Northern District

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

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

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

Williams, In re

Ruling: 
Grounds existed for vacating the confirmation order as to creditor alone because a violation ofdue process occurred. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 05,2020, LexisNexis #0620-078

Cosman, In re--Busey Bank v. Cosman

Ruling: 
Bank denied summary judgment on its claim of non-dischargeability as it failed to establish adebt obtained by any misrepresentation other than a statement concerning the debtor'sfinancial condition. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 22,2020, LexisNexis #0620-060

Perez, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor's motion for default judgment was granted where debtor defrauded creditor byaccepting the funds without the intent to ever repay the same. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 28,2020, LexisNexis #0620-061

Stirlen, In re--Karass v. Stirlen

Ruling: 
Debtor guarantor could assert a guaranteed party’s setoff defense to allegedlynondischargeable debt. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 30,2020, LexisNexis #0620-067

Rice, In re

Ruling: 
City's refusal to release debtor's impounded vehicle, once debtor filed bankruptcy and made ademand for the vehicle, was a violation of the automatic stay. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 21,2020, LexisNexis #0620-030

Vraney, In re--Aeschliman v. Vraney

Ruling: 
Debt was dischargeable as creditor failed to meet her burden of demonstrating that debtor hadcommitted fraud or misrepresentation. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 31,2020, LexisNexis #0620-011

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