Illinois judge interprets Rule 3002.1 as being ‘debtor-friendly,’ not as creating new grounds for denial of a chapter 13 discharge.
If a preference theory fails, try fraudulent transfer.
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.
Chicago judge finds flexibility for granting ‘protection’ claims under Section 543(c)(1).
Windy City plunges into the circuit split on inaction as a violation of the automatic stay.
Clever drafting of chapter 13 plans prevents collection of post-petition parking fines.
Status of claims for overpayment of domestic support obligations begs for appellate review.
Opinion traces the thousand-year history of wedding and engagement rings.
Chief Judge Gorman requires strict adherence to Section 524(c) in reaffirming a debt.
Mistakenly cancelling a mortgage can result in a preference but not a fraudulent transfer if the cancellation is later rescinded.