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Judge David D. Cleary
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
04/04/2024 In re IYS Ventures, LLC

23 B 6782
Chapter 11 debtor operates gas stations, some owned and the rest leased from a national company (“CAP”) that also supplies fuel and licenses its marks.  Debtor sought authority to assume its agreements with CAP.  Meanwhile, CAP sought to compel rejection or, in the...

02/23/2024 In re Velsicol Chemical LLC, et al.

23 B 12544
The District of Columbia sought leave to take discovery of Debtors and related entities pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2004.  Debtors objected.  HELD: The scope of a Rule 2004 examination is broad.  Standing to take Rule 2004 examinations is not limited to creditors, but...

02/05/2024 In re Julia Bowens

21 B 13626
Court allowed Debtor to reopen her bankruptcy case in order to seek sanctions for violation of the discharge injunction and the automatic stay, as well as a renewed motion to avoid judicial lien, all against the same judgment creditor.   HELD: All three motions would be...

01/19/2024 In re Frank Martin Paris, Jr.

23 B 16481
During a contempt hearing in state domestic relations court regarding turnover of property awarded to his ex-wife (“Kerry”), the ex-husband (“Marty”) filed for relief under chapter 7.  The state court continued with the contempt hearing and remanded Marty to jail.  Marty...

Judge Timothy A. Barnes
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
03/29/2024 Michael K. Desmond, not individually, but as Chapter 7 Trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Lee C. Keebler, v. Lee C. Keebler and Pamela Keebler (In re Lee C. Keebler)

21bk03589, 22ap00001
Upon the objection to the debtor’s exemption claimed in his home, the adversary complaint seeking to avoid fraudulent transfer of the debtor’s home and to sell the debtor’s spouse’s interest in the home and the motion to reopen evidence to take judicial notice, all...

02/08/2024 Chicago & Vicinity Laborers’ District Council Pension Plan, Chicago & Vicinity District Council Laborers’ Welfare Plan, Chicago & Vicinity District Council Retiree Welfare Plan and Catherine Wenskus, not individually but as Administrator of the Funds...

23bk03279, 23ap00127
Upon the debtor/defendant’s motion to dismiss a complaint seeking a determination of nondischargeability of alleged debt under three different theories under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2) against a corporate subchapter V debtor, held:  Section 523(a) does not apply to...

02/02/2024 In re Geraldine D. Evans

On the motion of a postpetition recipient by assignment of delinquent tax claim against property of the above-captioned debtor’s bankruptcy estate, said motion seeking to vacate confirmation of the debtor’s chapter 13 plan alleging that no notice thereof was given to the...

01/26/2024 In re Marshall Spiegel

On the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee’s objection to the claim of Matthew Spiegel, held: Matthew Spiegel as the claimant failed to satisfy his burden of entitlement to a general unsecured claim of $475,000.00 from the debtor’s (his father) estate. At the evidentiary...

Judge Thomas M. Lynch
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
03/29/2024 Volkan Turan v. Tatyana Rivtis (In re Volkan Turan)

23-80007, 23-96006
Court granted summary judgment in favor of judgment creditor on cross-motions for summary judgment, finding based on undisputed facts that
the memorandum of judgment that creditor recorded pre-petition satisfied the requirements under Illinois law to create a...

03/01/2024 In re: Javeed A. Syed, In re: Abdul H. Khan and Shumaila Khan

23-08362, 23-08391

02/15/2024 In re Lyudmila Aleksyuk


01/16/2024 In re Yellow Cab Affiliation, Inc.


Chief Judge Jacqueline P. Cox
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
03/18/2024 H & H Fast Properties, Inc. v. Toorak Capital Partners, LLC (In re H & H Fast Properties, Inc.)

23 BK 16874, 24 AP 00020
After filing for bankruptcy, the subchapter V Debtor filed an adversary proceeding, seeking an injunction to stay a creditor from enforcing a state court judgment it obtained against the Debtor’s principal on a debt she guaranteed.  The court denied the Debtor’...

02/15/2024 In re Dennis Molnar

19 BK 09525
A chapter 13 debtor filed a motion to substitute attorney and informed the court that his lawyer(s) of record from the Semrad Law Firm did not return his calls after he sought their help with a mortgage issue, causing him to secure other counsel.  The court entered an Order...

02/15/2024 Jones v. City of Chicago (In re Tony R. Jones)

22 AP 00206, 16 BK 26076
Six years after a chapter 7 debtor obtained a discharge and the case was closed, without moving to re-open the case, the debtor filed an adversary complaint, asserting individual and class claims against the City of Chicago.  He alleged the City violated the...

01/04/2024 In re Peking Duck USA, Inc

23 BK 05135
The Subchapter V Debtor/DIP filed a motion seeking to assume a commercial lease with its landlord under 11 U.S.C. § 365, which permits assumption of “unexpired” leases.  The Debtor sought to assume the lease to continue operating its restaurant on the leased premises in...

Judge Janet S. Baer
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
03/15/2024 Margaret Burke v. Leonard S. DeFranco (Leonard S. DeFranco)

22 A 00128, 22 B 02890
Margaret Burke filed an adversary complaint against Leonard S. DeFranco, seeking a determination that a debt owed to her by DeFranco by virtue of a state court judgment was not dischargeable pursuant to §§ 523(a)(2)(A), (a)(4), and (a)(6). Subsequently, Burke...

Judge Donald R. Cassling
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
02/28/2024 In re Roosevelt McCoy

23 B 09640

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
02/05/2024 The Braeside Foundation v. Carl M. Birkelbach (In re Carl M. Birkelbach)

23 A 305, 23 B 6133

Judge Deborah L. Thorne
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
02/01/2024 In re Marie A. Lona

The Debtor filed a motion seeking an order of payment of her claimed homestead exemption. A Creditor objected to this payment based on the Debtor’s bad acts. The Debtor had repeatedly failed to cooperate and had caused delay in her Bankruptcy case. The Debtor had not...