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Nielsen, In re--Handler v. Nielsen

Ruling: 
Legal fees accrued by the creditor for legal services to the debtor was dischargeable considering that the creditor did not rely upon any deceptions or inducements from the debtor, and that he knew of her dire financial standing. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2018, LexisNexis #0418-040

Hill, In re

Ruling: 
Objection to creditor's claim was sustained as debtor's failure to retrieve collateral vehiclewas excusable due to financial inability to pay the fees. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 22,2018, LexisNexis #0418-021

Hicks, In re

Ruling: 
City's actions in immobilizing debtor's vehicle after she filed for bankruptcy did not violatethe automatic stay as the City's purpose was to ensure public safety. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 01,2018, LexisNexis #0318-032

Hartford Court Dev., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Lease between debtor and the condominum is deemed rejected as debtor neither filed amotion to assume the lease within the 120-day period nor requested and extension of time todo so. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 25,2018, LexisNexis #0318-006

Hartford Court Dev., Inc., In re

Ruling: 
Lease between debtor and the condominum is deemed rejected as debtor neither filed amotion to assume the lease within the 120-day period nor requested and extension of time todo so. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 25,2018, LexisNexis #0318-006

Heyer, In re--Heyer v. FNBC Bank & Trust, Inc.

Ruling: 
Motion to dismiss granted where debtors lack standing to pursue their claim against defendants as only the trustee could prosecute or defend a claim belonging to the estate in chapter 7 cases. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 17,2018, LexisNexis #0218-093

Hadzhieva, In re--Midwest Gaming & Entm't LLC v. Hadzhieva

Ruling: 
Defendant's motion to dismiss was denied where court can infer based upon the terms of the alleged credit application and credit terms document that there may be a plausible fraud claim. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 03,2018, LexisNexis #0218-041

Shuey, In re

Ruling: 
Debtor's motion seeking imposition of sanctions and stay of collection proceeding was denied because the entirety of her debt to respondent was not discharged. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 03,2018, LexisNexis #0218-045

Walker In re

Ruling: 
Court ruled that mere possession of the vehicle of the debtor by the possessory lien holder did not automatically grant the latter the protection afforded by the law. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 20,2017, LexisNexis #0118-094

Villasenor, In re

Ruling: 
Courts turned to Illinois law to determine the rate of interest on creditor's tax claim. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 05,2017, LexisNexis #0118-042

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