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Judge David D. Cleary
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
06/17/2024 In re Frank Martin Paris, Jr.

23 B 16481
Chapter 7 debtor sought conversion under 11 U.S.C. § 706(d) to subchapter V of chapter 11.  The case trustee and the Debtor’s ex-wife opposed the request on the grounds that Debtor was not eligible to be a debtor under chapter 11.  HELD: The Supreme Court explained in ...

05/08/2024 St. Margaret’s Health - Peru

23 B 11641
Chapter 11 debtors sought conditional approval of their disclosure statement, and authority to hold a combined hearing on the disclosure statement and plan. The U.S. Trustee objected to both requests. HELD: Objection overruled. The Bankruptcy Code provides for combined...

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...

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
06/11/2024 The Neely Group, Inc.

24 B 3859

02/05/2024 The Braeside Foundation v. Carl M. Birkelbach (In re Carl M. Birkelbach)

23 A 305, 23 B 6133

Judge Donald R. Cassling
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
06/03/2024 In re J Publication Company

19 B 10236

02/28/2024 In re Roosevelt McCoy

23 B 09640

Chief Judge Jacqueline P. Cox
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
05/21/2024 In re We’ll Clean Incorporated

24 BK 00151
The chapter 7 trustee (the “Trustee”) moved for a determination that creditors’ pre-petition state court claims against non-Debtor third-parties for successor liability, fraudulent conveyance, and creation of a constructive trust were property of the estate.  Creditors...

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...

Judge Timothy A. Barnes
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
04/30/2024 In re Rosebud Farm, Inc.

On the remand from the District Court of the court’s disallowance of a claim for attorney’s fees and costs arising from a prepetition judgment against the debtor and upon further briefing and fully competing claims brought by the judgment creditor (the attorney’s prepetition...

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...

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


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...