March 31, 2021
The statutory basis for permanent relief under today’s chapter 15 was found in former Section 304, which chapter 15 superseded.
March 10, 2021
Bankruptcy judge had tricks up his sleeve to help a debtor who couldn’t afford a lawyer to defend a dischargeability suit.
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.
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 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.
April 17, 2019
Judge Hunt in Chicago tells debtors’ counsel to oppose inclusion of unjustifiable provisions in chapter 13 plans, even if it means contested confirmation hearings.