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Leongas, In re--PNC Bank, N.A. v. Leongas

Ruling: 
Debtor's discharge was denied due to failure to disclose substantial funds paid by the familybusinesses towards the expenses of the debtor and his family. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 25,2021, LexisNexis #0721-043

5431-33 S. Wabash LLC, In re

Ruling: 
There was cause to convert or dismiss Chapter 11 debtors' bankruptcy cases and dismissal wasin the best interests of creditors and the estate as bankruptcy cases had run their course incourt after debtors had defaulted under confirmed plans. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 16,2020, LexisNexis #0121-095

Borsellino, In re--Boscarino v. Borsellino

Ruling: 
Debtor's judgment debt was not dischargeable as he intentionally transferred a boat to a thirdparty in violation of the citation to discover assets lien and the transfer was made without justcause or excuse. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 24,2020, LexisNexis #1120-007

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

Karim, In re

Ruling: 
Contraband cigarette penalties imposed against debtor were nondischargeable tax penalties.(Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 21,2020, LexisNexis #0220-084

McInerney, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's motion for turnover of estate's interest in tax refunds granted in part based on theallocation of refunds between debtor and his non-filing spouse according to the "WithholdingRule." (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 15,2019, LexisNexis #0120-015

Lenoci, In re--Salgado v. Lenoci

Ruling: 
Debt was nondischargeable where creditor established that debtor caused willful andmalicious injury. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 25,2019, LexisNexis #0619-090

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

Gilmore, In re--Chuipek v. Gilmore

Ruling: 
State court judgment was nondischargeable as chapter 7 debtor violated the Illinois HumanRights Act, the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. (Bankr. N.D.Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 27,2018, LexisNexis #1118-015

Horlbeck, In re--Tillman Enters., LLC v. Horlbeck

Ruling: 
Debt owed under settlement agreement was dischargeable where debtor established that claims alleged by plaintiff and the evidence were insufficient to establish a securities violation or fraud. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2018, LexisNexis #1018-103

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