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Kimball Hill, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Court ordered creditor to dismiss its claims against debtors in third-party complaint as it violated the terms of the release and the plan injunction. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 02,2018, LexisNexis #1118-085

Direct Media Power, Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Creditor was entitled to attorneys' fees where it demonstrated that the hourly rates actuallycharged by its counsel and actually paid by the creditor was a market rate and presumptivelyreasonable under the circumstances. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on September 28,2018, LexisNexis #1118-002

Shelton, In re

Ruling: 
Confirmation of plan denied as the payment structure of the debtor's "step" plan was not proposed in good faith. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 14,2018, LexisNexis #1018-114

Manevska, In re--Kontos v. Manevska

Ruling: 
Debtor was ineligible to receive a discharge as she failed to keep records showing what she did with the money she took from the decedent. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 08,2018, LexisNexis #0918-111

Ludkowski, In re

Ruling: 
Continuation of collection suit after conversion of the case from one under chapter 7 to oneunder chapter 13 on its face violated the in personam stay. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 24,2018, LexisNexis #0918-002

Garcia, In re--Layng v. Garcia

Ruling: 
Court declined to deny debtor's discharge as trustee failed to establish that debtor acted with fraudulent intent in failing to disclose certain assets on her bankruptcy petition. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 20,2018, LexisNexis #0818-110

World Mktg. Chi., LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for leave to file counterclaims against trustee denied as unnecessary where the Bartondoctrine was inapplicable to matters tried in the bankruptcy court itself. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on April 26,2018, LexisNexis #0718-027

Tabor, In re

Ruling: 
Court granted motion for sanctions against debtor's counsel as the face of the schedulesproved debtor was not eligible for chapter 13 relief. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 11,2018, LexisNexis #0518-062

Stainless Sales Corp., In re

Ruling: 
Court approved reduced administrative expense claim with 10% higher application cost instead of the requested 36%. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 30,2018, LexisNexis #0518-035

Montemurro, In re

Ruling: 
Prepetition receiver qualified as a custodian and was entitled to seek reasonable compensation for services rendered as well as costs and expenses incurred. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 13,2018, LexisNexis #0318-098

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