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§ 707(b)

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

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

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

Maxton, In re

Ruling: 
Court deferred granting motion to dismiss debtor's case for abuse after he failed to includemeal and travel allowances, a lump sum payout, and corporate profit share in his currentmonthly income. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 16,2018, LexisNexis #0618-079

Equere, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied U.S. trustee's motion to dismiss debtor's case as debtor's 401(k) repayments were not disposable income and thus was not an abuse. (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 02,2018, LexisNexis #0518-051

Stackhouse, In re

Ruling: 
Court ruled that there were grounds for dismissal of debtors' chapter 7 case as they were making discretionary payments they could have used to pay unsecured debts. (Bankr. S.D. Ohio)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 06,2018, LexisNexis #0518-052

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