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Judge Thomas M. Lynch
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
01/16/2024 In re Yellow Cab Affiliation, Inc.


12/20/2023 Rabo Agrifinance LLC f/k/a Rabo Agrifinance, Inc. v. Shanin J. Solt (In re Shanin J. Solt)

22-81099, 23-96003

Chief Judge Jacqueline P. Cox
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
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...

09/29/2023 In re First Premier Funding, LLC

23 BK 00811
In November 2022, the bankruptcy case of Capital Equity Land Trust #2140215 was dismissed because the Bankruptcy Code does not allow land trusts, as opposed to business trusts, to file for bankruptcy relief.  That case was also dismissed for having been filed in bad faith...

08/11/2023 Silver-Hacker v. Allen (In re Sarah Allen)

20 BK 05391, 20 AP 00214
In an adversary proceeding, the Plaintiff alleged that a debt the Defendant-Debtor owed her constituted a “willful and malicious injury” by the Debtor and thus was non-dischargeable under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6).   The debt stemmed from a probate court proceeding...

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
12/29/2023 In re Felipe Nery Gomez

23 B 3023

11/15/2023 MEP Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.

23 B 8505

11/02/2023 In re Kenneth A. Fixler

19 B 36659

09/05/2023 Michael T. Spangler v. Catherine M. Byrne (In re Michael T. Spangler)

21 B 12581, 22 A 167

Judge David D. Cleary
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
12/04/2023 Café Hanah, Inc. v. Sung (In re Francisca J. and BJ Byungjoon Sung)

19 B 554, 19 A 604
Plaintiffs entered into a contract with Defendant’s construction company.  The contract required Plaintiffs to pay a percentage of the total contract price at “rough-in inspection approval.”  Over several months, Plaintiffs made payments constituting a portion of...

11/27/2023 In re Shawn P. Cooke

22 B 5968
Debtor sought to modify his chapter 13 plan to provide for surrender of a motor vehicle.  The chapter 13 Trustee objected based on the reasoning set forth in In re Nolan, 232 F.3d 528 (6th Cir. 2000).  HELD: Debtor’s proposed plan falls within the four types of modifications...

09/19/2023 Adrienne L Butler and Juan J Jackson v. City of Chicago (In Re: Adrienne L Butler)

17 B 25014, 22 A 00189
Debtor/Plaintiff Jackson filed for relief under chapter 13 in 2017.  The City of Chicago seized his car in August 2017, while the case was pending.  Four days later, Debtor/Plaintiff Butler filed her own chapter 13 case.  Jackson had allowed her the possession...

09/11/2023 In re: Novus Structures, Inc.

23 B 06723
Lender asked the court to excuse a state court receiver from compliance with its obligation to turn over real property to a chapter 11 debtor.  HELD: Motion denied.  Congress mandated that a custodian of property of the debtor must turn it over at the commencement of a...

Judge Deborah L. Thorne
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
11/30/2023 In re Christy A. Thomas


10/17/2023 Chicago & Vicinity Laborers’ District Council Pension Fund et al. v. Nicola A. Bright (In re Nicola A. Bright)

16-28479, 16-00705

08/31/2023 City of Chicago v. Ford City Condominium Association, et al. (In re Ford City Condominium Association)

21-05193, 23-00201

08/31/2023 William Avellone, Subchapter V Trustee v. United States Liability Insurance Company, et al. (In re Ford City Condominium Association)

21-05193, 23-00090

08/09/2023 In re Henry A. McGuire, Jr.


08/01/2023 Charles P. Golbert Cook County Public Guardian on behalf of Sarah L. Curry v. Henry L. Harden (In re Henry L. Harden)

23-00004, 22-12788

Judge Timothy A. Barnes
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
08/31/2023 In re James Hicks, Jr.

On the City of Chicago’s objection to the chapter 7 trustee’s final report, held:  Despite a provision in title 28 defining “the legal rate” as the federal judgment rate, the legal rate for postpetition interest in bankruptcy matters is that prescribed by bankruptcy law under...