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Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar
Date Issuedsort descending Description
09/12/2008 In re James R. Cramer & Lori A. Cramer

08 B 03853

10/15/2008 In re Mission Bay Ski Bike, Inc. and Lukasz Remiasz; William W. Linnemann and Valerie J. Gervais v. Aaron Pos

07 B 20870, 08 A 00282

11/19/2008 In re Commercial Loan Corp.; CLC Creditors’ Grantor Trust v. Howard Savings Bank, Lincoln State Bank, HSB Development Corporation, Howard Liquidation Corporation, and LSB Financial Services, Inc.

04 B 18946, 05 A 02538

12/03/2008 In re Ronald W. Laverdure; Ilene F. Goldstein, not individually but as chapter 7 trustee of the estate of Ronald W. Laverdure v. Ronald W. Laverdure; Nicole Laverdure; Katherine Laverdure; K Construction of Wauconda, Inc.; Vince Amato; and AVA Financial C

05 B 08111, 07 A 00153

12/12/2008 In re Top Flight Stairs & Rails, Ltd.; Thomas E. Springer, Trustee v. Okaw Truss, Inc.

06 B 07975, 08 A 00536

01/30/2009 In re Conrad Ulz

05 B 01818

02/27/2009 In re Joe C. Jackson

07 B 18515, 08 B 20776

05/05/2009 In re Di’Aundra Forbish

08 B 23466

Chief Judge Jacqueline P. Cox
Date Issuedsort descending Description
09/25/2008 In re Marks

08 B 06743

A secured creditor objected to the plan of a chapter 13 debtor. The creditor’s claim was for a retail installment contract on a motor vehicle. The plan initially provided for adequate protection payments of approximately 1% of the collateral until payment to the creditor...

10/20/2008 In re Teknek, LLC

05 B 27545

In this chapter 7 case, the chapter 7 trustee sought to employ Neal Levin of Freeborn Peters LLP as special counsel to pursue causes of action against certain parties affiliated with the debtor (“Teknek Parties”). Levin previously represented the chapter 7 trustee in this...

12/03/2008 In re Hearthside Baking Co., Inc.

08 B 01187

The movant, the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Hearthside Baking Co., Inc. (the “Committee”), sought entry of an order directing the Debtor to surrender an insurance policy indemnifying the life of one of the Debtor’s principals. After hearing, the Court held...

01/08/2009 In re Orla Enterprises

08 B 27287

In this chapter 11 matter, the debtor-lessor sought to reject a non-residential lease to the extent that the lease remained unexpired. The issue focused on an option to purchase allegedly contained in the lease. The lessee alleged that an option to purchase the property...

02/27/2009 In re Hearthside Baking Co., Inc.; Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee of Hearthside Baking Co., Inc., et al. v. Cohen, et al.

08 B 01187,08 A 00237

In this chapter 11 matter, the shares of the Debtor were held in a trust. Wayne and Terry Cohen were beneficiaries of the trust and two co-trustees were named as trustees of the trust. Wayne was the President of the Debtor and Terry was its CEO. Both were the...

03/10/2009 In re Hunter;Herzog v. Countrywide Home Loans

07 B 19360, 08 A 00300

Prior to filing his chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, the debtor sought to rescind two mortgage loans from the defendants. After the bankruptcy case commenced, the chapter 7 trustee filed an adversary complaint requesting enforcement of the debtor's right to...

03/13/2009 In re Teknek, LLC

05 B 27545

Chapter 7 trustee sought approval of a settlement agreement resolving all litigation between the defendants in an adversary proceeding for recovery of pre-petition transfers. The settlement agreement was opposed by one of the administrative creditors who argued that the...

04/24/2009 n re Oien; Regis Technologies, Inc. v. Oien

07 B 08526, 07 A 01058

In this case, the plaintiff moved to amend its adversary complaint. The original complaint sought to deny the debtor’s discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(4)(A) alleging the debtor asserted a false oath at his § 341 creditors’ meeting. The amended complaint...

06/02/2009 In re Sharif;Wellness Int’l Network v. J.P. Morgan Chase, N.A.; Khan v. Wellness Int’l Network

09 B 05868, 09 A 00384, 09 A 00385

In this matter, the Debtor and two non-debtor parties (“Respondents”) were held jointly and severally liable for attorney’s fees awarded by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas after initiating a lawsuit and failing to conduct...

06/16/2009 In re Howard

08 B 32998

The issue in this case was whether the hanging paragraph of 11 U.S.C. § 1325 applied to so-called “negative equity” in connection with the purchase of a motor vehicle that is subject to that provision. In this case, the debtor purchased a motor vehicle within 910 days of...

07/02/2009 In re Lunkes

09 B 00583

In this matter, the debtor claimed his interest in a trust was exempt from inclusion in his bankruptcy estate under 11 U.S.C. § 541(c)(2) because the trust was a spendthrift trust. The chapter 7 trustee objected, arguing that the trust was not a spendthrift trust. The Court...

07/17/2009 In re Lancelot Investors Fund, L.P.; Peterson v. Ellerbrock Family Trust, LLC

08 B 28225, 09 A 00413

In this case, the chapter 7 trustee sought to enjoin a lawsuit brought by a group of investors who invested in the Debtors against a third non-debtor party accounting firm. The investors filed suit in Minnesota state court for negligent misrepresentation and...