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Fields Station LLC v. Capitol Food Corp. (In re Capitol Food Corp.)

Appellant, the corporate owner of commercial premises upon which appellee debtor sought to reorganize under chapter 11 and reopen as a food market, challenged, on appeal of the District Court for the District of Massachusetts'intermediate affirmance, the judgment of the bankruptcy court which denied the owner's motion to dismiss the chapter 11 petition on the ground that it was not filed in good faith.
Ruling: 
Potential loss of lease that would have eliminated chances for reorganization provided grounds for bona fide chapter 11 petition.
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Ostrander v. Gardner (In re Milivision Inc.)

Appellant lenders made a loan to debtor. The next day, debtor's creditors filed an involuntary chapter 11 petition. Unaware of the bankruptcy petition, appellants did not record a financing statement relating to their loan until five days after the loan was made. The bankruptcy court permitted the trustee to invoke 11 U.S.C. § 547, the "strong-arm" provision, to avoid appellants'interest in debtor's assets. They appealed.
Ruling: 
Creditor's postpetition recording of financing statement did not relate back to date of loan.
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Pratt v. GM Acceptance Corp. (In re Pratt)

Chapter 7 debtors, husband and wife, appealed a decision from the District Court for the District of Maine affirming a bankruptcy court ruling that creditor, a car financing corporation, did not violate the discharge injunction by declining to discharge its lien on debtors'automobile until they paid the remaining balance due on their prepetition car loan.
Ruling: 
Creditor's refusal to release valueless auto lien unless outstanding balance was paid was coercive and violated discharge injunction
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