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Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
09/14/2022 Freda Nolan and Chicago Title Land Trust Co. as trustee u/t/n 8002376145 v. Sara O. Douglas (In re Sara O. Douglas)

18 B 20650, 22 A 54

08/31/2022 Jacob Stryjewski, a minor, by his mother, Victoria Stryjewski v. Carlos M. and Jessica R. Javalera (In re Carlos M. and Jessica R. Javalera)

18 B 22039, 18 A 882

07/22/2022 BCL-Home Rehab LLC v. Kenneth Fixler (In re Kenneth Fixler)

19 B 36659, 21 A 215

04/21/2022 In re Michael J. Cashion

21 B 8085

Judge Janet S. Baer
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
09/08/2022 Kenneth Phlamm v. Matthew T. Mukenschnabl (Matthew T. Mukenschnabl and Kandy J. Mukenschnabl)

20 B 13380, 20 A 00346
Kenneth Phlamm (the “Plaintiff”), individually and on behalf of Travel Express Aviation Maintenance, Inc. (“TEAM”), filed an adversary complaint against former business partner Matthew T. Mukenschnabl (the “Debtor”), seeking a determination that a debt owed to...

Judge Donald R. Cassling
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
09/06/2022 Philip V. Martino, not individually, but solely in his capacity as the duly appointed Trustee for the estate of Sohail A. Shakir, v. Sohail A. Shakir et al. (In re Sohail A. Shakir)

20 B 01252, 21 A 00008

04/04/2022 Renew Packaging, LLC v. Camilo Andres Ferro (In re Camilo Andres Ferro)

20 B 10492, 20 A 00273

Chief Judge Jacqueline P. Cox
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
08/31/2022 Caren A. Asher v. John J. Petti (In re John J. Petti and Denise A. Petti)

19 BK 00667, 19 AP 00592
The Plaintiff filed an adversary proceeding against the Defendant-Debtor, her former business partner at a failed brewery.  She alleged a $600,000 debt he owed to her, which he personally guaranteed, was non-dischargeable because it was incurred by fraud (11 U...

07/28/2022 In re 318 Retail, LLC

22 BK 02485
An involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy case was filed against the Debtor by one secured creditor with an interest in the Debtor’s real estate, a condo in a retail setting. A receiver appointed in the Debtor’s divorce case moved for dismissal or abstention. The Court denied...

07/21/2022 In re Renee Julia Liss

The Debtor moved to reopen her bankruptcy case to avoid a judgment lien, arguing it impaired a homestead exemption in the subject property.  The Claimant objected.  The Debtor was permitted to reopen her bankruptcy case.  The request seeking lien avoidance was heard...

05/27/2022 In re 318 Retail, LLC

22 BK 02485 (Involuntary)
A receiver appointed in a domestic relations case to sell the husband’s assets sought leave to respond to an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against the Alleged Debtor, a corporate entity in which the husband had an interest. A petitioning creditor, a...

05/19/2022 Trustee v. Brown, Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim, Ltd. (In re Michael S. Helmstetter)

19 BK 28687, 22 AP 00019
The Trustee filed an Adversary Complaint seeking to invalidate a law firm’s statutory attorney’s fees lien and to limit its recovery of fees because its purported lien failed to meet the statutory requirement to disclose its interest, the fee that the client...

Judge David D. Cleary
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
08/15/2022 In re: Marie A. Cahill

16 B 01529
After investigating Debtor’s assets and the estate’s potential claims, Trustee filed a qui tam lawsuit.  Several years of litigation ensued, including an appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court.  The qui tam defendant – now a creditor as well, having bought a claim against the...

07/27/2022 In re: Wendy Sue Giannini

21 B 13170
Chapter 13 Trustee sought dismissal prior to confirmation, arguing that the proposed plan did not comply with 11 U.S.C. § 1325(a)(6).  HELD: Debtor did not establish by a preponderance of the evidence that she would be able to make all payments under the plan and to comply...

06/06/2022 In re: National Tractor Parts, Inc.

20 B 20833
Chapter 11 subchapter V debtor confirmed its consensual plan.  After the effective date of the plan, and after four payments were made to creditors, debtor requested authority to modify the confirmed plan.  The U.S. Trustee objected on the grounds that the plan was...

05/27/2022 In re: Peter J Szafraniec

21 B 10216
Trustee objected to confirmation of Debtor’s chapter 13 plan on the grounds that he did not propose the plan in good faith and that the plan does not provide that all of his projected disposable income will be committed to unsecured creditors.  HELD: Objection overruled. ...

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...

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


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...