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No Automatic Right to Appeal Bankruptcy Court Preliminary Injunctions

In one respect, bankruptcy judges have more authority than district judges.

Stern Objections Always Must Be Raised to Avoid Potential Malpractice

The lawyer who lost Wellness International may be facing malpractice liability.

Chicago Judge Splits with Ninth Circuit on Interest for Unsecured Claims in Surplus Plan

Default interest rate given to unsecured creditors in full-payment chapter 11 plan.

Rule 9(b) Fraud Pleading Standards Don’t Apply to an FDCPA Complaint

Willfulness is not required by the FDCPA when pleading an automatic stay violation.

Courts Split on Allowing Individual Debtors to Retain Wages on Conversion from 11 to 7

Chicago judge splits with Collier and Ninth Circuit BAP on wages following conversion.

Caesars Wins Brief Reprieve from Lawsuit Against Non-Filed Parent

Chicago entrenches itself as a debtor-friendly venue for chapter 11 reorganizations.

Support Obligations for Grandchildren Are Ordinarily Dischargeable

Deficient drafting results in dismissal of dischargeability complaint.

Homestead Owned by a Trust Can Be an Exempt Homestead in Illinois

Trust must be carefully drafted in Illinois to retain the entireties exemption.

Another Lower Court Nixes an FDCPA Claim Based on a Time-Barred Debt

Chicago bankruptcy judge opines on how the circuit should rule on the FDCPA.

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