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Judge Deborah L. Thorne
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
05/09/2022 David Blazek v. John E. Kubin (In re John E. Kubin)

18-02853, 22-00030

04/05/2022 In re Tara Lynn Galloway


02/16/2022 Republic Bank of Chicago v. Spero A. Poulos (In re Spero A. Poulos)

20-05379, 20-00388

01/05/2022 In re Magnolia Storage and Logistics, LLC


12/08/2021 Latonya D. Kitchen and Karensa Hutchens v. Fund Recovery Services, LLC (In re Argon Credit LLC)

16-39654, 21-00048

Judge David D. Cleary
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
04/29/2022 In re: Dimitrios Tsanos

22 B 00998
Chapter 13 Trustee sought dismissal of Debtor’s case as well as a bar to refiling.  HELD: While automatic dismissal was not appropriate, cause existed to dismiss the case under 11 U.S.C. § 1307(c).  There was no evidence that Debtor, who owed significant arrearages to two...

02/23/2022 In re: Tracy Drake

21 B 4903
Tax purchaser Integrity objected to confirmation of chapter 13 plan on the grounds that the interest rate Debtor proposed did not provide Integrity with the present value of the allowed amount of its claim as required by 11 U.S.C. § 1325(a)(5)(B)(ii).  HELD: Objection...

02/17/2022 In re: Robert Smith, Jr.

21 B 12101
Debtor filed a chapter 13 plan that proposed to separately classify a nondischargeable claim and pay it in full while other unsecured creditors receive a 10% distribution.  The Chapter 13 Trustee objected to confirmation on the grounds that the plan unfairly discriminated...

12/17/2021 In re Cecilia Gonzalez

21 B 1498
Mortgagee Byline Bank sought to vacate confirmation of Debtor’s chapter 13 plan under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b).  HELD: Motion denied.  First, Byline’s mistake in confusing this debtor with another did not support relief under Rule 60(b)(1) for “mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or...

Chief Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
04/21/2022 In re Michael J. Cashion

21 B 8085

03/14/2022 In re Donald T. Krihak, II

14 B 574

03/07/2022 In re Julio A. and Bonnie L. Garcia

22 B 130

01/12/2022 Patrick S. Layng, U.S. Trustee v. Waseem Khan (In re Waseem Khan)

20 B 17315, 21 A 67

Judge Donald R. Cassling
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
04/04/2022 Renew Packaging, LLC v. Camilo Andres Ferro (In re Camilo Andres Ferro)

20 B 10492, 20 A 00273

Judge Timothy A. Barnes
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
03/30/2022 In re Jewel Carter

On the competing motions of the chapter 13 trustee to dismiss a debtor’s case for failure to make plan payments and the debtor’s motion to modify his plan to allow it to complete without further payment, held:  Both the debtor’s defense to the trustee’s motion and the debtor’s...

03/11/2022 In re Marshall Spiegel

On a debtor’s objection to the claim of the issuing bank which holds a letter of credit to back the debtor’s appeal of litigation sanctions against, held: The debtor argues that the terms of the letter of credit should be strictly enforced against the issuing bank, while not...

03/04/2022 In re Bruce K. Propst

Following the debtor’s reopening of a discharged, no asset chapter 7 case nearly six years after the case’s first closure and on the debtor’s motion seeking avoidance of a previously unavoided judgment lien, held:  While the avoidance of a lien might be considered ordinary...

12/06/2021 Cordova v. City of Chicago (In re Emelida Cordova)

19bk06255, 19ap00684
Upon the motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ complaint, brought by the defendant for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), held:  the motion to dismiss is largely predicated on the belief that the...

Judge Jacqueline P. Cox
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
03/09/2022 In re Gordon Green

21 B 06189
The Chapter 7 Trustee objected to the Debtor’s claim of exemption relating to a retirement plan organized under Canadian law. The court interpreted relevant federal and Illinois statutes in sustaining the objection.  Illinois law governs exemption of assets in bankruptcy for...

Judge Thomas M. Lynch
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
02/07/2022 In re David R. Faccone