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Chief Judge Jacqueline P. Cox
Date Issuedsort descending Description
07/13/2011 In re Chris T. Lymberopoulous A/K/A Christos T Lymberopoulous; Jan S. Weinstein & Associates, Ltd. v. Chris Lymberopoulous

10 B 26209,1 0 A 02055

In this adversary proceeding, plaintiff sought a determination that a certain debt was nondischargeable pursuant to 11 § U.S.C. 523(a)(6), which provides an exception to discharge for a debt “for willful and malicious injury by the debtor to another entity or to...

08/18/2011 In re Steven Artstein;Prime LaSalle/Madison Partners LLC v. Steven Artstein

09 B 22180,10 A 01051

 Plaintiff filed an adversary proceeding seeking to deny Debtor Steven Artstein (“Debtor”) a discharge under 11 U.S.C. §§ 727(a)(2) and 727(a)(4). The Court entered judgment in favor of Debtor on both counts. On Count I, the Court found that Debtor’s failure to...

08/30/2011 In re Richard Sharif; Ragda Sharifeh v. Horace Fox. Jr.

09 B 05868,10 A 02239

The Court granted Trustee’s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s adversary complaint pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), and separately on res judicata and collateral estoppel grounds. The Court found that the Plaintiff failed to sufficiently plead...

10/17/2011 In re Republic Windows & Doors, LLC. (08 B 34113); Phillip D. Levey, not individually but solely in his capacity as duly appointed Chapter 7 Trustee of the Bankruptcy Estate of Republic Windows & Doors, LLC v. Richard Gillman, et al. (10 A 02513)

In this Amended Memorandum Opinion, the Court granted the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss the Chapter 7 Trustee’s Adversary Proceeding in part. The Trustee alleges in the First Amended Complaint that insiders of the Debtor engaged in a series of complex transactions by which the Debtor was...

12/12/2011 In re Republic Windows & Doors, LLC. (08 B 34113); D. Levey, as duly appointed Chapter 7 Trustee of the Bankruptcy Estate of Republic Windows & Doors, LLC v. Hanson’s Window & Construction, Inc...(10 A 02526)

The Defendant brought a motion to dismiss Counts I - VII of the Trustee’s First Amended Complaint pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1) arguing that the Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction due to the jurisdictional limits imposed on bankruptcy judges by Stern v. Marshall...

01/17/2012 In re: Vance Shaf (10 B 51226); Dr. Duncan Dinkha v. Vance Shaf and V.E.K. Homes, LLC (11 A 00664)

The Plaintiff filed an adversary proceeding seeking a finding that a debt reflected by a judgment in the amount of $75,000 is not dischargeable under 11 U.S.C. §§ 523(a)(2)(A), 523(a)(4)(A), and 523(a)(2)(6). The complaint alleged in part that the Defendant, a real estate developer, accepted...

01/17/2012 In re Pasquinelli Homebuilding, LLC, et al. (11 A 14829 Jointly Administered)

Movants, Individual Insureds of a D & O Liability Insurance Policy, sought relief from the automatic stay as necessary to allow access to liability insurance policy proceeds to fund certain defense costs. The Chapter 7 Trustee and Bank of America, NA objected to the Motion on the grounds...

03/07/2012 In re Lancelot Investors Fund, L.P., et al

Defendants in eleven Lancelot-related (08-B-28225) adversary proceedings brought 17 motions for summary judgment arguing that each matter involved the straightforward application of Bankruptcy Code Sections 546(e) and (g) “safe harbor” limitations on a trustee’s avoidance powers and for that...

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar
Date Issuedsort descending Description
09/29/2011 In re Lorenzo J. Brent

06 B 06197

11/21/2011 SG & Company Northeast, LLC, et al. v. Jami Sue Good, individually and as trustee of the Steven L. Good Irrevocable Trust, and Northern Trust Corporation d/b/a The Northern Trust Company, as corporate trustee of the Steven L. Good Irrevocable Trust

11 A 00452

12/28/2011 In re Gregg A. Braverman & Stacy J. BravermanOakland Ridge Homeowners Association v. Gregg A. Braverman and Stacy J. Braverman

11 B 20550,  11 A 01723

02/01/2012 In re Mark Zoll

10 B 02748

03/12/2012 In re The ShoreBank Corp., et al.

12 B 00581

03/22/2012 In re Howard E. Leventhal and Malgorzata J. Kubiak-Leventhal; Gene Schenberg v. Howard E. Leventhal

10 B 12257, 11 A 01467

06/06/2012 In re Efoora, Inc.

09 B 20591

08/06/2012 City of Chicago v. Norman Paul Wexler

12 A 00338

Judge Janet S. Baer
Date Issuedsort descending Description
04/09/2012 In re Juanita M. Ariola

11 B 25828
Counsel for the Debtor filed an amended fee application in this small-business Chapter 13 case. Notwithstanding counsel’s agreement to the flat fee pursuant to the Court-Approved Retention Agreement, he sought approval of a fee of $14,550, which was $11,050 over the court-...

Judge Donald R. Cassling
Date Issuedsort descending Description
07/02/2012 David E. Grochocinski, Trustee of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy estate of Craig Lyle Campbell and Kim Ann Webster-Campbell v. Craig Lyle Campbell and Kim Ann Webster-Campbell (In re Craig Lyle Campbell and Kim Ann Webster-Campbell)

10 B 50562, 11 A 01897

07/31/2012 Kristi Oberg v. Garry Chrispin (In re Garry Chrispin)

10 B 47833, 11 A 00443

08/02/2012 Petti Murphy & Associates v. Ronald A. Eriksen (In re Ronald A. Eriksen)

11 B 28958, 11 A 02120