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Murphy, In re--UMB Bank, N.A. v. Murphy

Ruling: 
Discharge was denied as debtor's actions in concealing and transferring grain complexproperty to the family trust evidenced an intent to defraud his creditors. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 02,2020, LexisNexis #1020-066

Finn, In re

Ruling: 
Attorney's conduct in consolidated bankruptcy cases violated Ill. Sup. Ct. R. Prof. Conduct 1.1as his representation of his clients was not competent and was not even remotely thorough.(Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 28,2020, LexisNexis #1020-037

Merchant, In re--Kohn v. Merchant

Ruling: 
Chapter 7 debtor's obligation pursuant to a $1 million promissory note to creditors wasexcepted from his discharge as debtor obtained the loan using a written statement thatcontained false representations. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 31,2020, LexisNexis #0520-084

Thornton, In re

Ruling: 
Debt was not excepted from discharge where creditor failed to prove that debtor should beheld personally liable for LLC's debt to creditor. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 28,2020, LexisNexis #0420-037

Tatro, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for disgorgement of fees granted where attorneys failed to investigate the informationprovided by debtor. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 31,2020, LexisNexis #0320-039

Grady, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' discharges were denied as debtor husband made multiple false oaths at hiscreditors meeting and willfully refused to comply with court's order for production. (Bankr.C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 10,2017, LexisNexis #1119-016

Fuqua, In re

Ruling: 
Amended fee application reduced as attorney did almost nothing to establish his entitlementto fees. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 09,2019, LexisNexis #1019-028

Earl Gaudio & Son, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's counsel and custodian were not entitled to any compensation as they both failed todisclose relevant information regarding their own connections to interested parties in thebankruptcy case. (Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 29,2019, LexisNexis #0519-075

Littig, In re

Ruling: 
Judicial lien could not be avoided beyond the amount necessary to protect debtor's exemption.(Bankr. C.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 19,2019, LexisNexis #0919-059

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

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