March 8, 2023
When there was a knowing violation of injunctions in the plan and confirmation order, the Seventh Circuit said that the appeal bordered on frivolous.
January 23, 2023
Circuit Judge Frank Easterbrook tersely held that the Supreme Court’s Barnhill opinion overruled prior Seventh Circuit precedent.
December 28, 2022
Wisconsin district judge implies that a chapter 13 debtor might obtain ‘derivative standing’ to avoid an unperfected mortgage.
November 9, 2022
A plan longer than five years must revert to a five-year plan now that Congress has allowed Section 1329(d) to expire, Judge Hanan says.
November 7, 2022
Harris v. Viegelahn bars any payment by a chapter 13 trustee after conversion, not just payments to creditors, Judge LaShonda Hunt says.
November 3, 2022
Milwaukee district judge rules that bankruptcy does not cut off future liability on a personal guarantee issued before bankruptcy.
October 6, 2022
If a debtor owns property as a joint tenant with right of survivorship, the trustee has nothing to sell if the debtor dies.
September 16, 2022
Foreign creditors not subject to ‘specific personal jurisdiction’ in the U.S. can violate the automatic stay with impunity.
September 9, 2022
Although a stock purchase and a loan payoff were only one month apart, the two transactions lacked a sufficient nexus to invoke the safe harbor, Bankruptcy Judge James Carr said.
September 6, 2022
Judge Graham in Indianapolis sees the Seventh Circuit as interpreting ‘related to’ jurisdiction narrowly and not inclined to halt lawsuits against nondebtors without a direct effect on the bankrupt estate.