Opinions

The District of Northern Illinois offers a database of opinions for the years 1999 to 2013, listed by year and judge. For a more detailed search, enter the keyword or case number in the search box above.

Subscribe to All Opinions

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar

In re Avie Cohen
December 2, 2005

04 B 11482, 04 A 04016

Judge Pamela S. Hollis

03 B 16263, 03 A 02122

Debt owed by debtor contractor who took funds from customer but did not perform work and who forged insurance certificate found nondischargeable under 11 USC 523(a)(2)(A). Debtor's discharge denied under 11 USC 727(a)(4)(A) based on false testimony at meeting of creditors and during trial as well as false statements in schedules and statement of financial affairs. Discharge also denied under 11 USC 727(a)(3) and (a)(5).

Judge Eugene R. Wedoff

Judge Jack B. Schmetterer

Judge Jacqueline P. Cox

04 B 45177

Creditor requested an award of costs and attorneys’ fees it incurred when the debtor-in -possession filed a notice of appeal without first seeking a modification of the automatic stay imposed by 11 U.S.C. § 362(a). The court held that a trustee, or a debtor-in-possession, has the authority to unilaterally waive the protections of the automatic stay to proceed with acts of estate administration that would otherwise violate 11 U.S.C. § 362(a) if performed by anyone else. Creditor’s request was denied.

Pages