7th Circuit

Pansier, In re

Ruling: 
Court granted relief from stay to reinstate collection of debtor's pension income to apply todelinquent tax obligations as it was not property of the estate and was not necessary to fund aChapter 13 plan. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 25,2019, LexisNexis #0419-055

Gillison, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable as debtor's representations were false and creditor justifiablyrelied on his false representations to her detriment. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2019, LexisNexis #0419-033

Brian & Jodi Colberg & Colberg Trucking, In re

Ruling: 
Court reduced debtors' fee application for duplicate services and attorneys' travel time fees.(Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 27,2019, LexisNexis #0419-026

Rushani, In re

Ruling: 
USDA's motion for relief from automatic stay was granted as debtors failed to make 26monthly payments to USDA required by their Chapter 13 plan or show that the failure tomake those payments was justified. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 15,2019, LexisNexis #0419-006

Jung, In re

Ruling: 
Court had jurisdiction to determine and discharge debtor's tax liability and penalties. (Bankr.W.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 21,2019, LexisNexis #0419-008

Bane, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's citation lien on after-acquired property was a voidable preference where it wasfixed upon any and all property debtor acquired during the 90-day period and debtor met allrequirements under 11 U.S.C. § 547. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 21,2019, LexisNexis #0419-017

Howard, In re

Ruling: 
Counsel was entitled to fees for services that were reasonable and necessary to benefit thedebtor toward completion of his case. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2019, LexisNexis #0519-050

Burciaga, In re

Ruling: 
Portion of severance pay was sufficiently rooted in debtor's pre-bankruptcy past that itconstituted property of debtor's bankruptcy estate. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 22,2019, LexisNexis #0519-036

Maxwell, In re--Chicago Patrolmen's Fed. Credit Union v. Maxwell

Ruling: 
Revocation of discharge was not warranted as debtor’s failure to amend his schedules to reflect receipt of settlement did not necessarily equate to fraud. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 06,2019, LexisNexis #0419-093

Dancel, In re

Ruling: 
Claim disallowed as creditor was bound by the terms of the consent judgment with the effectthat its claim was extinguished. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 05,2019, LexisNexis #0319-032

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