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.
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.
June 11, 2020
Chicago judge cut rent by 75% after governor prohibited on-premises dining in the debtor’s restaurant.
March 6, 2020
Unemployed for 16 months, surviving on food stamps, and living rent-free enabled a debtor to discharge student loans.
January 2, 2020
A PACA trust lacks the hallmarks of a trust, so a failure to pay a produce supplier doesn’t give rise to a nondischargeable debt for defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity, Judge Goldgar says.
November 25, 2019
Someone forced into bankruptcy on account of medical bills will also be forced into chapter 13.
November 21, 2019
Court weighs the relative advantages of receivership versus bankruptcy in deciding whether to bar the filing of an involuntary bankruptcy.
October 10, 2019
The lawyer whose waiver led to Wellness International avoided malpractice by the skin of his teeth.
August 7, 2019
A judicial lien impairing a homestead exemption is avoidable in some states under Section 522(f), but not in others.