2010 Chief Judge Burns - Opinions

Chief Judge Gloria Burns -- Opinions signed in 2010

03-49462-GMB, Nickels Midway Pier, LLC, 05/21/2010, ECF No. 908, Camden (Not for Publication)

Before the Court was the first amended plan by the main creditor for the liquidation of the debtor.  The Court referenced In re PWS Holding Corp., 228 F.3d 224 (3d Cir. 2000) and In re Combustion Eng’g, Inc., 391 F.3d 190 (3d Cir. 2004) with regard to 11 U.S.C. § 1129(a) and concluded that the plan was not confirmable because it contained third party releases, which violate 11 U.S.C. § 1129(a)(1).




08-01004-GMB, Rios et al v. Shafer, 03/31/2010, ECF No. 141, Camden (Not for Publication, Memorandum Opinion)

Before the Court was an adversary proceeding seeking a denial of the debtor’s discharge of certain debts pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 523(a)(2); (a)(4); 727(a)(2)(A); and (a)(3)-(6).  The Court referenced Rosen v. Benzer, 996 F.2d 1527 (3d Cir. 1993); Salomon v. Kaiser (In re Kaiser), 722 F.2d 1574 (2d Cir. 1983); Meridian Bank v. Alten, 958 F.2d 1226 (3d Cir. 1992); Strominger v. Giquinto (In re Giquinto), 388 B.R. 152 (Bankr. E.D.Pa. 2008); Riehm v. Park (In re Park), 272 B.R. 323 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2001); and De La Cruz v. Cohen (In re Cohen), 185 B.R. 171 (Bankr. D.N.J. 1994) in concluding that the debtor’s discharge will not be denied.











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