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O’Rorke v. Porcaro (In re Porcaro)

Citation: 
O’Rorke v. Porcaro (In re Porcaro), BAP No. MW15-026, --- B.R. --- (1st Cir. BAP Feb. 3, 2016)
Ruling: 
The BAP affirmed the Bankruptcy Court’s orders granting summary judgment on the judgment creditors’ 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6) nondischargeability claim and denying the debtor’s motion for summary judgment. Prior to the bankruptcy, the judgment creditors obtained a state court judgment ...
Judge(s): 
Deasy, Harwood, Cary
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Clabaugh v. Grant (In re Grant)

Citation: 
Clabaugh v. Grant (In re Grant), Case No. 15-035 (BAP 10th Cir. February 4, 2016). Unpublished.
Ruling: 
Even when an underlying debt is nondischargeable, neither the Bankruptcy Code in general, nor § 522(f) in particular, restricts or limits the debtor’s right to avoid a judicial lien emanating from that nondischargeable debt. Additionally, the Bankruptcy Code does not ...
Judge(s): 
Karlin, Cornish, Michael (Karlin)
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In re Robinson

Citation: 
In re Robinson, Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit 2016 (unpublished)
Ruling: 
The plain language of the Illinois personal property exemption statute does not impose a dollar-value limitation on the items available for exemption, and a debtor is therefore not precluded from claiming an exemption for a valuable first-edition religious text.
Judge(s): 
Wood, Easterbrook, Ripple
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O&S Trucking, Inc. v. Mercedes Benz Financial Services, USA (In re O&S Trucking, Inc.)

Citation: 
No. 15-2048 (8th Cir. Jan. 22, 2016).
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy Appellate Panel correctly dismissed as moot debtor’s appeal from order confirming chapter 11 plan, where debtor had not objected to its plan prior to confirmation. Affirmed.
Judge(s): 
Colloton, Gruender, and Shepherd.
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In re Robinson

Citation: 
14-3585
Ruling: 
The Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's reversal of the Bankruptcy Court's refusal to sanction the Debtor's exemption; concluding that the plain language of the Illinois personal property exemption statute allowed the exemption for the Debtor's Book of Mormon.
Judge(s): 
Wood, Easterbrook, and Ripple
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