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Melhem, In re--DeLaiarro v. Melhem

Ruling: 
Debt not excepted from discharge where creditor failed to establish each and every element ofthe test for nondischargeability. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 22,2020, LexisNexis #0720-013

Brown, In re--Ostrander v. Brown

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court erred in finding that pre-petition, uncashed retirement check was notproperty of the estate. (B.A.P. 1st Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 21,2020, LexisNexis #0720-018

Ciampa, In re

Ruling: 
Order that debtor pay his former wife's debt for her daughter's student loans was a domesticsupport obligation and therefore entitled to priority status. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 24,2020, LexisNexis #0620-034

Gistis, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's attorney sanctioned for providing incorrect information on Schedule C pertaining todebtor's homestead exemption. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 24,2020, LexisNexis #0520-044

Ortega, In re--United States Tr. v. Maali

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy petition preparer sanctioned and enjoined from operating for engaging in theunauthorized practice of law. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 06,2020, LexisNexis #0420-051

Woods, In re

Ruling: 
Defendants were liable to debtor for actual and punitive damages for the violation of theautomatic stay following the court's order. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 04,2020, LexisNexis #0320-056

Zaw M. Aung, In re--Atlantic Trade LLP v. Zaw M. Aung

Ruling: 
Debt excepted from discharge for debtor's misrepresentations and false pretenses. (Bankr. D.Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 31,2020, LexisNexis #0320-035

Raessler, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court looked to legislative history to apply state exemption in absence of highcourt ruling. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 10,2020, LexisNexis #0220-055

Vertullo, In re--U.S. Bank N.A. v. Vertullo

Ruling: 
Plan including debtor's expired right to cure pre-petition default could not be confirmed.(B.A.P. 1st Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 10,2020, LexisNexis #0220-072

Sirikanjanachai, In re

Ruling: 
Reconsideration of denial of lien avoidance denied where debtor sought funds which were notproceeds of her homestead but proceeds from another property which was not exempt. (Bankr.D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 03,2020, LexisNexis #0220-039

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