Consumer

Knaak v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Ruling: 
Court noted that whether an obligation was or was not in default or was disputed was of noimportance in determining if the creditor has a claim against the debtor. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-061

Redington, In re

Ruling: 
Fees reduced as attorney should not have charged debtor for mistakes she made or for itemsthat were unnecessary. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 06,2018, LexisNexis #0119-063

Carrasquillo, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's attorney's allowed fees were limited to $3,000 as the provisions regardingcompensation for the services rendered by debtor's counsel were incorporated in theconfirmation order. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 05,2018, LexisNexis #0119-064

Ahmadi, In re

Ruling: 
Failure of the attorney to properly advise debtor of the fees incurred during the prosecution ofhis case justified a lodestar downward adjustment. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-066

Smith, In re--Smith v. Me. Bureau of Revenue Servs.

Ruling: 
Automatic stay was terminated after thirty days where debtor filed a second petition forbankruptcy within a year of the dismissal of a prior bankruptcy case. (1st Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0119-068

Browne, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection sustained as debtor's interest immediately before the commencement ofthe case was not exempt from process by the IRS to the extent of a tax claim. (Bankr. D. Md.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 12,2018, LexisNexis #0119-071

Dawson, In re

Ruling: 
Court stated that section 522(g) was unavailable only in cases where a debtor put propertybeyond the reach of a trustee by voluntarily transferring and concealing it. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 07,2018, LexisNexis #0119-072

Ramos, In re

Ruling: 
Failure of the creditor to make a timely objection prevented it from challenging the validity ofthe homestead exemption claimed by debtor. (Bankr. D.P.R.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 10,2018, LexisNexis #0119-073

Wigger, In re--Bruinsma v. Wigger

Ruling: 
Debt deemed nondischargeable as debtor's son misused a durable power of attorney thedebtor gave him to withdraw from the debtor's IRA for his own use. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 04,2018, LexisNexis #0119-074

Bell, In re

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court did not err in applying issue preclusion to district court's fraud judgment,resulting in its determination that the debt owed to the judgment creditor was nondischargeable.(B.A.P. 6th Cir.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 13,2018, LexisNexis #0119-075

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