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Bankruptcy Judge Can Enter Final Judgment after a Fraudulent Transfer Bench Trial

The payee of a check isn’t necessarily the transferee of a fraudulent transfer, Chicago judge says.

Seventh Circuit Opens a Can of Worms on Bankruptcy Sales and Adequate Protection

Do free and clear sales confer interests that are entitled to adequate protection?
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Serial Bankruptcy Filings Can Result in a Conviction for Bankruptcy Fraud

Although the debtor only intended to halt eviction, the Seventh Circuit enhanced the sentence to reflect the claims of all creditors.
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Parties to a Civil Union Held Eligible to File a Joint Petition

Chicago judge takes stand for the equality of same-sex couples.

Bankruptcy Judge Predicts Circuit Split on Substantive Consolidation with Nondebtors

Seventh Circuit is averse to creating remedies under Section 105, Bankruptcy Judge Hollis says.

Chicago Wins One Round in Battle over Parking Tickets

The battle continues in Chicago over using chapter 13 to beat parking tickets.

Another Bankruptcy Judge Disregards Student Loans on Chapter 13 Eligibility

Student loan debtor ineligible for chapter 7 may pursue chapter 13 even with too much unsecured debt, Judge Catherine J. Furay says.

Seventh Circuit Allows Anticipated Tax Refunds to Be Offset by Expenses in Chapter 13

On direct appeal, Seventh Circuit upholds Bankruptcy Judge Thorne by allowing chapter 13 debtors to retain anticipated refunds from earned income tax credits.
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Courts Split on Denying a Chapter 13 Discharge for Failure to Make Direct Payments

Illinois judge interprets Rule 3002.1 as being ‘debtor-friendly,’ not as creating new grounds for denial of a chapter 13 discharge.

Illinois Divorce Court Can Strip Away Estate Property, Seventh Circuit Says

Overlay divorce and bankruptcy, and you’ve got a big mess.
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