma v. Arthur

Ruling: 
Attorneys’ fees and costs awarded in fraud judgment as the seller's success on her commonlaw fraud cause of action were nondischargeable. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 30,2019, LexisNexis #1219-007

Young Elec. Contrs., In re

Ruling: 
Court found that involuntary petition was filed in bad faith as the petitioning creditors didnot conduct a reasonable inquiry into the relevant facts. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 15,2019, LexisNexis #0719-076

In re Sanchez v. Clifford (In re Clifford)

Ruling: 
Debt was not nondischargeable where debtor did not intend to harm creditor and his actionswere not calculated to scare or intimidate her. (Bankr. D. Md.)HOLDINGS [1]-Debtor breached a "no contact" agreement that obligated him to refrain from harassingcreditor by procuring others to photograph her at restaurants, but his filing of a report with MarylandChild Protective Services and funding the children's father's custody battle was not harassment, as itappeared to be motivated by genuine concern for the children's wellbeing; [2]-Creditor was entitled tonominal damages for breach of contract as well as, under the agreement, attorney's fees incurred toenforce a provision thereof; [3]-Court found in favor of debtor on creditor's IIED claim, as the evidencedid not show that he caused, or intended to cause, her severe distress; [4]-Claim for non-dischargeabilityunder 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6) was denied, as the evidence did not show that debtor intended to harmcreditor, and his actions were not calculated to scare or intimidate her.In re Sanchez v. Clifford (In re Clifford), 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 1261 (Bankr. D. Md. April 22, 2019) (Simpson, B.J.).
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 22,2019, LexisNexis #0719-014

Reid, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied debtors' motion to convert as debtors were ineligible to be chapter 13 debtors asthey were over the unsecured debt limits and merely sought to delay the inevitable at theexpense of their creditors. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 26,2019, LexisNexis #0419-040