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Chicago Must Return Impounded Cars Immediately After a Chapter 13 Filing

Judge Thorne rules that exceptions to the automatic stay do not allow the City of Chicago to retain possession of impounded cars.

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.

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.

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.

Chicago Judge Erases Chapter 13 Debt Limits on Student Loans

Large student loans do not justify dismissal of a chapter 13 case when chapter 11 is the only alternative, Bankruptcy Judge Janet S. Baer says.

Administrative Status Given for Claims Against an Assignee for Creditors

Chicago judge finds flexibility for granting ‘protection’ claims under Section 543(c)(1).

Chicago Believes that Inaction Doesn’t Violate the Automatic Stay

Windy City plunges into the circuit split on inaction as a violation of the automatic stay.

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