§ 525

Penobscot Valley Hosp., In re--Penobscot Valley Hosp. v. Carranza

Ruling: 
Temporary restraining order granted given likelihood of success on claim that SBAdiscriminated against debtor by refusing to allow debtor to participate in the PayrollProtection Program. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 01,2020, LexisNexis #0620-090

Santa Fe v. United States SBA

Ruling: 
SBA acted beyond its statutory authority in excluding bankruptcy debtors from the PaycheckProtection Program. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Court: Judge or Jurisdiction information not available
Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 01,2020, LexisNexis #0620-091

Watson, In re

Ruling: 
Private landlord who participated in Section 8 program was not a governmental unit and couldrevoke or choose not to renew debtor’s lease. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 23,2020, LexisNexis #0320-011

In re Aurora Gas, LLC

Ruling: 
State impermissibly discriminated against the debtor in conditioning approval onassumption of the debtor's liability for the leases. (Bankr. D. Alaska)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 26,2017, LexisNexis #1117-017

Davis, In re--Davis v. Long Reach Fed. Credit Union

Ruling: 
Debtor's complaint was dismissed after the court found that the defendant terminated thedebtor for a reason other than her bankruptcy or insolvency. (Bankr. N.D. W. Va.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 01,2017, LexisNexis #0917-014

Uberoi v. Supreme Court of Fla.

Ruling: 
Dismissal of debtor's complaint alleging discrimination on account of bankruptcy filing affirmed.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 18,2016, LexisNexis #0516-054

Housing Auth. of the City of Pittsburgh v. Smith (In re Smith)

Ruling: 
Subsidized public housing lease was a "similar grant" rendering housing authority's eviction action against debtor discriminatory.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 20,2014, LexisNexis #0614-056

Ellis v. United States Dept of Homeland Sec. (In re Ellis)

Plaintiff debtor brought this action against defendant, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), asserting that it discriminated against him in violation of 11 U.S.C.S. § 525(a) by temporarily denying him employment as a government contract security worker. Before the court was DHS's Fed. R. Civ. P. 52(c) oral, renewed motion for judgment on partial findings.
Ruling: 
Department of Homeland Security did not discriminate against debtor on account of bankruptcy by temporarily denying employment as government contract security worker.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 13,2013, LexisNexis #0813-091

In re Mead

The IRS filed a proof of claim for the full amount of the debtors' tax liability even though the debtors and the IRS had entered into a compromise of that tax liability and the debtors were not in default of the compromise terms. The debtors filed an objection to the claim.
Ruling: 
Objection to tax claim for full amount of liability rather than compromise amount sustained.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 04,2013, LexisNexis #0113-117

Daniel v. Wheeler County State Bank (In re Daniel)

Plaintiff chapter 13 debtor filed a complaint against defendant, her former employer, alleging that the employer discriminated against her in violation of 11 U.S.C.S. § 525(b) by terminating her employment because of her bankruptcy filing. The employer moved for summary judgment.
Ruling: 
Employer who fired debtor after being informed by debtor of bankruptcy but prior to actual filing of petition, was not liable for discrimination on account of bankruptcy.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 04,2012, LexisNexis #0612-120

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