7th Circuit

Hefty, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to confirmation of debtor's plan was sustained as debtor's plan did notcommit to pay the claims of unsecured creditors. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 27,2020, LexisNexis #0920-047

Bridges, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor, whose Chapter 13 plan was not yet confirmed, did not qualify under CARES Actprovision to modify her plan to include a term beyond five years. (Bankr. S.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 30,2020, LexisNexis #0920-048

Gonzalez, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor did not act willfully in violating the automatic stay when it moved in state court for atax deed as creditor had no knowledge of debtor's bankruptcy. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 28,2020, LexisNexis #0920-030

Emerald Casino, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Objection to claims was sustained as trustee concluded that the claims should be treated asequity interests not as general unsecured claims. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 24,2020, LexisNexis #0920-035

Luedke, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors, as settlors, trustees, and beneficiaries of a self-settled revocable trust had an"aggregate interest" in the residence as debtors were the effective owners of the property heldby the trust. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 28,2020, LexisNexis #0920-007

Pramod Patel, In re--Ankit Shah v. Pramod Patel

Ruling: 
Judgment was entered in favor of debtor with respect to construction contractor's claim as thecontractor failed to meet his burden of proof. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 23,2020, LexisNexis #0920-009

Welch, In re--Welch v. Welch

Ruling: 
Debtor's judgment debt was not excepted from discharge as the debt was merely a liquidatedbreach of contract remedy and outside the scope of the parties' divorce action. (Bankr. S.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 28,2020, LexisNexis #0920-012

Hitz Rest. Grp., In re

Ruling: 
Debtor restaurant owner owed at least 25 percent of the rent amount to the creditor even aftergovernor’s order closing restaurants due to COVID-19 triggered the force majeure clause.(Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 02,2020, LexisNexis #0720-055

Schuessler v. United States SBA

Ruling: 
Plaintiffs' request for injunctive relief denied where 11 U.S.C. § 525(a) did not preclude theSBA from denying government-subsidized Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to Chapter 12debtors. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 22,2020, LexisNexis #0720-017

Kleynerman, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for Rule 2004 Examination was denied due to the speculative nature ofcreditor's declaration, the credible nature of declarations of three owners of debtor's companyand the questionable lateness of the motion. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2020, LexisNexis #0720-024

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