Illinois Central District
Someone forced into bankruptcy on account of medical bills will also be forced into chapter 13.
Judge Perkins in Illinois says the ‘sufficiently rooted’ test from Segal v. Rochelle did not survive Butner and the adoption of the Bankruptcy Code.
Illinois judge interprets Rule 3002.1 as being ‘debtor-friendly,’ not as creating new grounds for denial of a chapter 13 discharge.
Chief Judge Gorman requires strict adherence to Section 524(c) in reaffirming a debt.