February 23, 2021
To sell free and clear, someone with an interest in the property must receive the notice required for service of a summons and complaint. Actual notice doesn’t suffice.
February 3, 2021
Car owners lost in Fulton but won when a Chicago district judge affirmed and ruled that debtors may avoid judicial liens on impounded cars.
January 26, 2021
A voluntary chapter 11 case is neither a ‘suit’ nor a ‘claim’ against a debtor giving rise to an insurer’s duty to defend.
January 5, 2021
The lender’s consent to direct payments by the family farmer persuaded Judge Furay to overrule the chapter 12 trustee’s objection to the plan.
September 2, 2020
Courts are split over the effect on claims discharged in chapter 7 if the debtor converts the case to chapter 13.
August 12, 2020
The Seventh and Ninth Circuits may not be on the same page when it comes contempt citations falling under the Section 362(b)(4) exception to the automatic stay.
August 11, 2020
The Seventh Circuit uses broad equitable powers to prevent one member of a class from receiving a settlement when appealing an issue applicable to the entire class.
July 9, 2020
The Seventh Circuit opinion raises the question of whether (or when) a court may restrict the use of a provision in a chapter 13 plan that Section 1322(b) permits.
June 11, 2020
Chicago judge cut rent by 75% after governor prohibited on-premises dining in the debtor’s restaurant.
May 27, 2020
A PPP ‘loan’ under the Cares Act isn’t a ‘grant,’ thus the government isn’t barred from discriminating against a bankrupt under Section 525(a).