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SnowWolf f/k/a WolfDesign and WolfGroup International d/b/a Stonebrooke Equipment, Inc. v. Dustin J. Iacovazzi
Nature(s) of Suit: 13 Recovery of money/property – 548 fraudulent transfer; 41 Objection / revocation of discharge – 727 (c), (d), (e); 62 Dischargeability – 523(a)(2), false pretenses, false representations, actual fraud; 21 Validity, priority of extent of lien or other interest in property
Lead Case: In Re: Dustin J. Iacovazzi
(Chapter 13) Case No. 5:23-bk-00682-MJC

Geddes S. Gibbs, Alfred McZeal, Jr. v. Goddard Riverside Community Center, Roderick L. Jones, Merritt T. Dobson, Andrea Cain Lawson, Christopher Auguste, Nancy Rochford, Marcia Bystryn, Howard Stein
Nature(s) of Suit: 11 Recovery of money/property – 542 turnover of property; 12 Recovery of money/property – 547 preference; 13 Recovery of money/property – 548 fraudulent transfer
Lead Case: In Re: Geddes Sean Schubert Gibbs, Natalie Fashina Lagley Gibbs
(Chapter 13) Case No. 5:23-bk-00406-MJC

Clarence William Lewis, Jr. v. The Money Source, Inc. 
Nature(s) of Suit: 02 Other (e.g. other actions that would have been brought in state court if unrelated to bankruptcy)
Lead Case: In Re: Clarence William Lewis, Jr.
(Chapter 13) Case No. 5:19-bk-01873-MJC

Clarence Lewis, Jr. v. The Money Source, Inc. 
Nature(s) of Suit: 02 Other (e.g. other actions that would have been brought in state court if unrelated to bankruptcy)
Lead Case: In Re: Clarence William Lewis, Jr.
(Chapter 13) Case No. 5:19-bk-01873-MJC

In Re: Deluxe Building Solutions, LLC 
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion to Dismiss
Lead Case: In Re: Deluxe Building Solutions, LLC 
(Chapter 7) Case No. 5:21-bk-00534-HWV

In Re: Jessie R. Thomas, Taheesha Thomas
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Application for Compensation and reimbursement of Expenses
Lead Case: In Re: Jessie R. Thomas, Taheesha Thomas
(Chapter 13) Case No. 5:18-bk-03265-MJC

Donna Deitrick v. Thomas J. Yoncuski, Robert F. Yoncuski, Vanessa M. Yoncuski, Jeffrey A. Adams, Mariann F. Adams
Nature(s) of Suit: 65 Dischargeability – other
Lead Case: In Re: Thomas J. Yoncuski
(Chapter 7) Case No. 1:22-bk-02131-MJC

Robert Carl Bolus, Sr. v. SMS Financial CH, LLC 
Nature(s) of Suit: 14 Recovery of money/property – other; 21 Validity, priority or extent of lien or other interest in property
Lead Case: In Re: Robert Carl Bolus, Sr.
(Chapter 13) Case No. 5:20-bk-02899-MJC

Virginia Commercial Finance, LLC db/a Hippo Lending v. Anthony Christopher Lewis
Nature(s) of Suit: 62 Dischargeability – 523(a)(2), false pretenses, false representations, actual fraud; 424 Obj/Revocation Discharge 727
Lead Case: In Re: Anthony Christopher Lewis
(Chapter 7) Case No. 5:22-bk-00574-MJC

Solar Innovations, Inc. v. J. Michael Plevyak, Robert P. Sheils, Jr., Chapter 7 Trustee
Nature(s) of Suit: 62 Dischargeability – 523(a)(2), false pretenses, false representations, actual fruad; 67 Dischargeability – 523 (a)(4), fraud as fiduciary, embezzlement, larceny; 68 Dischargeability – 523(a)(6), willful and mailicious injury; 65 Dischargeability – other; 424 Obj/Revocation Discharge 727
Lead Case: In Re: J. Michael Plevyak
(Chapter 7) Case No. 5:16-bk-00158-MJC

In Re: Mariann F. Adams
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion for Relief from Automatic Stay
Lead Case: In Re: Mariann F. Adams
(Chapter 13) Case No. 4:23-bk-01228-MJC

Paul Emanuel Sanger, Jr., Marcene Lynne Sanger, and Jack N. Zaharopoulos, Chapter 13 Trustee v. JMG Partners 2021, LP
Nature(s) of Suit: 12 Recovery of money/property – 547 preference; 13 Recovery of money/property – 548 fradulent transfer
Lead Case: In Re: Paul Emanuel Sanger, Jr. and Marcene Lynne Sanger
(Chapter 13) Case No. 1:22-bk-01785-HWV

In Re: Amy Marie Strauss
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Application for Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses
Lead Case: In Re: Amy Marie Strauss
(Chapter 13) Case No. 5:21-bk-00995-MJC

Solar Innovations, Inc. v. J. Michael Plevyak & Robert P. Sheils, Jr. (Trustee)
Nature(s) of Suit: 62 Dischargeability – false pretenses, false representation, actual fraud; 67 Dischargeability – fraud as fiduciary, embezzlement, larceny; 68 Dischargeability – willful and malicious injury; 65 Dischargeability – other; 424 Obj/Revocation Discharge
Lead Case: In Re: J. Michael Plevyak
(Chapter 7) Case No. 5:16-bk-00158-MJC

Leticia R. Couttien v. Hal H. Harris & Terrence A. Colbert
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion for Contempt and Request for Injunctive Relief
Lead Case: In Re: Leticia R. Couttien
(Chapter 7) Case No. 5:14-bk-02262-HWV

Fulton Bank, NA v. Kimmel’s Coal and Packaging, Inc.
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion to Compel Compliances with Sale Order and for Declaratory Relief Granting Security Interests
Lead Case: In Re: Kimmel’s Coal and Packaging, Inc.
(Chapter 11) Jointly Administered at 1:18-bk-01609-HWV

Patricia Elliott v. Vincent A. Piazza, III
Nature(s) of Suit: 62 Dischargeability
Lead Case: In Re: Vincent A. Piazza, III
(Chapter 7) Case No. 5:18-bk-02300-HWV

In Re: Deluxe Building Solutions, LLC
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion to Dismiss
Lead Case: In Re: Deluxe Building Solutions, LLC
(Chapter 7) Case No. 5:21-bk-00534-HWV

In Re: Mark James Powell
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion to Dismiss
Lead Case: In Re: Mark James Powell
(Chapter 12) Case No. 4:22-bk-00953-MJC

In Re: Ronald William Kipps
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Chapter 13 Plan; Objection to Proof of Claim; Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay
Lead Case: In Re: Ronald William Kipps
(Chapter 13) Case No. 5:19-bk-01662-MJC

In Re: Michael Peter Badyrka
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Application for Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses
Lead Case: In Re: Michael Peter Badyrka
(Chapter 13) Case No. 5:20-bk-03618-MJC

Robert Carl Bolus, Sr. v. SMS Financial CH, LLC
Nature(s) of Suit: 21 Validity – priority or extent of lien or other interest in property; 01 Determination of removed claim or cause
Lead Case: In Re: Robert Carl Bolus, Sr.
(Chapter 13) Case No. 5:20-bk-02899-MJC

In Re: Christine Diane Benio
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay
Lead Case: In Re: Christine Diane Benio
(Chapter 7) Case No. 5:21-bk-02096-MJC

Gregory S. Zopfi v. Educational Credit Management Corporation 
Nature(s) of Suit: 63 Dischargeability – 523(a)(8), Student Loan
Lead Case: In Re: Gregory S. Zopfi
(
Chapter 7)  Case No. 1:18-bk-02556-HWV

Fulton Bank, NA v. Kimmel’s Coal and Packaging, Inc.
Fulton Bank, NA v. Kimmel’s Coal and Packaging, Inc.
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion to Compel Compliances with Sale Order and for Declaratory Relief Granting Security Interests
Lead Case: In Re: Kimmel’s Coal and Packaging, Inc.
(Chapter 11) Jointly Administered at 1:18-bk-01609-HWV

Fulton Bank, NA v. Rausch Creek Land, LP
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion for Stay of Order Pending Appeal
(Chapter 7, Previous Chapter 11) Jointly Administered under 1:18-bk-01609-HWV

Auto Trakk, LLC v. East Shore Auto, Inc., et al
Nature(s) of Suit: 21 Validity – priority or extent of lien or other interest in property
Lead Case: In Re: East Shore Auto, Inc.
(Chapter 7) Case No. 1:20-bk-02164-HWV

In Re: Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion for Standing and Authority to Commence, Prosecute, and Settle Causes of Action
(Chapter 11) Case No. 1:20-bk-00599-HWV

Craig Bradley Deimler, et al v. John Simpkins, et al 
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Objection to Proof of Claim
Lead Case: In Re: Craig Bradley Deimler, William Oliver Fisher-Deimler
(Chapter 7) Case No. 1:20-bk-00841-HWV

Theodore F. Reynolds, Jr. v. Gladys E. Hurlbutt
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion to Dismiss Case with Prejudice; Objection to Confirmation of Plan
Lead Case: In Re: Gladys E. Hurlbutt
(Chapter 13)  Case No. 1:20-bk-02553-HWV

Rebecca F. Rickabaugh v. Daniel E. Rickabaugh
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion to DIsmiss Case with Prejudice; Objection to Confirmation of Plan
Lead Case: In Re: Daniel Eric Rickabaugh
(Chapter 13)  Case No. 1:20-bk-03505-HWV

United States of America, Acting Through the Farm Service Agency, US Department of Agriculture v. Melvin E. Swisher, Jr. (4:19-ap-00121-RNO)
Nature(s) of Suit: 65 Dischargeability – other; 41 Objection/Revocation of Discharge – 727(c),(d),(e)
Lead Case: In Re: Melvin E. Swisher, Jr.
(Chapter 7)  Case No. 4:19-bk-03846-RNO

In Re: R & K Realty
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Voluntary Petition
(Chapter 7)  Case No. 5:21-bk-01430-MJC

Kyle W. Bridgeforth v. US Department of Education (5:15-ap-00011-MJC)
Nature(s) of Suit: 63 Dischargeability – 523(a)(8), Student Loan
Lead Case: In Re: Kyle Westley Bridgeforth
(Chapter 13)  Case No. 5:14-bk-04499-MJC

Scranton Laminated Labels, Inc. et al v. Carolyn J. Florimonte (5:15-ap-00144-HWV)
Nature(s) of Suit: 62 Dischargeability – 523(a)(2), false pretenses, false representations, actual fraud; 41 Objection/Revocation of discharge – 727 (c),(d),(e)
Lead Case: In Re: Carolyn J. Florimonte
(Chapter 7)  Case No. 5:15-bk-02377-HWV

Melanie J. Zellner v. J. Alexander Lutz, et al 
Nature(s) of Proceeding: Motion for Contempt Citation of the Discharge Injunction
Lead Case: In Re: Melanie J. Zellner
(Chapter 7)  Case No. 5:15-bk-01286-RNO

Ronald Kipps v. Margaret Stincavage-Kipps (5:19-ap-00064-MJC)
Nature(s) of Suit: 02 Other (i.e. other actions that would have been brought in state court if unrelated to bankruptcy)
Lead Case: In Re: Ronald William Kipps
(Chapter 13)  Case No. 5:19-bk-01662-MJC

Adam L. Krisiak v. Trumark Financial Credit Union (5:19-ap-00097-RNO)
Nature(s) of Suit: 72 Injunctive Relief – other
Lead Case: In Re: Adam Lee Krisiak, Angela Marie Krisiak
(Chapter 7)  Case No. 5:19-bk-01760-PMM

Ross William Roggio, et al v. Kristy Lynn Roggio (5:19-ap-00099-RNO)
Nature(s) of Suit: 11 Recovery of Money/Property – 542 turnover of property; 02 Other (i.e. other actions that would have been brought in state court if unreleated to bankruptcy); 72 Injunctive Relief – other
Lead Case: In Re: Ross William Roggio
(Chapter 7)  Case No. 5:17-bk-02119-MJC

Edward James Kaushas v. Popple Construction, Inc., et al (5:19-ap-00108-RNO)
Nature(s) of Suit: 91 Declaratory Judgment
Lead Case: In Re: Edward James Kaushas, Jr.
(Chapter 7)  Case No. 1:18-BK-03293-HWV

Clarence W. Lewis, Jr. v. The Money Source, Inc. (5:19-ap-00116-RNO)
Nature(s) of Suit: 02 Other (i.e. other actions that would have been brought in state court if unrelated to bankruptcy)
Lead Case: In Re: Clarence William Lewis, Jr.
(Chapter 13)  Case No. 5:19-bk-01873-MJC

Anthony Mark Margavitch, Jr. v. Southlake Holdings, LLC, et al (5:20-ap-00014-MJC)
Nature(s) of Suit: 14 Recovery of Money/Property – other; 11 Recovery of Money/Property – 542 turnover of property; 21 Validity, prior or extent of lien or other interest in property; 72 Injunctive Relief – other
Lead Case: In Re: Anthony Mark Margavitch, Jr.
(Chapter 13)  Case No. 5:20-bk-005353-MJC

Kimberly Anna Stetson v. Granite State Student Loan (5:20-ap-00033-RNO)
Nature(s) of Suit: 63 Dischargeability – 523(a)(8), Student Loan
Lead Case: In Re: Kimberly Anna Stetson
(Chapter 7)  Case No. 5:20-bk-01254-MJC