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Judge David D. Cleary
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
03/31/2020 In re Pericles S. Couchell

19 B 7328
Adversary plaintiff filed his complaint objecting to discharge and dischargeability 19 minutes after the deadline expired.  He asked the court to excuse the late filing.  Held: the excusable neglect standard of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9006(b)(1) does not apply to complaints...

Judge Thomas M. Lynch
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
03/31/2020 Deborah Aeschliman v. Cherie Lynne Vraney (In re Vraney)

18-82365, 19-96005
In adversary proceeding brought following Plaintiff’s ouster from retail joint venture, judgment entered in favor of Debtor following trial on objections to discharge under § 523(a)(2)(A) and § 523(a)(6) after finding, among other things, that (1) Plaintiff did not...

09/30/2019 In re Donna J. Neely

Debtor’s objection to a claim alleging breach of fiduciary duty with respect to various family trusts was sustained in part and overruled in part following trial, finding that Claimants: (1) had standing as contingent trust beneficiaries to bring their claim; (2) failed to...

09/03/2019 In re Thomas G. Gialamas

18-13341 (Western District of Wisconsin)
Creditor’s motion for relief from the automatic stay and to abandon property is denied because Creditor failed to show that he held a lien against property of the bankruptcy estate on the basis of a state court order for supplementary...

Chief Judge Jacqueline P. Cox
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
02/06/2020 In re Marcella Marie Mance

19 B 33057
In reliance on a recent ruling in In re Wigfall, 606 B.R. 784, the court avoided the City of Chicago’s lien on the Debtor’s vehicle after finding that it was a judicial lien subject to avoidance under Section 522(f) of the Bankruptcy Code.  The City contended that it was a...

01/16/2020 In re Edison Mission Energy, et. al

12 B 49219
The court denied Mar-Bow Value Partners’ motion for leave to reopen these jointly administered cases as an amicus to address McKinsey Recovery & Transformation’s Rule 2014 disclosures which were submitted several years ago to secure court appointment as the Debtors’...

12/19/2019 Pavletich v. Rose (In re Karen S. Rose)

18 B 21202, 19 A 00107
The Debtor Karen S. Rose was found liable to Plaintiff Steven Pavletich in state court for $250,000 on a defamation claim.  She published statements on social media that the Plaintiff cheated on his wife.  This adversary trial covered only her defense that the...

12/03/2019 In re John W. Fliss

15 B 29567
A bank obtained a judgment in state court on a loan to two businesses that the Debtor had guaranteed.  One of the Debtor’s co-obligors arranged to have an entity he controlled buy the judgment rather than pay to have the judgment released, thereby allowing the entity to...

Judge Donald R. Cassling
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
01/28/2020 In re Louis John Capra

19 B 15935

12/23/2019 In Re Sabrina Fay Lofton

19 B 23136

Judge Deborah L. Thorne
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
01/21/2020 3991 Transport Company. Inc. v. Carolyn Alexander (In re 3991 Transport Company Inc.)

19-14253, 19-00866

09/24/2019 In re Westlake Property Holdings, LLC, et al.

19-22878 (jointly administered)

Judge Janet S. Baer
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
01/21/2020 In re Fayyaz Karim and Lisa A. Karim

18 B 28055
Debtor Fayyaz Karim (“Karim”) filed a motion for entry of an order of contempt against the Illinois Department of Revenue (“IDOR”), alleging that IDOR had violated the discharge injunction by attempting to collect a penalty debt that had been discharged in his chapter 7...

11/15/2019 In re Gerald O. McInerney

16 B 40442
Gina B. Krol (the "Trustee"), chapter 7 trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Gerald O. McInerney (the "Debtor"), filed a motion for turnover of the estate’s interest in the Debtor’s federal and state income tax refunds for 2016 pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 541 and 542. At issue...

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
01/13/2020 In re Joseph Van

16 B 19075

12/18/2019 CR Adventures LLC d/b/a CR Farms v. Michael Hughes (In re Michael Hughes)

18 B 11700, 18 A 00257

Judge Timothy A. Barnes
Date Issuedsort ascending Description
12/05/2019 Jeffrey Michael Davis v. Conduent, National Student Loan Program...(In re Jeffrey Michael Davis)

18bk04521, 18ap00185
On a plaintiff-debtor’s adversary complaint, seeking a discharge of presumptively nondischargeable student loan debt pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8)(A), held: the plaintiff-debtor has failed to show by a preponderance of the evidence that he would suffer an...

10/25/2019 In re Sindesmos Hellinikes-Kinotitos of Chicago

On a motion for relief from the order approving the sale of the debtor’s real property, including a church, filed by the parishioners of the church, held:  The court concludes that the movants have failed to establish the requirements to vacate the sale order under Federal...

10/10/2019 Aire Serv LLC v. Roberts (In re Joseph F. Roberts and Dorothy L. Roberts)

19bk06272, 19ap00587
On a motion for a preliminary injunction by the plaintiff, a former franchisor of a business owned and operated by the debtor-defendant, to prohibit the debtor-defendant from operating such business in alleged violation of a covenant not to compete entered into in...

09/30/2019 In re LLC 1 07CH12487

Upon the chapter 7 debtor’s motion to dismiss its bankruptcy case, which was remanded to this court for further findings that would permit dismissal or further proceedings in the case following an uncontested appeal by a creditor opposing dismissal, the court having entered...