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Judge Timothy A. Barnes
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
09/30/2020 In re Kimball Hill, Inc., et al.

Upon the vacation, in part, and remand by the District Court of this court’s order granting a motion seeking enforcement of this court’s confirmation order and damages arising from the alleged violation committed by the debtors’ prepetition surety, filed by successor to the...

09/02/2020 Joel F. Handler v. Emily Moore (In re Emily Moore)

19bk31162, 20ap00074
Upon the debtor’s motion to dismiss a single-count adversary complaint brought under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2)(A) for failure to state a claim under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), held:  As is required, the court draws all reasonable inferences in the favor...

08/25/2020 In re Rosebud Farm, Inc.

On the chapter 7 trustee’s objection to the secured status and amount of a claim for fees and costs of counsel for the plaintiff in a prepetition action against the debtor, held: The claim for attorney’s fees and costs is unsecured as the order awarding such fees and costs...

07/21/2020 In re D/C Distribution, LLC

Upon the motion for relief from the automatic stay brought by certain asbestos claimants, alleging cause exists for relief from the automatic stay to pursue only available insurance coverage, held: The movants have met the cause requirement under 11 U.S.C. § 362(d)(1)....

06/19/2020 Andrew J. Maxwell, trustee for the estate of Horizon Group Management, LLC v. United States of America (In re Horizon Group Management, LLC)

14bk41230, 16ap00465
On the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, seeking judgment in its favor on its good faith transferee for value defense under 11 U.S.C. § 548(c) to the trustee’s fraudulent transfer claims, held:  The defendant has established grounds for summary judgment...

Judge Thomas M. Lynch
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
09/30/2020 In re Osvaldo Amaro

In this chapter 7 case, the United States Trustee filed two motions to dismiss pursuant to sections 707(b)(2) and 707(b)(3) of the Bankruptcy Code. The Debtor objected to the motions and argued, as a preliminary issue of law, that the “means test” in section 707(b)(2) does...

09/29/2020 Joseph D. Olsen v. James D. Paulsen, et al. (In re James D. Paulsen)

19-82505, 20-96020
The court denied the Defendants’ motion to dismiss the adversary complaint filed by the chapter 7 trustee, which sought, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 544(b) and 735 ILCS 5/12-112, to avoid the Defendants’ transfer of their joint tenancy interest in their residence to a...

09/21/2020 In re Thomas G. Gialamas

18-13341 (Western District of Wisconsin)
Prior to this bankruptcy case, a Wisconsin circuit court had appointed F. John Stark, III as the supplemental receiver in a post-judgment enforcement action by creditor Erick Hallick against the Debtor. The confirmed chapter 11 plan of...

09/01/2020 McHenry Savings Bank v. James D. Paulsen (In re James D. Paulsen)

19-82505, 20-96006
The court denied the Defendant’s motion to dismiss the adversary complaint, which sought a denial of discharge pursuant to section 727(a)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code. The court determined that the Defendant’s timeliness argument was not appropriate under Rule 12(b...

Judge Janet S. Baer
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
09/24/2020 Boscarino v. Borsellino (In re Lewis J. Borsellino)

17 B 07037, 17 A 00319
Plaintiff and judgment creditor Nick Boscarino filed an adversary complaint against debtor-defendant Lewis J. Borsellino, seeking (1) a determination that the debt owed to him by Borsellino was not dischargeable pursuant to § 523(a)(6), and (2) denial of...

04/30/2020 Dimitri Karras v. Bryce Stirlen (In re Bryce Stirlen)

17 B 06666, 17 A 00424
Dimitri Karras filed an adversary complaint against Bryce Stirlen, seeking a determination that a debt owed to him by Stirlen was not dischargeable pursuant to §§ 523(a)(2)(A), (a)(4), and (a)(6). In response, Stirlen filed a counterclaim, asserting that he was...

Judge Deborah L. Thorne
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
08/10/2020 In re Heather Kolask. Kolaski v. Kolaski

19-36229 20-00110

07/24/2020 In re Emerald Casino, Inc.


04/08/2020 In re Ann Terrell


Judge David D. Cleary
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
07/31/2020 In re Winifred E. Gaddy

16 B 25958
Chapter 13 debtor requested a hardship discharge.  The parties agreed that her failure to complete plan payments was due to circumstances for which she should not justly be held accountable.  Held: her case would have been a no-asset under chapter 7, the debtor sought...

Chief Judge Jacqueline P. Cox
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
07/27/2020 M S International, Inc. v. Pramod Patel and Ankit Shah (In re Pramod Patel and In re Ankit Shah)

 19 B 08032 and 19 B 08037; 19 A 00740 (Consolidated with 19 A 00741)
Debtors Pramod Patel and Ankit Shah worked for several years for Plaintiff M S International, Inc. They left to work for their former employer’s competitor. They were found liable in a civil action in a California...

06/29/2020 In re Robert M. Kowalski

18 B 09130
The Federal Deposit Insurance Company objected to proofs of claim filed by attorneys who represented the Debtor’s spouse in a dissolution of marriage case. The state court awarded fees to the attorneys in connection with establishing support owed to the Debtor’s former...

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
07/06/2020 Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, LLP v. Potter (In re Teri Potter)

19 B 23246, 20 A 18

06/01/2020 Chad A. Groom v. Patrick L. Krook (In re Patrick L. Krook)

19 B 2216, 19 A 00982

Judge Donald R. Cassling
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
06/03/2020 In re Hitz Restaurant Group

20 B 05012