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Merkel, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion to dismiss debtor's case denied where she did not establish debtor's alleged improper pre-petition conduct and therefore failed to show debtor had acted in bad faith. (Bankr. S.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 07,2018, LexisNexis #0219-084

Traylor, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of chapter 13 plan was denied as debtors were not permitted to claim a vehicle ownership deduction on their means test for a high-interest non-purchase money title loan. (Bankr. D. Utah)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 10,2019, LexisNexis #0219-041

Martin, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss debtor's case for lack of good faith was denied as evidence did not supportthat debtors were attempting to hide income or assets. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 21,2018, LexisNexis #0119-021

Plichta, In re

Ruling: 
Dismissal was not warranted as neither the means test nor the totality of the circumstancesgave rise to a presumption of abuse. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 05,2018, LexisNexis #1018-080

Dotson, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' chapter 7 petition should be dismissed where court determined that debtors choseto finance excessive spending beyond their means and had the ability to fund a chapter 13plan. (Bankr. N.D. W. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 23,2018, LexisNexis #1018-022

Dotson, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' chapter 7 petition should be dismissed where court determined that debtors choseto finance excessive spending beyond their means and had the ability to fund a chapter 13plan. (Bankr. N.D. W. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 23,2018, LexisNexis #1018-022

Groth, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to confirmation sustained where debtor's homeowners' association dueswere not justified by special circumstances and her lack of a reasonable alternative to payingthose dues did not allow her to deduct them. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 25,2018, LexisNexis #0918-019

Beighey, In re

Ruling: 
Dismissal of chapter 7 bankruptcy case was appropriate where debtors' high incomeprecludes them from rebutting the presumption of abuse. (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 15,2018, LexisNexis #0718-079

Minick, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss bankruptcy case was denied where court ruled that debtor's prepetitionconduct in which he had an extramarital affair was not the type demonstrating abuse ofprovisions of the bankruptcy law. (Bankr. W.D. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 31,2018, LexisNexis #0718-020

Smith, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' total financial situation as a measure of ability to pay, and bad faith were separateand sufficient grounds for dismissal. (Bankr. W.D. Okla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 30,2018, LexisNexis #0718-021

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