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Judge Jacqueline P. Cox

03 B 13825, 04 A 01861

In re Dianne Logan Creditor brought an adversary proceeding against this chapter 7 debtor requesting that the debt the debtor incurred borrowing money from it to purchase a car be excepted from her discharge under 11 U.S.C. §§ 523(a)(2), (a)(4) & (a)(6). The seller of the car never registered the car’s title showing that it was transferred from the prior owner to himself and then to the debtor. Neither was the seller able to produce the title during the trial. Debtor testified that an unidentified person or company towed the car to an unidentified location after she abandoned it on the side of a road near her home because of mechanical problems. The court’s ruling in favor of the Creditor was based, in part, on the gaping holes, inconsistencies, and implausible nature of the debtor’s evidence and theory of what happened to the car.

04 B 06663, 04 A 02415

Chapter 13 debtor sought to invalidate a mortgage on her residential real estate because she did not know or understand that she was entering into a mortgage transaction due to a medical condition. Court found against the debtor due to a lack of medical evidence relating to the debtor’s medical condition at the time the mortgage was created.

04 B 02682, 04 A 02054

The debtor’s former spouse initiated an adversary proceeding against the debtor to determine whether the debtor’s obligation under a marital settlement agreement to hold him harmless on certain joint liabilities was excepted from discharge under 11 U.S.C. §§ 523(a)(5) and (a)(15). On a motion for summary judgment, the court found that the debt owed by the debtor to her former spouse was nondischargeable under § 523(a)(5).

Judge Jack B. Schmetterer

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar

In re Chris Hansen
June 15, 2005

02 B 33776, 03 A 02299

In re James Nikitas
June 6, 2005

04 B 18560

04 B 38235

Judge Carol A. Doyle

04 B 75363

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