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Judge Deborah L. Thorne
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
09/13/2021 In re Bessie Robinson


09/02/2021 Latonya D. Kitchen and Karensa Hutchens v. Fund Recovery (In re Argon Credit LLC)

16-39654, 21-00048

08/26/2021 Schwartzberg v. Tuteja et al (In re Nathan Schwartzberg)

19-18325, 21-00075

08/18/2021 Republic Bank of Chicago v. Spero A. Poulos (In re Spero A. Poulos)

20-05379, 20-00388

07/28/2021 In re Aiwa Corporation


04/23/2021 In re Aldo Mandile

20 B 04886

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
09/07/2021 Patrick S. Layng, U.S. Trustee v. Waseem Khan (In re Waseem Khan)

20 B 17315, 21 A 00067

07/29/2021 In re Robert Wheatley

19 B 17777

07/26/2021 Louis Weltman v. Jacob Hakalir (In re Jacob Hakalir)

19 B 5093, 19 A 817

07/12/2021 David Schneider and Deborah Schneider v. Michael Billon (In re Michael Billon)

20 B 17535, 20 A 413

05/17/2021 Ilene F. Goldstein, chapter 7 trustee v. William Haas and Thinheat LLC (In re VitaHEAT Medical, LLC)

18 B 35295, 20 A 00406

Judge Timothy A. Barnes
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
09/03/2021 Bertha McGee v. Nottia M. Reed (In re Nottia M. Reed)

18bk19801, 18ap00837
Upon the judgment creditor’s complaint for determination of nondischargeability of debt pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 523(a)(2)(A) and (a)(4) based on the Debtor’s alleged fraud with respect to creation and execution of a power of attorney for her father while he was...

06/10/2021 In re Kimball Hill, Inc., et al.

After a decision of this court confirming, on remand from an appeal of an earlier decision of this court and in light of the issues raised by the District Court, its earlier finding of violations of the release and injunction set forth in the debtor’s confirmed plan of...

03/26/2021 In re Condor Flugdienst GmbH

Upon the Foreign Representatives’ Motion for Order Granting Full Force and Effect to German Confirmation Order Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 105(a), 1521(a), 1525(a), and 1527 and Granting Related Relief and upon the pro se objection raised by a creditor of the debtor in this...

Judge David D. Cleary
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
07/22/2021 In re: Kalid Jama

19 B 35595
Debtor asked the court to reopen his bankruptcy case for the purpose of pursuing an action under 11 U.S.C. § 362(k).  Held: Motion denied for three reasons.  First, Debtor is a debtor in another bankruptcy case and cannot have two open cases.  Second, Debtor was never...

06/04/2021 Linda Nelson, Plaintiff v. Steven D. Zarling, Defendant (In re: Steven D. Zarling)

18 B 35437, 19 A 1009
Creditor sought denial of Debtor/Defendant’s discharge under 11 U.S.C. §§ 727(a)(2), (a)(3) and (a)(4).  Following trial, court found Debtor intended to defraud his creditors when he gave proceeds from a workers’ compensation claim to his brother, who then...

Judge Janet S. Baer
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
05/25/2021 PNC Bank, N.A. v. Paul L. Leongas (In re Paul L. Leongas)

15 B 27967, 16 A 00489
Plaintiff PNC Bank, N.A. (“PNC”) filed an adversary complaint against Paul L. Leongas (the “Debtor”), seeking a denial of the Debtor’s discharge pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 727(a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(4)(A), (a)(4)(D), and (a)(6). PNC argued that the Debtor was not...

Chief Judge Jacqueline P. Cox
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
04/09/2021 Sharif v. Horace Fox Jr., et al., (In re Richard Sharif)

09 B 05868, 20 A 00399
This adversary proceeding is Debtor Richard Sharif’s latest attempt to undo a default judgment he caused to be entered in 2010 denying him a discharge and declaring a trust to be his alter ego, making it property of the bankruptcy estate.
He alleges that...

03/29/2021 In re Jessie M. Knight

16 B 32994
The Debtor’s attorney has been ordered to submit an accounting of $8,300 received in settlement of a Motion for Sanctions.  A creditor refused to release title/lien on a vehicle where the underlying debt had been discharged in a completed chapter 13 case.  Because the...

Judge Thomas M. Lynch
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
03/30/2021 Thomas G. Gialamas v. Fiduciary Partners Trust Company and Old Sauk Trails Park Limited Partnership (In re Thomas G. Gialamas)

18-13341 (Western District of Wisconsin), 20-00062
In this adversary proceeding, the Debtor sought declaratory judgment that claims he may have in his capacity as primary beneficiary of a spendthrift trust were outside the scope of a broad waiver and release of claims contained in the...