7th Circuit

Jones, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's objection to confirmation was denied as it was not appropriate to intertwine consideration of attorney fees with the requirement that debtors pay either 100% of general unsecured claims or all of their disposable income. (Bankr. S.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 26,2018, LexisNexis #0618-114

Walker, In re--Minn. Dep't of Empl. & Econ. Dev. v. Walker

Ruling: 
Debt excepted from discharge as debtor failed to disclose the fact that he was employedduring the periods that he claimed and received unemployment benefits. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 17,2018, LexisNexis #0618-074

Loy, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion for contempt was denied as collection efforts were directed only to thenondischargeable penalty portion of the debtor's obligation. (Bankr. N.D. Ind.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 26,2018, LexisNexis #0618-075

Summerfield, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor may attempt to set off a discharged debt against the amount he owed to the debtoras none of the exceptions in § 553 applied. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2018, LexisNexis #0618-078

Simmons, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors were eligible to file a joint chapter 13 bankruptcy case as they were substantively ina state of marriage with one another under Illinois law. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 17,2018, LexisNexis #0618-061

Montemurro, In re

Ruling: 
Law firm's application for compensation could not be approved in full due to improper timeincrements, duplication of services, and entries that appear to be lumping. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 16,2018, LexisNexis #0618-064

Belleville, In re--Anastasoff v. Belleville

Ruling: 
Money judgment entered by an Arizona divorce court in favor of the father was in the natureof domestic support obligation and thus was nondischargeable. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 09,2018, LexisNexis #0618-048

Summerfield, In re

Ruling: 
Court denied debtor's motion for an order enjoining her ex-husband from prosecuting theaction he filed in the Illinois circuit court. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 06,2018, LexisNexis #0618-054

Poivey, In re

Ruling: 
Royalty check proceeds were marital property to which debtor husband was entitled to applyhis wildcard exemption rights. (Bankr. E.D. Wis.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 11,2018, LexisNexis #0618-043

Fakhuri, In re--Old Republic Nat'l Title Ins. Co. v. Fakhuri

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where debtor acted with fraudulent intent, made expressmisrepresentations, and insurer was justified in relying on debtor's representations. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2018, LexisNexis #0618-044

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