In re Nevins, 564 B.R. 151 (Bankr. D.N.H. 2017) (adopting the "separate filings rule" as the method of allocating a joint tax refund between the debtor and a non-debtor spouse in contested matters)
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Plumber's Edge, Inc. v. Veino (In re Veino), 2016 BNH 012 (concluding that arbitration award against the debtor for taking former employee's customer lists and rolodex without authorization for use at a direct competitor was excepted from discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(4) as a debt arising from larceny, but finding that the plaintiff failed to sustain its burden in showing that the debt was incurred by fraud under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2) or that the debtor failed to comply with orders of this court warranting denial of discharge 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(6)(A)).
In re Toronto, 2016 BNH 011 (overruling the debtor's objection to his former spouse's claim because debtor's obligations under the couple's divorce decree to pay her $20,000.00 or provide her with a comparable vehicle to the one she drove during the marriage, and to assume certain marital debts were "domestic support obligations" within the meaning of 11 U.S.C. § 101(14A) and entitled to priority treatment under the debtor's Chapter 13 plan; also denying the debtor's motion for sanctions against the former spouse finding that her contempt petition filed in the state court neither violated the automatic stay nor damaged the debtor.)
DeWitt v. Stewart (In re Stewart), 2016 BNH 010 (granting the defendant’s motion for summary judgment on the plaintiff’s claims under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2)(B)—the plaintiffs did not present sufficient evidence of a statement of financial condition—and under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(4) because the plaintiffs did not present evidence of the existence of an express or technical trust, or that the elements of common law embezzlement were satisfied).
Askenaizer v. Recore Trading Company, LLC (In re Catco Recycling, LLC), 559 B.R. 293 (Bankr. D.N.H. 2016) (ordering the defendant, pursuant to the provisions of 11 U.S.C. $ 542(b), to turn over to the chapter 7 trustee the remainder of the final payment due under the terms of a purchase and sale agreement between the debtor and the defendant).
Cornell v. Envoy Mortgage, Ltd. (In re Hosch), 2016 BNH 008 (concluding that the common law presumption against merger of title prevented the defendant's mortgage from being extinguished upon the defendant's recording of the foreclosure deed where the deed was filed outside the statutory safe harbor under NH RSA §479:26 and the Chapter 7 trustee had recorded an intervening notice of hypothetical judgment lien creditor rights under 11 U.S.C. §544(a)).
In re Taal, 2016 BNH 007 (awarding debtor's counsel's attorney's fees and expenses pursuant to New Hampshire RSA § 361-C:2 and 11 U.S.C. § 330(a)(4)(B) in proportion with the debtor's success on the merits in various contested matters).
Greene v. Shaw (In re Shaw), 2016 BNH 006 (finding that executrix of co-debtor’s probate estate asserting a claim against the debtor for contribution did not sustain her burden under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2)(B) where she failed to establish that an inaccurate collateral list in the security agreement both the co-debtor and debtor executed in favor of the secured lender was a materially false “statement respecting the debtor’s . . . financial condition,” was made with intent to deceive the co-debtor, or that the co-debtor actually and reasonably relied upon the representations contained therein).
Browne v. Lombard (In re Lombard), 2016 BNH 005 (declining to deny the debtor's discharge because the plaintiff creditor did not present sufficient evidence that the debtor had failed to maintain adequate records pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(3), did not demonstrate that the debtor experienced any unexplained loss of assets pursuant to § 727(a)(5), and failed to establish that the debtor made any materially false statements pursuant to § 727(a)(4)(A)).
Ladebush v. Beneficial New Hampshire, Inc. (In re Ladebush), 2016 BNH 004 (finding that the creditor did not violate the discharge injunction where nearly all the creditor’s post-discharge communications with the debtors fell within the safe harbor provided by 11 U.S.C. § 524(j) and those few that did not were not objectively coercive).