Bank need not be a party to a secret agreement for D’Oench Duhme defense to apply.
Preemption easier to find than implied repeal, Chicago district judge says.
In one respect, bankruptcy judges have more authority than district judges.
The lawyer who lost Wellness International may be facing malpractice liability.
Default interest rate given to unsecured creditors in full-payment chapter 11 plan.
Willfulness is not required by the FDCPA when pleading an automatic stay violation.
Chicago judge splits with Collier and Ninth Circuit BAP on wages following conversion.
Chicago entrenches itself as a debtor-friendly venue for chapter 11 reorganizations.
Consumer debtors bat 500 last week in significant cases.
Deficient drafting results in dismissal of dischargeability complaint.