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Judge Pamela S. Hollis

In re: Willie L. Davis
October 27, 2003

03 B 01519

When a chapter 7 debtor redeems following conversion from chapter 13, under 11 USC 348(f)(1)(B) the redemption amount is the amount at which the allowed secured claim was valued in the confirmed chapter 13 plan.

02 B 21522, 02 A 01086

A permanent injunction in a settlement agreement, barring any and all claims against certain non-debtors, was not approved.

01 B 15312, 01 A 00800

Whether a subcontractor who rendered services to the debtor was entitled to a mechanics lien because the contracts involved were "project-specific."

Judge Jacqueline P. Cox

In re Sandra Lee Wright
October 20, 2003

03 B 02687

Unsecured creditor moved to file a tardy proof of claim and to be included in the debtor’s chapter 13 plan. The creditor alleged that notice of the proof of claim filing deadline was sent to an incorrect address. The court held that it lacked authority under the Bankruptcy Code or the Bankruptcy Rules to grant the creditor’s request to file a late claim. The court further held that the Due Process Clause did not provide an equitable exception to the otherwise strict terms of the chapter 13 claims bar date because the Bankruptcy Code, when construed as a whole, provides other forms of relief to creditors who do not have actual knowledge of a bankruptcy case in time to exercise procedural rights essential for protecting their claims.

Judge Jack B. Schmetterer

Judge Eugene R. Wedoff

In re UAL Corporation
September 25, 2003
In re UAL Corporation
August 28, 2003

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar

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