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In re Oak Knoll Assocs. L.P.

Ruling: 
Real estate broker not entitled to claim for commission on sale of debtor's real estate where the listing agreement had expired and delay in sale was not the fault of debtor.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 02,2015, LexisNexis #0215-115

In re Mullen

Ruling: 
Debtor's attorneys' fees allowed except as to unpaid balance of services not shown to be necessary or beneficial to the estate.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 03,2014, LexisNexis #1014-111

In re Lane

Ruling: 
Evidentiary hearing was necessary to determine if former spouse's claim was a nondischargeable domestic support obligation.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 14,2014, LexisNexis #0814-036

In re Montreal Me. & Atl. Ry.

Ruling: 
Wrongful death claims resulting from railway accident were related to debtor's bankruptcy and should be tried in the same court.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 21,2014, LexisNexis #0714-068

Saunders v. Getchell Agency

Ruling: 
District court lacked jurisdiction over unpaid wage claim under FLSA that was property of debtor's bankruptcy estate.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 11,2014, LexisNexis #0714-056

In re Paradis

Debtors filed a petition under chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, and the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") filed a secured claim and an unsecured claim against the debtors' bankruptcy estate. The debtors filed an objection to the IRS's unsecured claim and asked the court to confirm a plan they proposed that did not give the IRS's unsecured claim priority status. The parties submitted the issue on a stipulated record.
Ruling: 
IRS claim for taxes assessed more than three years before petition date could be treated as unsecured in plan.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 10,2012, LexisNexis #1012-048

In re Irving Tanning Co.

The court's memorandum contained findings of fact and conclusions of law pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7052 on debtors' contested joint plan of reorganization in these jointly administered chapter 11 cases and a related adversary proceeding. Several parties (the "Objecting Parties") objected to the proposed use of the Self-Insurance Funds and opposed the Self-Insurance Channeling Injunction.
Ruling: 
Confirmation denied on feasibility grounds.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on August 28,2012, LexisNexis #0912-097

Howison v. Milo Enters.

Chapter 7 trustee brought an adversary proceeding against defendant in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine, seeking to avoid allegedly preferential or fraudulent transfers. After the bankruptcy court denied the parties' cross-motions for summary judgment, defendant filed a motion in district court under 28 U.S.C.S. § 157(d) to withdraw the reference.
Ruling: 
Motion to withdraw reference of preference proceeding denied on timeliness grounds.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 21,2012, LexisNexis #0612-069

Ackley v. Sallie Mae Student Loans (In re Ackley)

Citing 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(8), debtors, a married couple who filed a chapter 7 case, asked the court to find that they were entitled to discharge their obligations for student loans for themselves and their adult children, which loans totaled around $460,000.
Ruling: 
Elderly debtors with multiple physical ailments granted undue hardship discharge of student loan debt.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 23,2011, LexisNexis #0212-057

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