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In re Poulette

A bankruptcy trustee filed an objection to a debtor's post-case closing attempt to exempt originally unscheduled interests in two claims.
Ruling: 
Debtor could make post-closing amendment to claimed exemptions due to excusable neglect.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 24,2013, LexisNexis #0613-103

Fannie Mae v. Griffin (In re Griffin)

Debtor filed a petition under chapter 13 and proposed a plan for paying his creditors that paid a $62,602 debt owed to a mortgagee over forty-seven months. The mortgagee filed an objection to confirmation of the debtor's plan and moved for relief from the automatic stay. The court held a hearing on the mortgagee's objection.
Ruling: 
Debtor could pay off deceased mother's reverse mortgage in installments through plan.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 15,2013, LexisNexis #0413-099

In re Egwu

Debtor's former attorney filed an application for attorneys' fees per 11 U.S.C.S. § 503(a) and an objection to confirmation of the debtor's chapter 13 plan because it did not propose to pay any of the fees the attorney sought to recover.
Ruling: 
Debtor's former attorney's fees ordered disgorged due to failure to disclose fee sharing arrangement.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 19,2012, LexisNexis #1112-075

In re Potomac Bus. Envts

This matter came before the court on debtor's Motion for an Order Authorizing the Interim Use of Cash Collateral through December 31, 2011 Pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 363 (the "Motion"), and debtor's properly noticed request for a hearing on the continued use of cash collateral through and including October 10, 2012 (the "Notice").
Ruling: 
Debtor granted continued authority to use cash collateral given good cause shown.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 31,2012, LexisNexis #1212-077

In re Roberts Plumbing & Heating LLC

In jointly administered chapter 11 cases, the debtors sought approval of two disclosure statements regarding their plans of reorganization.
Ruling: 
Approval of disclosure statements denied due to several deficiencies.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 20,2011, LexisNexis #0911-124

In re Quillen

Shortly before a pro se debtor's case was converted from chapter 11 to chapter 7, the debtor filed amended exemptions for property held by the entirety and other property exemptions under Florida law. The trustee objected to the amended exemptions, but the debtor asserted that the objection was untimely and thus the full value of the exempt property revested in the debtor.
Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to exemptions amended after case was converted to chapter 7 was untimely.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 22,2009, LexisNexis #0809-037

In re Gay

The attorney for a chapter 11 debtor filed an application for compensation, seeking approximately $ 88,000 in attorney's fees and costs.
Ruling: 
Debtor's attorneys' fees allowed in reduced amount due to failure to disclose payment by non- debtor entity.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 27,2008, LexisNexis #0908-132

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 Robinson-Wolf

At the behest of the court, a chapter 7 trustee filed a supplemental memorandum in support of his application for allowance of compensation and reimbursement of expenses for work performed in the brief period before the conversion of the debtors'case to chapter 13.
Ruling: 
Chapter 7 trustee's request for compensation for period prior to conversion to chapter 13 granted.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 10,2007, LexisNexis #1107-073

In re Tubman

Chapter 13 debtor filed a motion to extend the automatic stay under 11 U.S.C. § 362(c)(3)(B) and a motion for a declaratory judgment as to the continuation of the stay as to property of the estate.
Ruling: 
Stay in debtor's third chapter 13 case terminated after 30 days as to debtor and debtor's property only, not property of the estate.
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