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Smith, In re--Lattner v. Smith

Ruling: 
Default judgment against debtor in proceeding for dismissal of debtor's bankruptcy casedenied as the complaint failed to establish a prima facie case. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 09,2021, LexisNexis #0321-066

Schroeder, In re--Schroeder v. Stewart

Ruling: 
The attorney was ordered to disgorge all the fees he had received from the debtor. (Bankr. N.D.Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 19,2021, LexisNexis #0221-076

Thomas, In re

Ruling: 
Debtors' motion to amend order dismissing the Chapter 11 case was denied as dismissal wasnot in error where debtors refused to fulfill the duties and obligations to maintain theproceeding. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 10,2020, LexisNexis #1220-096

Hays, In re--Spears v. Hays

Ruling: 
Tenant was entitled to attorney fees, which were nondischargeable, due to debtor landlord'sdeceptions and unfair acts to obtain money she was not entitled to. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 15,2020, LexisNexis #1020-083

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

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

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

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

Quadrant 4 Sys. Corp., In re--Amherst Partners LLC v. Krell

Ruling: 
Trustee could recover the preferential transfers or equivalent value from defendant where itsatisfied all necessary elements. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on January 21,2020, LexisNexis #0320-015

Thompson, In re

Ruling: 
Plan calling for the disallowance of creditor to purchaser's proof of claim was not feasible.(Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 11,2019, LexisNexis #0220-094

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